Michelle Bergey travels for food. And she always seeks the help of in-the-know locals. “Food tours are the best way to travel,” she says. “Honestly, every time I travel, I do a food tour.” So it’s natural that she co-owns a food tour business called Lost Plate with her brother and sister-in-law. Brian Bergey and Ruixi Hu run the tours in China, where they live, and in Cambodia. Michelle leads the Portland tours.

Many people ask Bergey why visitors need a guide to check out restaurants. She tells them a tour goes beyond the food itself. “You’re also getting information

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Dorine Reinstein

Dorine Reinstein

In a post-Covid world, the draw of Africa’s vast open spaces, natural beauty and spectacular wildlife has been incredible. People who were locked down in their houses for longer than they ever thought possible are now craving the freedom of the natural wilderness.

However, as travelers are looking for longer and more meaningful stays on vacation, it’s important to understand that Africa has more to offer than wildlife. For travel consultants, this can present an interesting upselling opportunity, especially when teaming up with ground handlers who have authentic connections on the ground.

Suzanne Bayly, owner of Classic Portfolio,

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Erie may not often be thought of as a dining destination, but local entrepreneur Kelly Karns has taken a culinary blowtorch to that narrative with her popular Erie Food Tours, now in their sixth season. As summer activity heats up to a spirited flambé, residents can experience some of the best food and drink the area has to offer one of three ways — the Downtown Erie Food Tour, the North East Food Tour, and/or the Happy-Appy Food Tour. 

Regardless, Karns and her team of gourmand guides have been starving for another chance to serve you after 2020

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With the fourth coronavirus wave growing worse in many localities, resulting in lockdowns and travel restrictions, five-star hotels across Vietnam stand near empty. Though room prices have been reduced by up to 60 percent, current occupancy rates remain at less than 10 percent. Without revenues, five-star hotels have been forced to offer luxury services to local tourists to remain afloat.

Culinary tour

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is offering a culinary tour of the world called “Tour du Monde”, with dishes combining typical flavors from Morocco, the Middle East, America, the Mediterranean, Europe, Cuba and Southeast Asia.

The facade of Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of the hotel.

Sofitel Legend Metropole

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Shelly Metz was gearing up for her family’s upcoming vacation to Fort Pierce, researching touristy activities when she came across Treasure Coast Culinary Tours.

Why not, Metz thought, the family loves to try local cuisine, and it’s a great way to get to know the area as first-time visitors.

The Metz family, of Columbus, Ohio, bopped around Downtown Fort Pierce on June 9 — chowing down on crepes, seafood gumbo, blackened shrimp tacos, wagyu beef and crab bisque.

“You know, every restaurant has their signature food or drink, and as people who have never been here before, you wouldn’t

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MANILA, Philippines —This year’s “KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival” was made special by the tour developed by members of the Philippine Tour Operators Association Inc. (PHILTOA) and the food tourism consortium, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

The food and travel festival is once again a hybrid edition in partnership with Ayala Malls.

With the theme “Food Tourism Reboot,” Kain na! which began last June 10 served a signature line-up of digital events such as the Global PROSPECTives in Food and Gastronomy Tourism, Food Tourism Exchange, and Food Tourism 101 which would be held until June 13.

These are

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