Guides

  • Best Hidden Gem Restaurants in Seattle

    Maybe because it is such a coffee Mecca, Seattle also happens to be one of the nation’s best breakfast cities. Then, of course, there’s an abundance of Pacific Northwest seafood … and a kaleidoscopic choice of eats at the Pike Place Market … and a passion for magnificent sandwiches … and a radiant Asian population ……

  • California’s Heartland: The Best Places to Eat Along Highway 99

    California’s agricultural artery, CA-99, runs through the fertile San Joaquin Valley along side the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Rather than movie studio tours, this showcases the “other California,” farms that grow much of our nation’s produce.  With so many food options, it can be hard to figure out the best places to eat along Highway 99, but…

  • Where To Eat Near Yosemite National Park

    A Cafe That’s Worth a Detour in Mariposa

    Yosemite has entrances, and great eats, on both sides of the Sierras. If you’re staying on the Westside of the Sierras, make sure to get breakfast at the Sugar Pine Cafe in the charming town of Mariposa, right before the entrance for Yosemite Valley….

  • The Best Casual Breakfast Spots in Portland, Oregon

    Portland, Oregon – A Breakfast Lover’s Heaven

    The best breakfast in Portland might include palate-boggling donuts, the original Original Pancake House (and still the best), masterfully brewed coffee and espresso drinks, neighborhood corner cafes, and fresh fruit and bakery treats at a real farmer’s market. These are some of the ways we…

  • Where to Get the Best Breakfast and Coffee in San Diego

    Southern California is especially well-endowed with significant coffee shops — restaurants that are more polite than a diner but less formal than a linen-napkin restaurant. San Diego has some of the best, which means that it is a great place to eat breakfast. Beyond exemplary coffee shops, great morning-meal opportunities are found in the city’s bakeries…

  • The Best Hidden Gem New Orleans Restaurants

    While it is possible to eat well for days (weeks, months!) just walking around New Orleans, a car provides access to some of NOLA’s more far-flung culinary highlights that not everyone knows about. The list below will take you around the city to our six favorite under-the-radar New Orleans Restaurants that serve great food, and a…

  • The Best Places to Eat in Knoxville, Tennessee

    Where to Eat in Knoxville?

    Exploring cities can be fun but finding where to eat in one is difficult. A delicious day in Knoxville must begin in the Old City at Olibea, a cutting edge cafe where the biscuits are fall-apart fragile and the breakfast meat of choice is…

  • America’s Byways: Great Lakes Seaway Trail

    11 STOPS | 279 MILES | 5 hr 30 min

    Watertown to Niagara Falls

    This tour will take you on a five and a half hour drive along America’s Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Beginning in Watertown, you will end your tour by Niagara Falls. Along the way, we have picked 11 excellent restaurants and candy shops to fill your journey and your…

  • Hidden Gems + Local Hot Spots: Authentic Eats in Portland, Oregon

    Do Not Miss These Donuts

    • Although classic donuts are offered at Voodoo Doughnut we recommend you don’t order them. The magic of Voodoo Doughnuts is their creations that are hard to find anywhere else. With menu items such as a cock & balls donut, a dirty snowball and…