Finally, a Place to Keep Your Wine on Your Bike — Shopping

No bike ride is complete without a pitstop in the park to share a bottle of wine with some friends. (And yes, we'd stand by that statement in the company of a bunch of Tour de France riders! What are you guys doing if not headed to an awesome picnic in the park?)

Luckily, there are now a handful of artisan shops on Etsy that offer handmade leather carriers, which slide onto almost any bike to help you get said bottle of wine to that park. (Even CB2 currently sells an option that's made by a skilled leather worker in Upstate New York.)


Eat All the Most Iconic Foods in New Orleans in One Delicious Weekend — Fall Weekend Trips

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New Orleans is a food-lover's paradise. From Creole and Cajun staples (like gumbo, jambalaya, etouffée) and po' boys and muffulettas to powdered-sugar-coated beignets and toothache-inducing pralines (pronounced PRAW-leen, if you please), it'd be easy to spend an entire week, if not longer, eating your way through this tasty town.

But if you only have a weekend, what's the best way to get your fill of all of New Orleans' most famous foods? We have a few ideas.


Croatia’s Underwater Winery Is Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed — Travel News

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Croatia has crept its way up to the top of people's travel bucket lists, and for good reason: It's got some gorgeous coastlines and delicious food. Now, wine-lovers have a new reason to visit the nation: the Balkan country, which drinks the most wine in the world, is home to an underwater winery.


I Went on a Key Lime Pie Road Trip with My Dad — Road Trips for Food-Lovers

After months of deliberation, my father and I finally settled on the Florida Keys for our long-overdue father-daughter trip. The decision was primarily made due to its neutral proximity for us flying in from opposite coasts. Plus, it was just a place both of us had always wanted to go.

Our route would take us roughly 100 miles from Key Largo to Kew West via US 1, aka the Overseas Highway. This iconic two-lane road with 42 (!!!) bridges is one of the most scenic: Imagine limestone islets, working docks and marinas, and the most beautiful shades of aqua marine water you've ever seen.

It is also one of the most delicious — so long as you love key lime pie. It is almost impossible to drive this route and not notice the plethora of signs and stores selling key lime products, every single one of which touts their pie as either "The Best Key Lime Pie," or "The Original Key Lime Pie."


This Tiny City Has Big Flavor: Here’s What to Do, Eat & Drink in Portland, Maine — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland

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Compared to other local cities like Boston and New York, Portland, Maine seems more like a close-knit town. But don't let its small size fool you — there's a seemingly endless list of things to do, see, and, most importantly, eat in this smart, sophisticated New England city. Beyond the charming lighthouses and overstuffed lobster rolls, this mini metropolis pulses with life and community.


How I Keep the Magic Alive After I Come Back from Vacation — A Vacation from Your Vacation

Coming home from an amazing trip can be a huge buzzkill. Planning a trip is so exciting, dreaming about incredible meals and adventures galore, and then you have such a good time when you're actually there, of course. But then there's that very real misery that is modern travel and coming home to work and laundry and, well, life. Post-trip blues can be hard on a person.

How to get through? What helps me is to weave the magic of travels into everyday life. And that often entails bringing a literal taste of the trip home — or at least something whose sight, smell, or touch can whisk me back for just a moment.


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