Everybody loves to travel. It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling within the same country or you plan a long-haul vacation to those far-flung destinations. We love it, we love the Segway tours and the endless amounts of social media posts we can add to tell the haters we’re loving life. Different areas of the world offer different things, but if there’s one thing that everywhere around the globe offers when you go on vacation, it’s amazing food.
Food is life for most of us because we understand what it means to try new flavors and choose new dishes for the first time. Whether it’s the local steakhouse that makes their steak in a way that you’ve never experienced or the Gelato shop that has hunks of decadent scoops of Gelato. There are endless possibilities that can feel endless, here are some of the reasons why food should be at the forefront of your mind when you book your next vacation.
Guide to the Perfect Gourmet Vacation
- You get to try something you’ve never tried before. Travel and vacations are all about discovery, and as food is a part of that you get to try something you’ve never had before. There are so many dishes in other countries that you would never have tried if you stayed home because if you don’t know about the pierogies in Poland, or their street food in Singapore, you’re never going to experience it. Discovering a new food that you’ve never tried before is the very reason that you should go back to any country someday.
- You experience the same food in new ways. You might like burgers at home, but have you ever tried one in Spain? You may love pasta at home but have you actually tried Italian mozzarella cheese that has been cultivated in Italy and drizzled over your pasta? The tastes, the textures, and even the delivery can be done so differently that the food you are trying are completely different.
- You get to indulge in a little culture. It’s always a great thing to go to a different country, especially when you have the opportunity to try new stuff. The staple meal in Costa Rica for example is a meal that has rice, sweet plantains and your choice of meat. They are all cooked completely fresh, and you’ll always find a lot of fresh fruit that is beautifully prepared. In France, you’ll experience expensive cheeses and puffs of pastry that are just like buttery melts on your tongue. The country’s food can tell you an awful lot about its culture in that every country has its own version of doing things. It’s one of the best reasons to travel.
- It brings people together. Whether it’s sitting on the sidewalk eating hot chips with drizzled cheese, or sitting in a fancy restaurant and tucking into your 7th course of the night, food brings people together. It helps you to meet new people and it’s always great to strike up a conversation with the stranger at the table about how their dessert looks amazing. You might make a new friend, you might try something completely new off the menu, but either way, you’re going to enjoy the experience.