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Sicily Wants To Lure Tourists By Helping Pay For Flights And Hotels Post-Lockdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Sicily’s original scheme, baptized "Empty for Full," would launch once Italy reopens its borders. Vouchers for discounted flights, hotels and free museum tickets will be made available via the isla...

Caribbean cruise

by DonnaMarieNJ 1 month ago

I'll be cruising in December to the Caribbean. I'd like to pick your brains (and tastebuds) as to which food-related (alcohol, too) item to purchase on each island: San Juan, Puerto Rico Phili...

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How to Transform Your American Vaccination Card into a French Health Pass

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Our friends at Paris by Mouth walk through step by step how to obtain the French Health Pass that will be required as of August 1 to enter restaurants, cafes (even outdoor areas) and trains.

Covid Hospitality - Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste (Toronto)

by mordylishus 6 months ago

Covid regulations require a three-night stay in an approved Covid quarantine hotel and then 11 days in self-isolating quarantine of the traveller’s choice. Mordy has just emerged from his quaran...

Highway 1 at Rat Creek to Open to Traffic by April 30

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Caltrans announced today that Hwy 1 in Big Sur will open by April 30. Check out the photos of the construction fill.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott opens in Tuckahoe...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Walked into the newly opened SpringHill Suites hotel on Marbledale Ave. in Tuckahoe. It had been a work in progress for quite some time. There is a dining area and bar/lounge, which right now is on...

Italy to lift travel restrictions: who is willing to travel this summer?

by damiano 1 year ago

Italy is opening its borders for non-Italian tourists in two weeks time. Who is willing to travel to Italy, and if so, how are you planning to do this? For me, living in Northern Europe, Italy i...

Japan experts, need advice for a Jan trip there.

by Belkisw 1 year ago

Chowhounders who know Japan well, looking for some advice. As the eternal optimists, we want to start planning a January trip to Japan. On our last trip which was in the spring a few years ago, we ...

Ideas for food-related 3 month sabbatical

by Belkisw 1 year ago

After seven long years in my current job, my employer is giving me a 3-month paid sabbatical that I plan to take next year. I am someone who loves to cook but has never tried to work in a restauran...

Private Bedroom w/ Private Full Bath Near Bethel | AirBnB - Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

If you're looking for a well-equipped kitchen with a fully stocked kitchen to stay, this would be the place. I was here for a week during the Carr Fire in August 2018. Given that I had some mis...

Culinary Adventures in Great Britain

by kittyfood 2 years ago

My husband and I are considering a trip to Great Britain in 2020. We are looking for suggestions for food or drink-related adventures -- for example, artesanal cheesemakers, bakers, producers of re...

Casa Benavides B&B in Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

For my overnight in Taos, I booked the Azteca room in the main building of Casa Benavides. Located in the heart of the historic district, it was an easy walk to see the sights, and within sniffing ...

A week in Sicily in April 2020

by karma2u 2 years ago

I'm planning a week in Sicily in April 2020 and the most recent thread I've seen is from 2015 so I'm looking for some more recent advice on food and lodging. We are flying into and out of Catania. ...

Il Centro in Priocca opens Hotel

by henjef85 2 years ago

For those who have enjoyed dining at Il Centro in Priocca (one of our favorite places in the Langhe), but have been put off by the drive at night to Priocca, well, there is good news. Tomorrow, Oc...

Food, restaurants, local cuisine in Namur (Belgium)/Ardennes (France)?

by watermap 2 years ago

Group of cousins/partners renting a house in Province de Namur (Belgium) July 2019. Requesting locals/travelers' favorites/recommendations for restaurants, food, local cuisine, wineries, breweri...

Last minute (securable within 2 weeks) reservations for non-sushi/ramen/tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo

by ulurujamman 2 years ago

Hi guys, Going to be in Tokyo for a few more weeks and I feel like I've been overfocusing on certain genres of restaurant. I'd like to check out some more good places before I leave, but I'm not...

Getting La Scala tickets before online sale?

by Docmarcia 3 years ago

We’re going to Milan in June 2019 specifically to see Verdi on June 18. Tickets go on sale online in April later than they go on sale in Milan. I want to be sure to get good seats. Is there an agen...


by rachel24 2 years ago

My husband and I are going to Amsterdam in July. We are looking for a few recommendations for dinner and more casual ones for lunch. Thanks!

Travels with The Green Book

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . As times changed, so did 'The Green Book.' For sale by subscription and at Esso gas stations, in its heyday it sold two million copies a year. But in the 1948 edition, Victor Green wrote: '...

Paging Allende: Alta Badia in Winter

by Losmith 3 years ago

Hi Allende! I've enjoyed your reports on destinations throughout Italy for years now and have found the reports on San Cassiano and Alta Badia especially helpful. My husband and I stayed in San C...