Grand Torino: Italy’s Aperitivo Capital

To most of us, vermouth is the stuff you use to make a Martini. Or a Manhattan. Fair enough. But as many of us are rediscovering, vermouth is among the most versatile of cocktail ingredients. What’s more, it’s great straight. Vermouth’s origins, as with most quaffs, are hazy. But evidence unearthed in China suggests it just may be the…

Local Flavor: Hot Chicken in Nashville

“Hot chicken” is Nashville’s most famous dish. With two equally famous establishments in the city, Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack and Hattie B’s, residents love to argue who fries it best.

Local Flavor: Mojitos in Havana

Deceptively simple yet slightly controversial, the Cuban mojito is best enjoyed—and understood—in one of Havana’s old or new watering holes.

David Lebovitz’s Favorite Edible French Souvenirs

Extra room in your new Longchamp bag? American chef and author David Lebovitz, who lives in Paris, recommends some of his favorite edible souvenirs to stock your larder or give as gifts.

France’s Truffle Hunting Capital: Périgord

Search alongside experts, both human and animal, for precious, perfumed truffles in France’s earthy, secretive southwestern corner.

Travel Lens: Neil Perry’s World

Neil Perry is culinary royalty in his native Australia, and for good reason. Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens—and appetite.

Five Ways to Drink Coffee Around the World

Will travel for caffeine? Here’s where to get a coffee buzz across the globe.

Local Flavor: The Venetian Spritz

Chances are, if you’ve been to Venice you’ve had at least one. Likely a dozen or more. Here’s a brief history of how the spritz evolved—as well as tips on the best places to savor the refreshing apéritif in the City of Canals.

Mendoza’s Malbec Magic

Mendoza lies in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, a vast, lush land of grapevines stretching into the shadows of the majestic Andes. Here’s why you should book your ticket there now, when wine harvest festivals are in full swing.

Thursday Twitter Chat: Foodie Travel

Join Traveler contributing editor Andrew Nelson—and fellow foodies around the world—for @NatGeoTravel’s next Twitter chat at 1:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 12.

Culinary Quito: An Introduction

A great confluence of indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions, Ecuadorian cuisine is a true melting pot of flavors that has managed, in large part, to remain undiscovered. From its perch high in the Andes, Quito represents one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, offering up an abundance of intriguing fruits, vegetables, and spices. Here are seven things to know about the Ecuadorian capital’s unique culinary offerings.

Reader Recs: Best Beer Cities

Harvest season brings fresh hops, but not every city in the world can boast an overflowing offering of craft beers and homegrown breweries. That’s why we tapped our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite beer-drinking destinations. So crack open a cold one and find out which cities are tops for hops.