Taste of Norway and New Norwegian Cuisine From Coast to Coast

At Festningen Restaurant in Oslo guests dine al fresco along the walls of Akershus Fortress

At Festningen Restaurant in Oslo guests dine al fresco along the walls of Akershus Fortress

Norway on the Scandinavian Peninsula is synonymous with the fjords that define its wild beauty. When I visited last June, the weather was warm, compliments of the powerful Gulf Stream, and the days were gloriously long because during summer the sun never sets. I got a taste of fjordland, Nordic history and way of life, and a food culture that is simple yet elegant, modern yet true to its roots—a cuisine that is making waves on the culinary radar.

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Buenos Aires: A City of Indulgences Certain to Leave You Wanting More

Obelisco and Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, in Buenos Aires

Obelisco and Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, in Buenos Aires

South America has been on my travel to-do list for years, but there was something in particular that drew me to select Buenos Aires for my first jaunt to the Southern Hemisphere. Maybe it was the nickname the city is often given, “The Paris of South America,” that enticed me. Or maybe it was the promise of the indulgences that Buenos Aires is best known for: late nights filled with tango dancing, delicious steak, and Malbec wine. Regardless, intuition told me Buenos Aires and I would be the perfect match. I decided to test that hunch and planned a trip as Seattle was transitioning from fall to winter in order to take advantage of South America’s warm temperatures and sunshine.

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NY Trav Fest 2015

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