• Where are the summer's best destinations for food lovers?

    2013-07-31

    Food has long played an important role in traveling. There are few things better than trying some of the local cuisine in a new city or country. This is especially true during the summer months, when you can leisurely eat your meal outside while enjoying the beautiful weather. Of course, certain destinations are better suited to travelers with culinary exploits on their mind than others, and according to Executive Travel magazine, there are some that have begun to stand out.

    Turks and Caicos Islands
    This small archipelago, located in the Caribbean, may not jump out as a household name, but once you've samples some of their unique fare, you certainly won't forget it. As one would imagine, the islands are especially famous for their seafood, especially shellfish, which is stewed and served ceviche style, according to the publication. A number of cutting edge restaurants have sprung up in recent years, and the islands will likely soon become a go-to for foodies everywhere. Not to mention, the nation is replete with beautiful beaches, so there's plenty to do even when you're not sitting down to eat.

    Madrid
    You can go almost anywhere in Spain and find some of the best food in the world, but Madrid may the best option. Madrid is particularly appealing during the summer because you can regularly find al fresco seating lining the streets and in parks. If you're having trouble narrowing down where to eat and what to order, most experts recommend heading to the city's storied old town and sampling some tapas as day fades into night.

    Colorado
    Although Colorado may have a reputation as a being a winter sports enthusiast's dream, it is also just as appealing during the warmer months thanks in large part to its culinary offerings. The Centennial state is lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.S., and there's nothing better than enjoying some of its local fare underneath the shade of the Rocky Mountains. Specifically, you may want to head to Colorado Springs and dine at the Pepper Tree Restaurant, which has earned some of the best reviews of any establishment in the state, according to The Huffington Post.

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