It’s only been in the last decade, with the influx of expats, digital
nomads, yogis, and writers looking for love, that the third wave
coffee movement gained traction across the island, perhaps fueled
by its proximity to Australia. On almost every street in the trendy
neighborhoods of Canggu and Kuta you’ll find breezy, open-air, Aussie
cafe concepts selling avocado toast and flat whites. It’s a dramatic
difference from the modest roadside coffee stands serving Bali coffee
(an instant powder coffee) and frequented by locals.
As cliche as it sounds, Miami is indeed a city of contrasts. Anchoring South Florida, The Magic City feels more like you’re in a Caribbean hotspot than in a state that’s known as home to the crazed Florida Man and as the fanny-pack wearing capital of the world (yes, we mean Disney World). And, while the beach is only steps away, locals are more likely to lounge at their pool than venture onto the touristy sand. Croquettes, Cuban sandwiches, and cafe con leche (no skim milk here) rule the streets, but there are plenty of plant-focused restaurants and cafes to be found if you know where to look.
At Napa Valley’s newest winery, Ashes & Diamonds, you won’t find the Tuscan stone treatments or clay roof tiles that adorn neighboring wineries. The concept is instead inspired—both in wine and design—by California’s past, while offering an experience that’s distinctly modern. Although the winery’s vintages are a departure from the stereotypically bold California wines, they are also a shift back to the Old World-style of winemaking, one without modern chemical intervention and additives.
If you haven’t roughed it in the great outdoors for awhile, you might be stumped on what to pack for camping. Luckily, we’ve got your back. Along with our guide on where to set up tent in the U.S., we’ve compiled a handy camping checklist which features all the camping essentials you’ll need for your next adventure.
Planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day can be tricky. You have to balance staying on budget with mapping out an exciting, impressive trip. And depending on flights and vacation schedules, you could have a week — or only a couple days to get away.
Nevertheless, whether you’re into bustling big cities or quiet snowy valleys, we’ve got you covered with recommendations on where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in seven cities.
You probably forgot about all the awesome new restaurants that opened this year, too. But that’s ok! We have you covered with our annual roundup of the hot new Grand Rapids restaurants that opened in 2018. Grand Rapids continued to see an increasing number of international cuisine restaurants, from Cuban to Greek to Korean, and there are even more to look forward to in 2019.
Put down the white bread and the uninspired donut. If you’re craving bread or sweets, there’s no better place than locally owned craft bakeries. From hearth-baked boule to San Francisco sourdough, there’s a world of wheat to explore. And for those avoiding gluten, many bakeries also serve up gluten-free alternatives to your favorite baked goods.