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Take A Food Tour Of The USA For A Vacation With A Difference

By: Andrew Regan
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In the modern age, travel is such a large part of people's everyday lives. In fact, given today's fast-paced lifestyle, it's hard to imagine that not so long ago, the idea of going on vacation was a rare luxury rather than a growing necessity. And, as the travel industry across the world has boomed, so too have the number of different types of vacations people in America are taking.

These days, holidays often revolve around a theme: skiing holidays in Lake Tahoe or Colorado are common, as are shopping holidays to some of America's most famous malls. But, if you really want a travel experience with a difference, why not take a food tour of the United States you'll find a range of culinary delights available to tickle your taste-buds!

Take a trip to the Deep South on a food travel excursion and you'll find a wealth of fine foods to sample and enjoy on your vacation. The culinary landscape of America's southern states has always formed a large part of the lifestyle of its inhabitants; and if you're embarking on a food tour of America, make sure you don't miss out on its special and unique offerings!

Taste legendary American desserts, like Pecan Pie and Mississippi-Mud Pie, as well as authentic Kentucky fried chicken. Whether you're in New Orleans, Atlanta or Austin, you'll be able to sample some of the finest Cajun and Creole cuisine in the US, as well as partake in the long Soul Food tradition! From chitterlings (pig's tripe) to Gumbo soup and Jambalay, food tourists in the Deep South are sure to enjoy an enriching vacation!

Anyone interested in embarking on food tours through the USA should also explore the culinary realms of New England on their excursions. From Massachusetts to Vermont, New England's speciality foods are known for being simple yet high quality cuisine. For instance, New Haven boasts its reputation as the creator of the hamburger - and with a history that dates back to 1895, New Haven burgers are a must-have for any American food fan.

If you're visiting Maine, make sure to sample Maine lobster - the state's most famous export worth over $70 million a year. Legend has it that the lobster industry in the region was once so prosperous that lobster was even fed to chickens! And people visiting New England today will be able to taste this special lobster in one of the many roadside lobster shacks that adorn Maine's coastline.

If you're looking for more exciting destinations to visit on your trip around America's greatest food spots, visit San Francisco during the San Francisco Crab Season, which boasts some of the worlds best crab markets and crab festivals annually from mid-November to June. Inspired by a range of immigrant communities, be sure to taste the region's famous Dungeness crab, which is available in a variety of forms and flavours: from Italian dishes to Chinese and Vietnamese crab recipes, food lovers will adore the range of speciality crab dishes available in San Francisco during crab season!

While you're in California, why not also sample some of the state's local produce? Local farmers markets in California are well known for a range of foods, including artichoke, avocados, goat's cheese and a range of other green produce. And why not indulge in some of California's well-known Napa Valley wine while you're on your food tour? You'll experience the best wine and food the golden state has to offer - a pleasurable experience that is sure to round off your food tour of the USA nicely.

When embarking on a food tour of the US, you're sure to find a range of food and hotel packages to suit your palate - regardless of the destination you visit. So, why not prepare your taste-buds for an experience to savour?

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