Vietnamese food rates right up there with some of the best in the world. To have a full foodie experience, though, you need to visit each region. While most areas serve cuisine known by the same name throughout the country, each province has its own unique flavors and preparation style. So, don’t assume that once you’ve been to one city in Vietnam, that you’ve seen – and tasted – it all! Discover the differences, and make a list, because if you’re traveling to this gastronomic paradise, you’ve got A LOT of eating to do!
Wine Tasting Tours: Regions & Vineyards with Toast-Worthy Wineries
12 September 2019
Some of the best wine tasting tours in the world include scenic walks through vineyards, grape-stomping experiences, and of course, sampling wine! Learn how to properly appreciate Chianti while touring a castle in Tuscany, or pour a glass of Bordeaux in a château in France. Wine is a beautiful thing and so are the regions in which it is grown, so pop the cork, and make a toast to your next (or first) wine tasting tour!
AGODA EXTRA: Wine can be made from a variety of grape species and fruits, but the most commonly used grape is Vitis vinifera. On average, a cluster contains 75 grapes, and that’s about what it takes to produce one glass of wine. One grape vine, consequently, produces about 10 bottles of wine, and a vineyard with 400 vines will harvest about five tons (10,000 pounds) of grapes each growing season. Cheers!
Winter Illuminations: 7 Magical Christmas & Holiday Light Displays
21 February 2020
Every city has its bright spots, but Asian cities have some of the best. With a little pre-planning, you can find a mix of favorites for fuss-free family holidays, each of which are kid-tested and parent-approved. Whether you stick to a strict checklist or play it by ear, add these activities to your itinerary, and let the family holiday fun begin!
Fit for families, backpackers and honeymooners, all-inclusive holidays take the strain out of any getaway. Instead of wasting precious vacay time planning activities one-by-one, bundle up on everything from brunches to jungle treks, and be ready to roll before you go!
Thick and creamy, warm and filling, nothing says comfort food like CURRY! Immediately recognized by their sensual aromas, curries around the world typically consist of coriander, cumin, turmeric and coconut milk, but nearly every country in the world adds its own twist. The Japanese like their curry thick and sweet, while Cambodians heap on the shrimp paste. India generally gets the credit for the creation of this gorgeous stew, but Europeans love it so much that the UK crowned curry its national dish! Spicy, lemony, soupy or hearty – travel through Asia to try them all!
Asia is notorious for romantic getaways and luxurious resorts. Whisk your partner away for an exotic honeymoon on a secluded island, a hike through remote jungles or a picnic by candlelight on a white sand beach!
Think you know Vietnam? Think again! Vietnam travel is sometimes best spent off the grid. So, once you’ve ticked Vietnam’s greatest hits off of your list, your next question might be, “What else can I do in this unbelievable country?” Here are your answers!
Stop making excuses! It’s time to take more road trips, see more landmarks and share more embarrassing selfies in Asia’s best places to travel. We’ve mapped out a dozen adventures to get you off the couch, out of your comfort zone and into the great, wide world.
Earth Day 2020 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day 20 million Americans, 10% of the U.S. population, took to the streets to protest government inaction on environmental issues like smog, oil spills, and water pollution. In celebration of that first citizen-led movement for change, this year’s Earth Day theme is climate action. Most scientists agree that one of the most important things that individuals can do to help fight climate change is focus on ways to reduce their personal carbon emissions, and for most people, transportation is their largest source of carbon emissions. Train travel is far and away the most sustainable way to get where you’re going, so what better way to celebrate Earth Day than with one of these train trips across Europe?