August 2014 Leisure Group Travel
Everyone knows that culinary travel is another hot item these days, and managing editor Randy Mink profiles Edible Destinations.com, which offers cooking vacations around the world. Italy is the most popular destination by far, according to David Loy, the company’s president and CEO. “To many people,” he says, “Italy and cooking vacations tend to be synonymous.”
In “Flavors of the Pacific Northwest,” five food-focused cities in Washington and Oregon are spotlighted—Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Spokane and Yakima. Other regional articles in the issue include “Sampling Northeast Ohio,” “Arkansas’ Captivating Northwest Corner” and “Doing Durango,” a roundup of what to see and do in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.
Anyone planning a Midwest trip between June and September will want to read “Milwaukee Celebrates Summer Like Nowhere Else,” a look at the city’s lakefront festivals and Wisconsin State Fair. Summer on the East Coast means time-honored seaside traditions, as profiled in “Boardwalk Bonanza,” a report on five of New Jersey’s greatest wooden promenades.[/two_third]