Tips for Choosing a Restaurant When Traveling
A cafe dinner with a sampler of beers.

Make the most of a trip by seeking out locally owned gems and trying regional specialties.


Whether you're hitting the road for an impromptu getaway, a business trip or the long-planned vacation of a lifetime, you'll probably agree that food is a key ingredient to making your trip a memorable one. Although national chains do offer comforting consistency in their menus, many people prefer exploring local cuisine for a true immersion into their temporary home -- however, many of the best spots aren't advertised and can be difficult to locate.

So how do you ensure that you have the right information to challenge your taste buds? How can you know where the locals go when their stomachs start rumbling? With the five simple tips and lists of regional specialties on the next few pages, you should be well on your way to eating like a regular no matter how far away from home you travel.