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If you think the Inca Trail is tough for you, these guys have it much worse. Photo courtesy of brianholsclaw.
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Inca Trail Porters: Carrying The Weight Of Workers’ Rights Abuses

If you enjoy this post, please subscribe to Epicure & Culture by email, leave a comment below, and share on share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Thanks for visiting!Twenty-six miles (42 kilometers) of picture-perfect mountains, cloud-forests and jungles make the Inca Trail one of the most famous hikes in […]

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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?
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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?

For some tourists, seeing the giraffe-like, long neck women Kayans may seem like just another stop on a Thailand adventure of a lifetime. Many tourist agencies stop by these hill villages between jeep rides through snake-infested jungles and tours of elegant temples. Visitors pile out for a quick photo opportunity […]

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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia
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Culture Enthusiast Jennifer Doré Dallas Tells Us How To Get Off The Tourist Trail In Southeast Asia

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Avid traveler and blogger at Moi, mes souliers Jennifer Doré Dallas of  tells us where to  eat like a local, ways to stay safe and how to get off the tourist trail to experience and have an authentic cultural experience in Southeast Asia. 1. Please […]

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Earth Lodge: A Soul-Finding Farmstay In The Mountains Of Guatemala

“Just follow these two children. You’ll walk up the road a ways, down a path, do a small hop over a gap in the road and continue descending to the lodge.” I didn’t realize I’d have to hike to the Earth Lodge, and I immediately regret taking a small rolling […]

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Vietnam, Coast, Hoi An, Woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market.  Photo courtesy of VBT.
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Food Travel: Top 14 Culinary Experiences To Savor In 2014

Dive into local cuisines and cultures with the top culinary experiences of 2014. The best way to experience exotic customs is by feasting on local produce, savoring regional spices, clinking glasses for a “cheers” with the national beer and sitting down to share a meal. This article features off-the-beaten-path locations […]

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Aperitivo with variety.  Photo courtesy of Anie Mendrick.
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Aperitivo: An Enviable Italian Ritual

If you ever find yourself in Russia, and someone offers you a glass of Vodka, you don’t turn it down. The same is true in Italy, when being served food, whether you’re hungry or not. Aperitivo: Drinks Paired with Food The freshly baked focaccia sits in front of me. Next […]

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Charleston Best Bites: The Vegetarian Issue
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Charleston Best Bites: The Vegetarian Issue

Southern soul food. For many, it is synonymous with butter cascading off pillowy biscuits, shrimp and grits drowning in cheese and salt, she-crab soup saturated with heavy cream, greasy fried chicken, fried okra and fried green tomatoes; however, the Charleston culinary scene proves there’s more to good country cookin’ than […]

Expert Q&A: Seasoned Family Traveler Amanda Kendle Talks On The Benefits Of Traveling With Kids
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Expert Q&A: Seasoned Family Traveler Amanda Kendle Talks On The Benefits Of Traveling With Kids

Interested in traveling with the kids? Seasoned family traveler and blogger at NotABallerina.com Amanda Kendle tells us about the joys of traveling with children, how playgrounds can be culturally informative, and why traveling with kids isn’t as hard as you think. 1) What are some of the trips you’ve taken […]

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Lahmacun. Photo courtesy of Dominik Schwind.
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Adana, Turkey: A Mecca For Spicy Food Lovers

Located in Southern Turkey, Adana is one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the world. As such, history buffs can see remnants of ten ancient civilizations while visitors feast on fresh regional dishes. The city is situated on the beautiful Seyhan River, 30 kilometers (19 miles) inland from the […]

Epicure & Culture Partners With The New York Travel Festival
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Epicure & Culture Partners With The New York Travel Festival

We’re excited to announce Epicure & Culture has signed on as one of the media partners of the 2014 New York Travel Festival. We are looking forward to being a part of this stimulating and innovative event where consumers can learn to enhance their travel experience and travel professionals can […]