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Food & Drink

Foodie Road Trips

For travelers with culinary skills or appreciation for food and drinks, planning a foodie road trip could be the perfect vacation! There’s no better way to experience the U.S. than by taste-testing your way across the country. Drive The Nation provides helpful articles about awarding winning restaurants in the USA,  from fine dining to cheap local eats, your mouth will be watering throughout your entire journey.

Forget eating at chain restaurants – the next time you take a road trip, plan to stop along the way at authentic local restaurants that will help you truly experience the region. Or, why not plan an entire vacation around food you want to eat? Take a culinary tour of the South, head to an inspiring foodie destination like San Francisco, or visit all the best places in the country to try a certain food, like hot dogs or pie! Browse the articles below for reviews of some of the most incredible and flavorful restaurants in America.

Best Fruits and Veggies to BBQ
10 months ago

Best Fruits and Veggies to BBQ

Amidst camping trips and family vacations, you may still have time to enjoy a few pool parties and backyard barbecues this summer. One of the best (…or worst!) parts about grilling out is the temptation that can come along with calorie-packed food pairings.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you simply seek to add a healthy twist to your outdoor BBQ, consider adding some fruits and veggies to your platter. Not only will your guests rave about the delicious eats, but you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re fueling your body with nutrients. Read More

Sweet Corn on the Cob to Try
10 months ago

Sweet Corn on the Cob to Try

Few foods say summer like corn on the cob, and we would suggest that any fair, festival, or farm style restaurant in Iowa is your number one bet for this delicious favorite. As you venture beyond the obvious, here are a few great places to try corn on the cob, as you Drive the Nation! Read More

The Best Vanilla Milkshakes in America
10 months ago

The Best Vanilla Milkshakes in America

Summer is officially here, which means now is the time to really enjoy those moments where you can find something that will cool you down over the long hot days …
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Gourmet Popsicle Shops
10 months ago

Gourmet Popsicle Shops

Ice cream is a classic, but sometimes, you just need the cool refreshment that only a frosty popsicle can provide. Take a look at some of the best boutique shops …
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Summer Snack Ideas
11 months ago

Summer Snack Ideas

Warmer weather is approaching and summer is right around the corner! With kids home from school, it’s inevitable that tummies will start growling. When hunger approaches, we suggest trying one of these easy, healthy and family-friendly summer snack ideas! Read More

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure
11 months ago

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure

I used to think that you could only find California vineyards in the northern part of the state – such as Napa Valley and Sonoma. For those who aren’t originally from California, most would never assume there’d be a vineyard in Malibu. When we think if Malibu, the first things that come to mind are beach side mansions, but not vineyards. We can guarantee the very last thing, besides a vineyard, that anyone would expect to be in Malibu is a safari with animals such as a giraffe, bison and zebras – among many others! Well, let us enlighten you – there is a a vineyard AND a safari. That’s not the best part though. The best is that they both come as a packaged deal! A 2-for-1 –  The Malibu Wine Safari!

Malibu Vineyard

Photo by Dana Damato

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The Foodie Guide to Baltimore
12 months ago

The Foodie Guide to Baltimore

There is a small but growing group of people who travel the country with one very special thing in mind that they want to experience. No, it’s not theme parks, or National Parks, or music festivals, it’s food.

Foodies, as they have dubbed themselves, are people who have a refined and sophisticated love of food. They travel not only the country, but the world, looking for incredible dining experiences that will last with them for a lifetime.

Baltimore is one place that has been growing in esteem among foodies the last few years and with good reason. The city has a young vibrant core combined with great classic dishes that is the perfect recipe for any aspiring foodie to enjoy.

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Where to get the Best Soft Pretzels
1 year ago

Where to get the Best Soft Pretzels

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing as tasty as a fresh and warm pretzel sprinkled with salt or cinnamon, or any topping you prefer. It’s easy to grab a box of frozen pretzels at the grocery store, or even treat yourself to one when shopping at the mall (you know there is always a pretzel place there!) When you’re on the hunt for a gourmet type pretzel, there are a few spots in America that specialize in pretzels alone. Check it out! Read More

Have You Ever Been on a Foodie Road Trip?

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One of the best ways to experience a new place is through food. Flavors and cooking styles vary widely across the U.S., so it can be helpful to try lots of new and different foods wherever you travel. Drive the Nation loves to feature local restaurants serving fresh foods that are locally or regionally based.

Share your favorite U.S. restaurants, favorite foodie cities, and foodie road trip stories with us using #drivethenation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! We’d love to hear from you, or even feature your ideas on our website. When it comes to travel, dining is one of the most significant and unforgettable parts of your vacation.