Travel, Taste and Tour Summer 2021

Travel, Taste & Tour is the all-inclusive, all-encompassing lifestyle publication for avid travelers, hungry foodies, and vacation enthusiasts. Our goal is to provoke the anticipation of vacation, feed the foodie in all of us, and provide inspiration for everyone’s inner explorer.

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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
letter from the editor

Greetings Readers, It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through another year. Summer is in full swing; the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and people are traveling now more than ever before. Vacations have become less about cramped attractions and crowds, and more about enjoying the wide-open spaces of the outdoors, spending time with loved ones, and reuniting with family. So many places are welcoming visitors with open arms, and it’s because they want us to experience their unique offerings. As lovers of all things adventure, we want to put the intimacy back into travel. We want the quaint small towns, the family-owned bed & breakfasts, the state and national parks, the things that allow us to really soak in each destination. What makes a place unforgettable? What are we going…

3 min
get your glow on! the 411 on summer skincare

Summer brings to mind the outdoors. Family barbecues, beach days, hiking trips, afternoons by the lake, and so much more. Since we’ll be enjoying all these fun activities under the summer sun, it’s important that we take good care of our skin. This season is one of high exposure to the outdoor elements, which can be rough on all skin types. Follow these tips and tricks to make sure your skin stays in tip top shape. 1. MOISTURIZE It’s imperative that you maintain moisture in your skin, especially when being exposed to excess amounts of hot or cold weather. The heat of summer can dry out your skin and open your pores, causing flaky, dry skin, acne, and sometimes even heat rash. Find a moisturizer that works for you and use it…

3 min
discover new orleans

new Orleans is a destination that should top every traveler’s list. And this fall, families, solo explorers, couples looking for a romantic getaway and friends looking for a good time will all find ample things to do. Whether you’re looking to taste your way through the city, experience live music, or just lay low with the locals, there’s something for every type of traveler. Fall of 2021 is packed with events that were delayed or postponed due to the pandemic, including the highly anticipated returns of French Quarter Fest, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Picture yourself double-fisting crawfish bread and a BBQ oyster po-boy while listening to live music for the first time in two years (and throw in a cool October breeze).…

3 min
discover wyoming

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Does a certain hit television drama have you dreaming of wide open spaces and spectacular natural scenery? If yes, why wait? Yellowstone is more than a fictional dynastic ranch, of course, and the country’s – and world’s! - first national park has something for everyone. The first thing to know before heading west is that Yellowstone National Park is big. Really big. Clocking in at a cool 3,472 square miles, or 2.2 million acres, the park spans an area bigger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. And while most folks don’t have an endless amount of time to explore the park, planning a stay of at least a full day, or two, will allow ample time to visit the park’s must-see attractions. Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road offers…

4 min
real florida. real close.

OUTDOORS Glamping. Hiking. Swimming. From the stunning, lofty views of the Green Mountain Scenic Overlook to the Dora Canal, nicknamed one of the most beautiful miles of waterway in the world, it’s easy to see why visitors love it here. Lake Louisa State Park serves up a range of camping experiences, including glamping, as well as horseback riding, kayak tours and guided hikes. Alexander Springs Recreation Area entices visitors to explore the underwater habitats of pristine spring waters before discovering the area’s flora and fauna on foot through hiking trails. Visitors who prefer to stay lakeside can take in the views of Lake Minneola and historic downtown Clermont from Victory Pointe, which is also part of the Lake Apopka Loop Trail. SMALL TOWN CHARM Part of what makes Lake County and the Real…

6 min
it matters who you travel with the reveal of new branding strategies

Building on its 25 years as one of the world's leading full-service travel companies, Expedia Brand announces a new direction as the world prepares for the return of travel demand. Launching a new global positioning grounded in the understanding that who you travel with matters, April marked the beginning of Expedia's journey in becoming the ultimate travel companion, helping travelers every step of the way. Expedia's renewed commitment to travelers comes on the heels of what has arguably been one of the toughest years for the travel industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. After months of conducting deep customer research to understand and address critical traveler pain points, the new positioning marks a pivotal moment for the brand as it looks to overhaul its business to better cater to…