Join the crowd, go off-grid or travel far-and-wide to follow your passion – sport, food, cocktails, craft beer, nightlife, clubbing, art, stunning countryside, fast cars and even star-gazing. Itineraries by Bindu Trips travel writers cover these ideas and more in the U.S., Europe and beyond.
By Editor Alison Plummer
Charleston, South Carolina: Satisfy Seafood Cravings, Starting at Breakfast
Summer and seafood belong together. And charming Charleston, built around a maze of waterways on the Atlantic Ocean, satisfies every taste. This maritime city is all-day seafood culinary heaven. Think blue crabs, tangy oysters, plump shrimp, clams, lobster grouper, snapper and more ‘fishyliciousness.’ Sample Margaret Ford Roger’s choices here.
St Petersburg, Florida: Think Baseball and Beer
The craft beer explosion has taken hold in Florida’s St Petersburg with microbreweries, cafes, food trucks, party decks and entertainment venues. Baseball, too, is a summer way of life at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Round the bases with travel writer Ginger Warder here.
Colorado Springs: Refresh Your Senses in 2 Days
Breathe in clear mountain air at the Broadmoor Seven Falls; zoom by zip line over pines and streams; hike around striking rock formations in the Garden of the Gods; and sip pure mineral water at Manitou Springs. Read the advice of travel writers Lois and Richard Friedland.
West Hollywood, California: Drink in Sights and Sounds for a Weekend
Not for the faint-hearted, WeHo is serious nightlife territory. WeHo’s Sunset Strip is live music central and its section of Santa Monica Boulevard is ground zero for L.A.’s LGBTQ scene. Experience it to the max for a weekend, or just carry on with legendary WeHo boozy brunches. Read about Kim’s hotspots.
Montana: Open Your Eyes to the Dark Skies of Glacier
See the night sky bursting with stars and the Milky Way. Away from the bright lights, Montana’s Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park have been recognized as the world’s first transboundary dark skies park. Plan a visit in July, August, or September with ranger-led programs. Travel writer Becky Lomax shares her tips for a perfect 3 days.
Provence, France: See the Light
Vincent van Gogh once lived between St-Remy and Arles, an area of magical light and stunning colors. Between the two you’ll find the Alpilles, thick with almond and olives trees, kermes oaks, cypresses and imposing limestone crags. Sublime. Go now with travel writer Paul Shawcross.
Italy: Taste Signature Experiences
There are more reasons to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy than you might think. Medieval Parma is famous for its Parmesan cheese and prosciutto di Parma, while medieval Modena is home to the intensely flavored balsamic vinegar, Ferrari cars and the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Follow in the footsteps of travel writer Martha Bakerjian here.