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10 food tours to expand your mind

By: Josh Lew on April 18, 2013, 4:13 p.m.
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Dig in

Food is a big part of the travel experience. Some tourists may spend mealtimes at McDonald's or the hotel buffet, but for most, seeking out a destination's unique flavors is one of the most memorable aspects of a trip. There is no better way to get in touch with your destination's culture than to sit down at a table (or roll up to a food stall) and eat the things that people who live there enjoy every day.

Even the most mundane place has its own food culture, so it makes sense to make your next trip into a food safari of sorts, with an itinerary based on eating local specialties. Sound appetizing? These delicious destinations are among your best options. (Text: Josh Lew)