Been There. Haven’t Done That.

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Get a closer look at three frequently overlooked destinations hiding in plain sight

“Been there. Done that.” It’s a popular refrain among seasoned travellers looking for their next big adventure. If this sounds like you, the answer may lie with a closer look at a country you’ve already visited. While you may have already been to Italy, Australia or China, three of their lesser-frequented destinations make them well worth the return trip.

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Tantalizing Foods of Italy

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Italy’s culinary delights draw food enthusiasts in search of hands-on, edible adventures.

There are few places where food is more celebrated, more deeply rooted in the cultural experience, than in Italy. Hyper-regional and made with amore, this cherished fare reveals much about Italy’s landscapes and those who inhabit them, whether it’s Umbria’s tagliatelle with truffles, fresh-plucked seafood from the coast or rugged Abruzzo’s rib-sticking lamb with egg and cheese. Continue Reading ›

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5 Amazing Family Adventures to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

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September 13, 2015, marks National Grandparents Day and the chance to honor some of the most important people in our lives. The best way to celebrate? Give the gift of family travel with one of these five A&K Family Journeys, perfect for delivering all-ages family adventure and lasting memories in the world’s best destinations.

1. Spot “Big Five” Wildlife on an African Safari

TRIP TO BOOK: Family Tanzania Safari (8 days) or Family Kenya Safari (9 days)

WHY GRANDPARENTS LOVE IT: Electronics and gadgets be gone! In the African bush, all ages are completely captivated by extraordinary wildlife, prehistoric craters and the tribes that protect it. Stays in luxurious camps and safaris led by Resident Tour Directors in A&K-owned vehicles mean jaw-dropping sights in total safety and comfort.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR KIDS: Seeing lions, elephants and the rest of the Big Five in their own wild environments; adventures like market scavenger hunts; meetings with local tribesmen; and visits to animal sanctuaries. Continue Reading ›

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Coffee Around the World

Coffee Around the World

Coffee Around the WorldCoffee’s reputation as a pick-me-up, coupled with its important role in our social and culinary lives, has ensured its coveted status across continents and cultures through the ages. Today, coffee cultivation, production and enjoyment are a deeply engrained in many cultures.

Each region has its own distinct coffee type or traditions, and you can experience many firsthand in Turkey, Italy or throughout Europe, not to mention Africa and South America. Delve further to learn about these cups of joe in store.

In Turkey, It’s About Style

“Turkish coffee” is less about origin and more about the style of preparation, which involves grinding beans into a very fine powder and boiling them over moderate heat in a small brass pot called a cezve — usually with sugar and sometimes with cardamom. The coffee is ready when it rises, bubbles, all-but-overflows and the grounds settle. Sipping the result is an experience no A&K guest should miss. Continue Reading ›

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