San José del Pacífico, Oaxaca is a little mountaintop town with a tremendous view.

Visiting San José del Pacífico in Oaxaca

Oaxaca’s San José del Pacífico is a little mountaintop town with a tremendous view. The main local diversions are natural, such as basking in the sun and hiking mountain trails to panoramic viewpoints (and a partaking in a particular type of mushroom).

The Marriott at Kalapaki Bay in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i.

Eating in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i’s east side is home to many great restaurants and eateries. This is where you’ll find the majority of the island’s high-end and elegant restaurants, but there’s also a great array of hole-in-the-wall local eateries.

Locals will point you to Pa‘ia Fish Market, where lines stretch out the door for the popular ono and mahi burgers.

Where to Eat in Pa‘ia, Maui

Home to some of the best seafood on the island, a decent selection of cuisines and budgets, and an abundance of local color, where to eat in Pa‘ia is a challenge if you’ll be in town for only one meal. Aim for lunch and dinner to really enjoy the selection.

Blueberry pancakes at Koa Pancake House.

Where to Eat in Kane‘ohe and Points North

Kane‘ohe and further onward haven’t been largely altered by tourism, the proof being that you won’t find any fine dining restaurants or chic clothing boutiques. Instead, Kane‘ohe is littered with local and national fast-food chains and small and simple ethnic eateries.

Small bottles of maple syrup shaped like leaves are for sale at a farmers market table.

Hudson River Valley Agriculture: Maple Syrup

Some 4,000 farms cover nearly 20 percent of all land in the Hudson River Valley, producing everything from beef, poultry, milk, and cheese to apples, sweet corn, organic produce, wine, hay, and flowers. Here, a handful of farmers produce delicious maple syrup the good old fashioned way.

Kona Brewing Co. is a local brewpub serving fresh steak and seafood, all with a twist—their signature brew is incorporated in some way into most of the recipes.

Best Places to Eat in Southeastern O‘ahu

Southeastern O‘ahu is home to several stand-out eateries. Expert author Kevin Whitton highlights where to enjoy local specialties such as shave ice and plate lunch along with other casual and fine dining options.

Societe's tasting room is must-stop for those who enjoy drinking in the shadow of brewing tanks.

San Diego’s Best Craft Breweries

San Diego is thirsty for beer and has dozens of small breweries. Beer drinkers come from all over to taste their wares. Here’s our best San Diego Craft Breweries list, including specialties and highlights.

Shallow turquoise water of Hierve El Agua.

Hierve el Agua: Mexico’s Mineral Springs

Although the name of this place translates as boiling water, the springs that seep from the side of a limestone mountain less than an hour’s drive east of Mitla aren’t hot. Loaded with minerals, over time rock-hard deposits formed great algae-painted slabs in level spots and, on steep slopes, accumulated into what appear to be grand frozen waterfalls.

In summer, the local garlic harvest begins in Saugerties.

Hudson River Valley Food and Wine

Many Hudson River Valley chefs were among the pioneers of the locavore trend. A love of fresh food prepared with a creative flair is a prerequisite for enjoying all that the Hudson River Valley has to offer. And it has plenty to offer in fresh produce, wineries, skilled chefs, and the restaurants that bring it all together.