Where to dine – great local cuisine around the world

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In the map below, pins mark the exact location of all the restaurants, diners, farmhouses, markets, and other places to eat and experience local cuisine that are mentioned in our many articles or recommended by our numerous media and travel partners. Zoom in or out on the map using the controls. Switch easily from map to satellite view. Click on each pin to pull up a tooltip with the name of the dining establishment including any additional information and key links. A perfect way to begin exploring where to dine next on your travels.

Mozzeeria Pizzeria - San Francisco

Mozzeria pizzeria on 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District seems like any other pizza joint from the outside looking in. Unassuming sign, simple door, narrow long room, tables full, a line of patrons waiting to be seated, and wait staff bustling about. The noise-level inside is subdued, but unless one is very observant, you may not even notice the out-of-the-ordinary experience provided by dining at Mozzeria.

Ogi Deli - Elko, Nevada

When you’re driving along Interstate 80 across frequently spectacular yet periodically desolate Nevada desert, eatery choices can be, well, less than inviting. So when we first found this amazing deli in Elko – now called Ogi Deli, but it was “2 Dames and a Deli” when we discovered it – we were utterly delighted.

Kellerwald Forchheim Beer Gardens - Germany

“Off to the cellar” is what you’ll hear from Forchheim locals when they disappear into the forest on trails (“auf die Keller”). What that means in local slang is that they are headed to a beehive of popular beer gardens nestled deep in the forest of Franconian Switzerland in Upper Bavaria – the Kellerwald Forchheim beer gardens.

Allez French Restaurant, Placerville, California

The HITT team could not have imagined what French culinary delight we were about to experience as we walked to the front door of Allez! Located just a few minutes from Placerville in the California Gold Country not far from Sacramento, Allez French restaurant is an intimate bistro owned and operated by Christian and Jennifer Masse. Christian is as French as they come — and Allez’s chef. It had just enough “quaint” to offer a casual European bistro feel.

Le Comptoir Du Pantheon, Paris

Sitting in front of the Pantheon in Paris on a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a cool glass of light Rose wine while watching the world drift along. Le Comptoir Du Pantheon is a sumptuous escape.

Yumcha Heros, Berlin

Yumcha Heroes dumpling house with Asian dim sum, soups, salads and noodles for a refreshing break from German meats and cabbage. Read more here.

Süsse Sünde - Berlin

Süsse Sünde (Sweet Sins) walk-up ice cream counter across the street for desert (try “Schoko-Chili-Sauerkirsch” aka Chocolate Chili Sour Cherry, “Pfirsich-Lavendula” aka Peach-Lavender, etc…
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Cafe Fleury - Berlin

Cafe Fleury is a wonderful place for people-watching on the patio with quiche or salads. Read more here.

Cafe Anna Blum, Berlin

Café Anna Blum a mere 1.1 miles away (a very pleasant 25 minute stroll) on the happening Kollwitzplatz (Kollwitz Square) where you can easily while away several hours, as we did where this quick sketch and watercolor was created. Read more here.

Sowohl Als Auch Restaurant and Coffee House - Berlin

Another wonderful place to sit and while away time is at a sister location to Café Anna Blume, the “SowohlAlsAuch” restaurant and coffee house, diagonally across the street. Our team (that would be Therese) remains on a quest for the best cheesecake in Berlin, and while we cannot state for the record this location has the best cheesecake anywhere, it certainly ranks in the top tier. Testing continues of course. Read more here.

Taste of Georgia – fushion of food, culture, wine

Georgia is a unique destination for those interested in adventure, culture, food and wine. As you will see in this brief taste of Georgia video from our friends at GLP Films, this is a country and people very proud of its culinary and wine heritage.

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Stasi sights in Berlin not to miss

No visit to Berlin should be without a closer look at history – specifically the horrific history of East Germany’s former secret police, the Stasi. These Stasi sights in Berlin should find a place on your to-do list.

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Arakur Resort & Spa – Ushuaia’s hilltop retreat

The Arakur Resort is a spectacular hotel that overlooks the city of Ushuaia, Argentina, and specializes in comfort, quiet and pampering … which is exactly what you want after making your way to the southernmost tip of South America appropriately dubbed “the end of the world.”

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Open-air exhibit traces fall of the Berlin wall

As a part of the developing “Campus for Democracy” at the former headquarters of East Germany’s state security or Stasi in Berlin, an open-air exhibit details the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution Berlin that helped bring about German unity.

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HI Travel Tales wins top 2018 national travel journalism awards

HI Travel Tales has won three national travel journalism awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association. Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian were each recognized for an illustrated story in an online publication. Our website was also recognized as one of the best independent travel blogs in 2018.

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Where to dine – great local cuisine around the world