A Moveable Feast for Epicureans and Gourmands

Food is a delicious way to experience a culture, celebrate adventure, and relax and enjoy life to the fullest by engaging all the senses.

Open Your Mind to Experience a World-Class Good Time!

Whether you’re looking for a great wine shop, a kosher or halal meat market, the newest gourmet grocery store, tea house, coffee shop, or fine dining restaurant, there are many ways to get the info on the area either before or as you travel. You can get ideas and recommendations for all things food-related from gourmet magazines, online forums, friends’ reminisces, local periodicals, or travel enthusiasts who help you to savor the adventure.

It’s said that an army marches on its stomach. So does the intrepid explorer of both new territories and novel culinary happenings. Try dishes that challenge your perceptions of what you like and dislike. The world is generous, and so are the delights of the palate. Indulge in hawawshi in Cairo, bacalhau à bras in Lisbon, and biltong in Cape Town. Chomp down on chapulines in Oaxaca, or basashi in Japan. Food is a wonderful way to discover a new culture while bonding with locals, celebrating with family and friends, meeting new buddies, or enjoying solo time.

Experiences for Epicureans and Gourmets

Do you love the energy and entertainment of a festival? Are you into savoring great eats? Then join these two treats. There are food festivals that celebrate local/indigenous culture, tasty foods, or holidays, and they often feature music, dance or theater, tickling all the pleasure points. To whet your appetite, some top food festivals include the Bacon Festival in Sacramento, California, the Salon du Chocolat in Quito, Ecuador, the Herring Festival in Hvide Sande, Denmark, and the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand.

The Marketplace of Fresh Experiences

Explore the market, a vibrant melting pot of tastes and aromas, culture and cookery. From the village to the grand avenue, from a simple farmers’ business with growers selling produce out of trucks to food fairs with artisanal baked goods, exotic spices and herbs, and fresh dairy, poultry, meat, and seafood, the market is a fantastic entry into a community; an invitation to try all manner of edibles. For those who relish vittles, especially adults who love to play with their food, the market is heaven on a plate.

Cooking Classes

Learn the secrets of the master bakers, the expert chefs, and the storied restaurateurs. When you take a class, you learn about the history of the dish and acquire the techniques that make for a great culinary success story. Discover novel ingredients, learn about herbs and spices, and uncover the secrets of sauces. A class engages the imagination, amps up experience, and delights the senses. You not only take your new skills home to delight your friends and family, but you eat everything you create in class!

 

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A Moveable Feast

Yes, a Michelin starred restaurant is one of the reasons that we love to travel. However, there are so many ways to engage in cuisine culture while vacationing. Whether you sample food from a food cart run by the proud proprietor, sit on the beach and nibble snacks, or procure a loaf of bread, a bit of cheese, a jug of wine, and share it with thou, eating in the open air is scrumptious. Everything tastes better outdoors. Beverages, too, take on a special zest. Drink up and let the good times roll by sipping coffee on a patio, lemonade on a terrace, cocktails in a rooftop lounge, or beer in a garden.

 

The Ethos of the Table

Lay your ethics on the table and make ethical culinary choices a part of your journey. Patronize eateries serving organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Commit to taking your morning java sold by a fair-trade coffee co-op. Visit a restaurant specializing in farm-to-table cuisine. For those adhering to a vegetarian/vegan diet, there are more options than ever to tickle your epicure fancy. Living your ethos is a delectable lifestyle choice!

An Elegant Travel Option

The experiences acquired, memories made, relationships celebrated, and personal renewal and reflection are all ingredients in the perfect vacation experience. Find YOUR element with Elamant Travel today, and begin the journey of a lifetime.

 

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The Nightlife is Your Life: The Best Bars and Clubs to Visit to Make the Vacation Scene Come Alive

Exploring and enjoying nighttime escapades are a fantastic way to bond with old friends and to meet new ones while taking in the local culture. Cities and towns show an exciting part of their character after the sun sets, and the people come out to play and socialize, revealing the secret heart of a travel adventure.

 

See the Nightlife to Illuminate Your Travel Adventure

When you are visiting the world’s largest and most sophisticated cities, smaller urban areas, or towns and villages, the chances are excellent that there is a venue to experience the night with convivial company in a bar, pub, or nightclub.

“Part of the personal growth that comes from travel means trying new things.”

Sample SangSom rum in Bangkok, a Jaeger Bomb in Berlin, or Witblits in Johannesburg and drink life in, to the fullest.

 

Find Your Venue and Find Your Community.

Whatever your travel style, whether you are taking a trip with family and friends, meeting old pals to reconnect, or engaging with new compatriots as a solo traveler, one of the best ways to find your community is by discovering the city’s nightlife. People often come to the lounge, pub, bar, or dance club to open up and relax. It’s a way to enjoy a well-rounded approach to the travel experience.

The golden mean, in the Aristotelian view, embodies the perfect balance. Tours of historical sites, visits to architectural wonders, pilgrimages to institutions of higher learning, or explorations of the natural ecosystem all have their place, but they are made even more glorious when you take some time to relax and recharge and see how the locals, ex-pats, visitors, and travelers have fun. Partaking of the nightlife is an edifying and authentic part of the journey. As has been said, in vino veritas, or “in wine lies the truth.”

How to Select Your Spot

Set your nighttime adventure by the stars. The entertainment stars, that is. So you are passionate about live jazz performance? Desire to dance the night away? Dream of viewing live theater while drinking and dining? Determined to hear your favorite guitar hero solo? Know that with research and recommendations, you can combine your love of the arts and entertainment with some serious fun. Check to see what is on offer in the area where you’re traveling, or you can choose your travel adventure in conjunction with the event that ignites your passion.

Some people use the night scene as the fulcrum around which their whole travel experience turns. Experience the best of entertainment, from the world’s biggest art festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland to the techno Awakenings Festival in Spaarnwoude, Netherlands.

Hitting the Strip

In many cities and towns, there is an entertainment district where you will discover a profusion of eateries, bars, and clubs. It can be a great idea to sample several venues by taking a night tour, going on an organized pub crawl, or simply strolling through the entertainment arena. Whether you are slipping in and out of cocktail lounges in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, hitting the cantinas and bars in the Roma area in Mexico City, sipping red wine and enjoying conversation in Palermo, Argentina, dancing in Cape Town, South Africa, or enjoying a cocktail in a moon-lit lounge in Honolulu, see where your peregrinations take you.

Maybe you want to discover an upscale single-malt whiskey and cigar bar, a premier pub, a bodacious beer garden, or a sensational rooftop lounge with a stellar view of the city atop of a 5-star hotel? What about a wine tour or a techno music dance club? Find your happy place by asking the concierge at your hotel, checking out travel magazines, researching online, asking friends where they’ve enjoyed visiting, scoping out the entertainment guide of the area that you’re touring, or you can engage with the travel experts at Elamant Travel to custom design an itinerary that will have you getting the most pleasure from your holiday fun when the sun goes down, and the action heats up.

Imbibe

Sharing the nightlife illuminates the adventure. Whether you’re meeting old friends or making new ones, it’s the company that you keep, the sense of discovery, and the opportunity to learn more about your world, as you lift a glass, that’s intoxicating. Sample the greatest adventures and pleasures by day and by night when you explore with Elamant, an intelligent and elegant way to discover the best destinations and experiences in the world.

 

Discover Artisan Dress and Decorative Goods to Help You to Stand Out from the Crowd

What makes a journey worthwhile? For shopping aficionados, part of the pleasure is discovering distinctive wearables, artisan goods for the home, and unique objets d’art. These rare treasures provide the narrative of adventure and are conversation pieces. Highlight your exceptional style while supporting local artists. Consider these factors when shopping abroad:

Discovery:

Like the name of the Chet Baker album, Let’s Get Lost! One way of finding a unique, hand-crafted, designer, or antique piece is through the fortuitous wandering that’s part of the delight of travel. Whether coming across a marketplace, following an alley and discovering a bazaar, or entering an art gallery located on the way to the café, a perfect piece of craft or work of art is like love: When you see it, there’s no doubt that it’s meant for you! You know just the dress to wear with that statement necklace; you picture serving at a holiday dinner from a distinctive platter; recognize that the amulet is the perfect gift for your sister.

 

Research:

Knowledge is not only power but it is the lodestone of engaged connoisseurship. It guides those individuals who are happiest when planning, studying, and organizing. To ensure that you obtain the finest samples of handicrafts, antiques, and artwork, research before your trip or while on holiday. If you want to find katana swords from Japan, Las Catrinas figurines from Mexico, or pottery from South Africa, learn about the object of your passion. Whether you are a collector, avid art enthusiast, or pride yourself on your acquisitions, research to find out the distinctive elements that are the hallmark of the standout piece of artisan handicraft or artwork. Learn about the history, innovations, materials, and markings that denote rarity, authenticity, and superiority — if you’re into that kind of thing, that is!

Express Yourself:

Stand out from the crowd with one-of-a-kind wearables, artwork, antiques, artisan wares, and traditional craftwork. In a time when mass production is the standard, possessing something beautifully unique and uniquely beautiful is a fantastic experience. Whether you’re scoring a rare ring, cool chalice, or woven wall-hanging, seek out and take home goods that are a moveable feast of memory, and that will elicit interest and admiration while helping you to relive your special trip each time that you engage with it.

 

 

 

Go with a Knowledgeable Guide:

To discover the best shopping experience you may want to research history and books on arts, crafts, and culture, and to check websites and forums. This will teach you what is on offer at the location that you are visiting, the hallmarks that make a piece prized, and local customs such as whether bargaining is appreciated or not. For those who prefer the human touch, you can talk with friends or family, and check online forums, go on a guided art/artisans tour, inquire from travel experts such as Elamant, or ask the concierge at your hotel for suggestions of places to visit that fulfill your shopping desires.

 

Ethos:

This is an opportunity to live your values by supporting individual artists, galleries, studios, markets, and artisan co-ops. Whether you are seeking fair trade handiwork, handwoven garments from a co-op, or ethically sourced gems and jewelry, you are demonstrating and manifesting your desire to make the world a more beautiful place.

Authenticity:

For investment-quality items such as art, antiques, and jewelry you may want to seek out a certificate of authenticity or appraisal and consider paying for items with a credit card for extra protection to help ensure against possible fraud and for documentation.

Transporting Your Treasures:

Many items will slip into your carry-on or checked-in luggage. If you buy something too fragile, large, or cumbersome to carry, you may be able to have the merchant mail it. (For peace of mind, get an itemized receipt and insurance.) If the shop is small or you are buying from an individual artist, then you may need to take charge of the shipping yourself. The first step is to carefully pack the purchase, legibly label the box with the mailing address, package contents, and declare for customs “Personal Use Purchase” or “Unsolicited Gift.” Many 5-star hotels will mail the package for you, or you can send it from the post office or utilize FedEx, UPS, or DHL.

A Fantastic Travel Companion

Wherever your travels take you, Elamant can help you to make the most out of your journey with 5-star hotels, engaging entertainment options, and experienced travel advisers. Discover Elamant and discover the world.