Travel isn’t just about what you see, it’s also about what you taste. From the five star table clothed restaurants through to tucked away cafes and travelling street food, travel membership club, DreamTrips, has some of the US’s best culinary experiences made to order.
DreamTrips are specially curated holiday packages offered by international travel membership company, WorldVentures, that offer thousands of Aussie travellers the chance to experience fun, freedom and life fulfilment.
For food aficionados, joining a travel club like DreamTrips, means that you can travel with like-minded people who appreciate cultural delicacies and know the difference between a brisket and corned beef.
With a worldwide menu of culinary holidays, the US has some unmistakeable flavours and dishes that are sure to satisfy any hunger.
Time a trip to New Orleans around the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to not only enjoy the smooth sounds of saxophones, trumpets and singers, it’s about digging down to the roots of local cuisine with fine dining and cafes in the bustling French Quarter through to the uptown Garden District. New Orleans is a melting pot of various food inspirations that create sumptuous Creole and Cajun dishes. Foodies, you will see green peppers, onions and celery similarities of the Creole and Cajun cooking, with a touch of difference. Cajun cooking offers more ‘country-style’ dishes like Cajun sausage and seafood Gumbo, whereas Creole food has strong French, European and African influences and is considered more as ‘city food’ with traditional dishes including Shrimp Creole, Turtle Soup and the most popular dish, Jambalaya, filled with chicken, spicy sausages and vegetables. The cocktail culture is second to none, take some time and try a Ramos Gin Fizz or Sazerac.
The best way to take in all the flavours of Texas is via an authentic “Tastes of Texas” tour that will have you savouring some of the best barbecue meat-market-style brisket and ribs, smoked over wood chips for added flavour. Tipped as one of the most underrated food cities of Texas, San Antonio has much to offer a traveller on a culinary journey. Exploring this city will have you experiencing enchiladas and tamale buried in chilli con carne. The city is a blend of the traditional and modern with the eateries reflecting this divide. San Antonio has a mix of restaurants that happily mingle together to deliver authentic ‘Tex-Mex’ and fine dining food for the delight of hungry travellers.
Check this out, voted in the Top 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the country, Motif Seattle’s Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is a must stop during your visit to Seattle. Fresh seafood is everywhere! Salmon, crab oysters, halibut and more for any seafood connoisseur. So much seafood means great sushi and awesome clam chowder. Seattle’s clam chowder is said to rival some of the best across the nation, yep… even San Fransisco . Blackberries are also in abundance, so blackberry pies, jams, ice creams, cocktails and more are never too far from any menu. Old school burgers and shakes are also mixed nicely into Seattle’s food line-up, but to get a more traditional foodies experience, we suggest heading across the waters of Puget Sound, to discover Blake Island, which according to legend, was the birthplace of the Suquamish Tribe’s Chief Seattle, from whom the famous city gets its name. On Blake Island travellers will discover local indigenous customs, art and food at the Native America village, Tillicum Village. Drink the delicious clam nectar appetizer and then enter a rustic cedar longhouse and feast on a traditionally prepared buffet meal featuring fresh fish roasted over alder wood. Take the time to learn more about the Northwest Coast Indians culture through dance and song before returning to Seattle.
Known as the ‘City of Fountains’ for the abundance of fountains dotted around the city, Kansas will deliver true cuisines of the America Mid-West. Think everyday mid-west cooking and you’ll have comfort food that welcomes you from the first mouthful. For those interested in a sip or two, a trip to the Boulevard Brewing Company — the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest — and the J. Rieger & Co. distillery, where the original brand, Kansas City Whiskey, includes the unique addition of aged sherry, is a must. The popular gastropub, Ollie’s Local, promises good, hearty food as well as good times, and many of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods offer wonderful dining experiences.
The DreamTrips vacation club is a travel community experience for adventurers and luxury travelers and everyone in between who love food aswell.