Word of Mouth: Andalusia, Spain

Take a culinary road trip around this charming region

Anchored by the towns of Seville and Granada, Andalusia extends along Spain’s southern coast and is defined by two historically significant delicacies: sherry and jamón ibérico de bellota, ham from free-range pigs that feed on acorns in the surrounding UNESCO-protected forests. Once you’ve checked off the gateway cities’ main sights like the Alcázar castle and Alhambra palace, embark on a food-fueled road trip through the …

Word of Mouth: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

From cocktails to coffee, records, live music and more, this city is seeing a resurgence that’s uniquely respectful to Mongolian culture

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khaan, the endless steppe and nomadic herders living in yurts (or gers, in Mongolian). But there’s also an incredibly creative, vibrant and dynamic new generation of Mongolians shaping this often misunderstood country. The capital city Ulaanbaatar is brimming with venues where world-class musicians perform, bars serving incredible cocktails and stores full of inspiring designs. The …

Word of Mouth: Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

An extraordinary French archipelago off the coast of Newfoundland that defies expectation

In the brisk North Atlantic, situated off the southern coast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland, the remote archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon embodies a charming cultural amalgam. Covered in fragrant boreal forests and sometimes mystical layers of fog, the island chain is a French territory—it’s part of France, not French Canada as one might assume from its position on a map. As such, the …