Our Top Travel Stories of 2013

2013 was a great year for travel—we went everywhere from Italy to Indianapolis and sampled as much as we could along the way, from peanut butter and banana donuts to smuggled Ibérico ham. Here, our 8 most popular travel-related stories of the year.

Eating Well in Montreal

Montreal is a city awash in good eats, from salted caramel and chocolate crêpes to smoked meat and fresh oysters. Chicago-based artist Sarah Becan gave us serious trip-envy with her drawings of the amazing food she encountered there. See Sarah’s favorite spots in Montreal »

7 Things You Can Only Get in Indianapolis

Innovative chefs, a thriving craft beer scene, and milkshakes to die for are just a few of the culinary treasures you’ll find in Indiana’s capital. See the 7 Things You Can Only Get in Indianapolis »

America's 50 Best Donuts

Aside from the fact that a warm one is taste-buds heaven, we’re always on the lookout for donuts because the search leads to the kind of joints we love best, where eaters of every stripe enjoy a pastry so unfussy that it flouts utensils and rarely even comes on a plate. SAVEUR contributors Jane and Michael Stern, the authors of, shared their 50 favorite donuts in the U.S. and where to get them. See our 50 favorite American donuts »

May Day Sweets: Sima and Tippaleipä

May Day, or “Vappu,” is a special day in Finland, and locals celebrate it with lightly-fried funnel cakes and home-brewed soda made with lemon and brown sugar. Read about Finnish May Day Sweets »

The Guide: New Orleans

With such a colorful culinary history, it’s no wonder New Orleans is a popular destination for travelers; for our April 2013 special feature, we gathered some of our favorite places to eat, stay, and visit. See our Travel Guide to New Orleans »

Lunar New Year in Hong Kong
Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

You haven’t really tasted the pleasures of Hong Kong until you’ve been there for Lunar New Year, when, for 15 days straight—starting with the year’s first new moon, usually in late January or early February—the city’s markets, restaurants, and home kitchens kick into high gear. Read about Lunar New Year in Hong Kong »

How to Smuggle a Ham

That amazing jamón you picked up on your trip probably isn’t legal to bring home. But what if you want to try anyway? See How to Smuggle a Ham »

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