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Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern shares top 2014 food destinations

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American Express Travel: Where to Getaway in 2014

So where can you find the best food in 2014? Check out a few of his favorites below. 1Minneapolis: New in town Travel Channel Minneapolis might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of hot culinary trends but this city is making a name for itself by upping its cuisine offerings. "Its become a nationally relevant food city in the last several years and has a vibrant and intensely accomplished coterie of chefs at all segments of the food spectrumfarmers, purveyors, beer makers, food science, casual/ethnic/fine restaurantsits all exploding here!" according to Zimmern. "Many chefs here, greatest percentage by population in fact, eschewed the tablecloth ethos and gone hyper-casual, creating the most democratic dining scene in the country." 2Black Sea Countries: For Olympic sized appetites Travel Channel Zimmern thinks the winter Olympics will help escalate the popularity of cuisine from nations on the Black Sea. "Why not stop in Turkey on the way in or out of your Olympic voyage?" Zimmern suggests. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

The Big Freeze - American Express Travel Counselors are watching bookings rise while the temperature drops. The Arctic, Alaska and Antarctica were all noted as increasingly popular destinations for 2014. My Way or the Highway - From arts and culture to adventure to culinary, travel counselors are receiving requests to incorporate personal hobbies into travel itineraries. Whether cycling through the French Alps, taking cooking classes in Italy to hanging ten with surf lessons in Costa Rica, personalization is a trend to watch. All in the Family - For those that don't have the solo travel bug, family travel remains popular for 2014. This is certainly not a new trend, but families who are jetting away next year will be doing so with multiple generations in tow. With this in mind, American Express Travel Counselors are seeing a rise in both villa and all-inclusive vacation requests - two albeit different experiences that can each help satisfy the many personalities and wishes that are often incumbent with multi-generational travel. About American Express Travel American Express entered the travel agency business in 1915 and today operates one of the largest travel networks in the world. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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