Nothing trumps an actual visit to Europe, where you're able to walk the cobblestone streets and soak up hundreds of years of history in each quaint village, bustling city, or expansive countryside. But when we're in between trips and longing for a taste of Europe's best treasures, these reads tide us over until our plane takes off.
We love when a good book transports us to some far-off destination, but every so often, we appreciate a reminder of what we have right in our backyard. Here, a few of our favorite American reads that stay close to home—while still transporting us to another time or era.
One of our Tour Consultants, Sarah Elwell, recently returned from our Christian Heritage Tour, where she dove in to the religious history and culture of Israel and Jordan. Here, her five favorite photos from the trip.
Cuisine is a gateway to culture. Eating like the locals instantly helps you get to know a new country better, and when it comes to those more out-of-your-comfort-zone foods, it's one of the best ways to embrace the unexpected. So we asked a few Go Ahead staff members what local specialities they were surprised to learn they really liked while traveling.