Attention, gourmands: There's no better time than September through November to take your taste buds on vacation. As the summer rush winds down, hard-to-score tables at esteemed restaurants are easier to secure, plus it's harvest season in the northern hemisphere, with plenty of foods ready to enjoy at their peak. Whether you want to savor Italy's finest truffles, sip 300 beers in Australia, or go on a culinary safari in South Africa, these trips are sure to satisfy any palate.
by Kathleen Squires
A serial traveler who often lets a country's cuisine dictate her itineraries, New York City-based writer Kathleen Squires has visited all 7 continents and over 60 countries, with stints living in London, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires. Her work also appears in The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Cooking Light and National Geographic Traveler.