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How To Eat Like A Local While You're On Vacation

February 01, 2019

Culinary travel isn't new, but in recent years it's been kicking up in popularity. Travelers are looking to experience the local culture through their palette. And trying new foods is a great way to make the most of your vacation.

So how do you go about trying new foods while you're out and about on your trip? It's easier than you think. Here's how you can eat like a local on your next vacation.

Give the local specialties a try

You'll always be able to find a local specialty in any town, city, region, or area you visit. Every area is different not only in terms of the people but also the resources and local culture.

In Alaska, salmon is a big player in a lot of local dishes. That might not be surprising considering 11% of Alaska's visitors come just to fish. The halibut and oysters are also local favorites.

Keep your allergies in mind, but don't be afraid to try anything once. You'll never know if you like a new dish until you try it.

Feel free to ask around

It's great to visit the most popular places in a given area. But it's also fun to visit eateries that are off the beaten path.

Ask around at your resort where people love to eat. You can also explore on your own and have fun discovering local hangouts.

Have what other people are having

Take a look around at the dishes that people are eating when you're at a restaurant or cafe. If you see something that looks good, ask a server what it is so you can order it for yourself.

Don't be afraid to ask the server what they recommend, either. They know all the dishes that are offered and can help you choose a great meal.

Want to experience an authentic Alaska vacation?

Alaska is a popular vacation destination. In fact, up to 1,857,500 out-of-state visitors vacationed in Alaska between May and September 2016 alone.

If you're looking to experience an authentic Alaska vacation, consider staying at Stillpoint Lodge's all-inclusive resort in Alaska. Whether you're visiting for the Alaska fighting trips or because you want to take advantage of the latest nature vacations, Stillpoint Lodge has what you need. To learn more about our all-inclusive resort, contact Stillpoint Lodge to book with us today.

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