How to Survive the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

“Under electric candlelight in a storeroom at Woodford Reserve, one of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s most atmospheric distilleries, feet shuffle down a wood-planked floor. The door scrapes shut, and Stacey Oxlade, a guide of 3 years, lifts the first glass declaring, “This is Kentucky communion. You’re blessed.” …”

I recently hoped on a bus and traveled down the Bourbon Trail with the band Wild Ponies. What an experience! If you go, I’ve put together a few tips and lessons over at Paste Travel.

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Cycling Around Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville is often overlooked by folks on the way to coastal Charleston, but the scene here is rapidly changing. An outdoor enthusiasts’ playground, the cultured community and college town has landed among the top-listed destinations to visit in 2017. While tourists flock to the seashore, real travelers remain close to the mountains. Make the most of time in the saddle with PasteTravel’s cycling guide to Greenville.

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Italy by Rail

Rolling across Italy on Rail Europe’s state-of-the-art high speed railways means visiting cities—both large and small—in a matter of hours. Moving at speeds of up to 220 mph, riding the rails has the appeal of slow travel with the convenience of modern immediacy. A journey from Venice to Rome can be made in just under 4 hours if anyone cared to blur through half the Italian peninsula.

While Italy’s history could consume a lifetime of study, first-time and returning visitors can reach beyond the mundane to experience each city’s specialty. Come on board with Paste Travel to ride the Italian rails from Milan to Rome with some of our favorite stops along the way.

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Take Five: Gourmet Bologna

Half an hour north of Florence, Italy, Bologna is a small but dense city built with arched colonnades, hidden canals and ancient towers. Home to the world’s oldest university founded in 1088, the Biblioteca Salaborsa and Archiginnasio, a carved wooden anatomical theater, is just one block from the city center, Piazza Maggiore. Though there is a rich history and culture, Bologna is noted for its culinary expertise.

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