We love traveling here at Food Republic, and there may be no better time to do so than over the dog days of August. As the temperature (and stickiness) rises in fast-emptying cities, we’re just about ready to get up and go somewhere. Anywhere, really. Then again, we’ve already been quite the jet-setters for much of the summer. It’s certainly been a busy few months for our staff and wide network of contributors, who have racked up miles both nationwide and globally in search of prized delicacies like grilled unagi, bacon-wrapped foie gras and wagyu beef. Tough lives they lead. Read these 15 stories about the destinations we’ve been lucky enough to check out lately and use them as inspiration to start planning your next getaway.