Over the past 12 months, we’ve stamped a few passports, eaten a couple of spectacular dishes and met some amazing people. We’ve shared many of those stories with you. Though we’re already planning for even more memorable 2013 experiences, we wanted to reflect on 2012’s editorial gems. Read on to see the five most-read posts of the past year.
1. The Top 10 American Whiskey Distilleries To Tour Now
Outtake: “Whiskey-only bars, tasting flights and $100-plus pours are more common than ever, but to become a real whiskey connoisseur you need to learn the liquor making process from the inside. We rounded up the country’s top 10 whiskey distilleries where you can tour the facilities, learn about mashbills and barrel woods and discover what gives your favorite label its distinct flavor, whether its rye or single malt, blended or bourbon.”
Click here for the tally of top distilleries.
2. America’s 10 Best Burgers
“It’s National Burger Month, but we don’t need a reason to celebrate this All-American staple. Forbes Travel Guide rounded up 10 of the country’s best burgers—from fine dining restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries.”
For the mouth-watering menu of our favorite burgers, visit here.
3. America’s 10 Best Cities For Runners
“Any runner knows there are few things more inspiring than exploring a new trail in a new city—the kind that begs you to dig deep and keep going. But not all cities are created equal—some have top-notch running clubs and scenic paths, others have killer competitive races and cool climates.”
For a look at our list of the 10 best running cities, go here.
4. Shop These Top 10 U.S. Farmers Markets
“As the weather warms up, farmers markets start popping up with a bevy of seasonal fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese and herbs. All across America, these markets showcase some of the freshest ingredients around.”
Here is the listing of the top markets around the nation.
5. The World’s Most Luxurious Beach Resorts
“Luxury hotels are easy to find in urban areas, but what if you want a top-of-the-line experience right on the beach? Enter the over-the-top luxury beach resort. These ultra-luxe spots have the same superb service and gorgeous facilities as their city counterparts, but also have the low-key vibe of a quintessential beach vacation.”
For your quick trip to the sandy paradises, go here.
Photos Courtesy of Woodinville Whiskey Co., iStock-Stephen Finn, Kevin Marple, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Four Seasons and Kate Gross