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Baja's Hottest Chef Now Has One of San Diego's Best New Restaurants

Jan 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

By now you’ve probably heard of Bracero Cocina de Raíz in Little Italy. Helmed by Mexican superstar chef Javier Plascencia, the eatery has been buzzed about in foodie circles since before it opened. Along with winning numerous awards and titles, Chef Plascencia has been featured in The New York TimesThe New Yorker and appeared on ABC’s The Taste as a guest mentor alongside renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelsson, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre.

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Adventures in New Zealand: A Guide to Creating the Perfect Queenstown Itinerary

Jan 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

In the far region of New Zealand’s south island is magical Queenstown. Equal parts adrenaline-charged action and jaw-dropping beauty, the city also offers pure luxury and an epicurean experience to rival the world’s best. Flying into Queenstown for the first time sets the scene. On final approach the aircraft dips into a valley between snow-covered mountains before the lake-front town comes into view. Queenstown is simply gorgeous.

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You'll Be Thinking About This Italian Meal in Las Vegas Long After You've Finished

Dec 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re in search of a great restaurant in Vegas, you don’t really need to look far. Sin City is chockfull of exquisite eateries with amazing views and top-notch fare. Recently, we dined at NOVE Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort, a staple at the hotel since 2006, and were completely impressed by the food, service and ambiance of the 51st-floor restaurant.

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You'll Be Thinking About This Italian Meal in Las Vegas Long After You've Finished

Dec 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re in search of a great restaurant in Vegas, you don’t really need to look far. Sin City is chockfull of exquisite eateries with amazing views and top-notch fare. Recently, we dined at NOVE Italiano inside Palms Casino Resort, a staple at the hotel since 2006, and were completely impressed by the food, service and ambiance of the 51st-floor restaurant.

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Napa's Yountville is the Unexpected City Drawing Wine Lovers to its Charming Destination

Dec 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Yountville, California embodies many quintessential visions you undoubtedly have when planning a Napa Valley excursion. It all started in 1836 when George Calvert Yount founded the town and planted Napa Valley’s first official vineyard. Today, vines stretch from the Mayacamas mountains to the Napa River. Yountville’s compact layout clustered around Washington St. is also perfect for biking not only on the existing street grid, but along the ever-expanding Napa Valley Vine Trail, which when completed, will extend 47 miles from Vallejo to Calistoga.

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The Oberoi, Al Zorah Planned for Summer 2016 Opening in the Emirate of Ajman

Dec 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, Oberoi Hotel Group announced the opening of its new property in Dubai’s Al Zorah, a sustainable development complex. Al Zorah is nestled within 247 acres of protected forest and is surrounded by the Ajman coastline, blue lagoons, green mangroves and white sand beaches.

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4 of Dublin’s Best Restaurants From Local Favorites to Michelin-Starred Experiences

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Ivan Dimitrijevic

Dublin’s gourmet dining scene is ever expanding, with old and new coming together to offer locals and visitors a wide variety of culinary options. Whether you’re a carnivore or an all-natural vegetarian, this iconic city can provide. The below four restaurants bring some much-needed experimentation to local tradition, offering special menus, romantic settings, chef interactions and gorgeous scenery.

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Naples Wins Best U.S. Destination for Luxury Travelers, Here's What to Experience While There

Dec 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice poll recently voted Naples, Florida the nation’s top “Best Destination for Luxury Travelers,” leaving high-roller contenders such as Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Maui, and Aspen in the dust. Good call, since what’s not to love about this charming resort town with its vibrant cultural scene, huge selection of eclectic restaurants (many with outdoor patios) and historic designer shopping streets, surrounded by a gorgeous tropical backdrop. If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Eastern city next year, here are some quick recommendations for accommodations, dining and shopping:

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Takes Over the City & Names Chef of the Fest 



Dec 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Executive Chef Aron Schwartz at Marina Kitchen within San Diego's Marriott Marquis Hotel went away with the highly coveted “Chef of the Fest” title at the 2015 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival which took place from November 16-22. 

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The Beatles Once Roamed the Halls of This Century-Old, Belle Époque French Hotel

Nov 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With its striking rose-colored cupola and dazzling white Belle Époque façade, Le Negresco stands out like a beacon on the wide, beachfront Promenade des Anglais of Nice. Tall and proud, clasped between the sweeping Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) in front and Mont Boron behind, this classic, century-old property occupies one of the most scenic locations on the French Riviera.

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