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Sweat it Out With the Latest Travel Trend: Cycling Excursions

Feb 7, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Active vacations are becoming one of the year’s hottest travel trends, allowing adventurers to lose some calories while getting a deeper sense of the country through hiking, biking and multi-sport trips. One company offering this type of excursion is Trek Travel, a tour operator providing cycling excursions across the globe.

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The Widest Diversity of French Wines Come From Roussillon

Jan 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Surrounded by mountains and numerous topographical features resulting from a turbulent geological past, France's Roussillon wine region is cradled in a massive amphitheater-like bowl nestled in the South of France.

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Pop-Up Eatery Will Serve Food Waste Made by Michelin-Starred Chefs

Jan 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Fine dining can, at times, be a practice in daring eating. Whether it’s a cultural delicacy or a creative use of rare ingredients, top chefs love to mix it up in the kitchen and surprise diners with dishes they may not expect. One way Michelin-starred chef Dan Barber (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) will be playing with our palates this winter will be with his pop-up restaurant at Selfridge’s.

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Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is Europe's Most Luxurious New Wine Destination

Dec 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Turning off the modern highway into the driveway lined by lavender hedges that leads up to Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is like taking a step back in time. It’s no wonder.

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Acclaimed Chef Melissa Perello Wants to Host Your Dinner Party

Dec 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s no better time to host a dinner party than the holidays. People’s spirits are high and the cold weather provides the perfect backdrop for a cozy indoor shindig. If you love throwing fête-a-têtes but don’t have much time to plan, cook and organize the event, allow James Beard-nominated chef Melissa Perello to take care of all the details this season.

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A Closer Look at Spain's Garnacha Wines From Aragon

Dec 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

The Aragon region of Spain is filled with castles, cathedrals, monasteries, and UNESCO World Heritage sites dotting the Pyrenees foothills and the bustling city of Zaragoza. In addition to being a major cultural and agricultural powerhouse, Aragon's vineyards are renowned not only for their Tempranillo but for increasing Garnacha's popularity.

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Kelly House: Martha's Vineyard's Charming 54-Room Inn

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Steps away from the Chappaquiddick ferry ensconced in the compact and pedestrian-friendly village of Edgartown in Martha's Vineyard, Kelley House stands as a testament to island life before tourists dominated the scene with beach umbrellas and sunscreen. Near the corner of North Water and Kelley Streets, the main 54-room historic inn was built in 1742 and now features an art gallery in the lobby with rotating exhibits showcasing local artists.

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The Family-Owned B&B Carving Out Its Place in Healdsburg's History

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The Camellia Inn, so named after the 50 or so varieties of camellias on property, is a short three-block walk from Healdsburg’s main square. As I approached the walkway up to the inn, I could sense its rich history, one attribute of inns that I love. During a delicious breakfast one morning, the inn’s current owner Ray Lewand wandered in and shared the story of the inn which few had heard straight from him.

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A Photo Tour of Jackson Family Wines

Oct 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

There’s a misconception that California’s wine country is already fully discovered, overrun by tourists, queues at every tasting room, and that all the wineries are owned by corporations. But none of this is the truth. We traveled to several estates owned by Jackson Family Wines—one of Sonoma County’s true homegrown heroes—and found that there is more than meets the eye here.

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Has LVMH Unleashed China's First Great Red Wine?

Oct 20, 2016  |   Contributor: The LuxeNomad

While we’re all familiar with the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate (what’s up Marc Jacobs), it’s the latter half of the acronym – the MH (Moët Hennessy) who are making some bold moves into the land of the red dragon hoping to capitalize on the Chinese penchant for French wine and collectors looking for an exotic but decent bottle.

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Chilean Wines: Long on Unique and Flavorful Notes

Oct 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

The concept of grapes and winemaking was little known in Chile before Spanish conquistadors invaded during the 1500s, planting Pais vines which are now considered the country’s national grape. At the time, Pais, also known as “mission grapes,” fed a growing need for sacramental wine used during Catholic masses.

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Park Hyatt Aviara Brings Baja Up the Coast

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 25, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe made its way north to the Park Hyatt Aviara's Masters of Food & Wine series. Diners were introduced to the region’s bounty through a four-course dinner presented outdoors in the hotel’s courtyard. Chefs Pierre Albaladejo, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia and Cristophe Rull created dishes that paired with wines made by local winemakers. Vinters included Adobe Guadalupe, Lomita, Torres Alegre and Monte Xanic.

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A Culinary Marriage of Savory Proportions

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Even though we dined at Andiron Steak & Sea months ago, the flavors of the meal still linger in our memory. While in Las Vegas, we had heard about this restaurant by two food writers. The eatery, which sits about 30 minutes outside of town in Summerlin, is the brainchild of Chef Kim Canteenwalla and his wife, award-winning restaurateur Elizabeth Blau. Together, their combined experience expresses itself through the restaurant’s design and eclectic dishes. 

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Four Seasons Finds Wellness the Pura Vida Way

Sep 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If the journey to living the good life is paved with wellness, the Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will put you on the right path. Their goal is to infuse health and wellness principles and practices into every aspect of the guest experience. Costa Rica has long established a focus on biodiversity and eco-sustainability throughout the country. 

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Grand Velas Gives All-Inclusive the 5-Star Treatment

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Before you even reach the lobby of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you are met by large, striking white walls on either side of a check-in booth. Fronted by a sparkling pond, the entrance is stunning and a good indication of the level of luxury you can expect behind its walls. As you make your way to your designated lobby—the property is separated into three distinct areas—you pass by lush manicured grounds on a palm-tree-lined street.

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