Events & Festivals

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

by Susan McKee on Sep 02, 2014

  The fourth annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival takes place August 29 through September 7, 2014. The fest features a roster of more than 80 master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard ...

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Wine Country Weekend in Napa for Ramen, Donburi, Wine & More

Wine Country Weekend in Napa for Ramen, Donburi, Wine & More

by Marcia Gagliardi on Aug 31, 2014

Ramen Gaijin is a new pop-up in Sebastopol featuring authentic Japanese ramen. Zazu will host a spirited dinner with local distillery Spirit Works. First, we’ve got to state the obvious: there was a whole lotta shaking going on last Sunday. But Napa ...

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Taking in 9 Unusual Wine Experiences Throughout North America

Taking in 9 Unusual Wine Experiences Throughout North America

by Jessica Festa on Aug 29, 2014

Do you love wine but are tired of traditional wine tastings? Bored of dry crackers, stiff stools at wine bars and snobbish sommeliers? Spice up the way you experience wine with the world’s top unusual experiences centered around fermented grapes. ...

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Over Labor Day

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Over Labor Day

by Susan McKee on Aug 29, 2014

Any plans to go to the West Coast over Labor Day Weekend? The Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is August 29 through 31, 2014, with winemaker events county-wide. For three delicious, decadent days, you can experience, up close and personal, Sonoma’s full ...

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The Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival in Mid-September

The Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival in Mid-September

by Susan McKee on Aug 27, 2014

  The seventh annual Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival is set for September 19 through 21 in Dover and Wilmington, Vermont, and will include winemakers, distillers, brewers and food and craft artisans from all over the Green Mountain State. The long weekend ...

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North America

New York City: It’s Almost All About the Food

New York City: It's Almost All About the Food

by Lindsey McClave on Sep 02, 2014

  It is an inevitable feeling, one that leaves me all twisted up inside every ...

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

by Susan McKee on Sep 02, 2014

  The fourth annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival takes place August 29 through September ...

Europe

Eating Our Way Through Karlvolasi in Samos Greece

Eating Our Way Through Karlvolasi in Samos Greece

by Bill Ives on Sep 01, 2014

This post is about dining on the Greek island of Samos, where I have now ...

Behind the Scenes in Lisbon Portugal

Behind the Scenes in Lisbon Portugal

by Megan McDonough on Aug 31, 2014

July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited ...

Lodging

A Luxury Stay at Ritz Carlton Westchester, a Stone’s Throw From Manhattan & Charming Towns

A Luxury Stay at Ritz Carlton Westchester, a Stone's Throw From Manhattan & Charming Towns

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 31, 2014

I've always loved the Ritz Carlton and have never had anything but a luxurious experience with top notch service every single time I've stayed in one. Earlier this summer, I began to explore Westchester in New York State for the ...

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Soak up Luxury & Top Notch Service at Tokyo’s New Otani Hotel

Soak up Luxury & Top Notch Service at Tokyo's New Otani Hotel

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 16, 2014

In July, I had a unique opportunity to stay the incredible 5 star New Otani Hotel in Tokyo Japan, which is part of the Otani chain of hotels headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. New Otani Hotels operates 18 hotels in ...

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Five Star Luxury at Bali’s Grand Mirage Resort

Five Star Luxury at Bali's Grand Mirage Resort

by Robert Schrader on Aug 15, 2014

  The five-star Bali resort, Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali, is exquisitely situated on the beige powdery sand-beach pointing the azure Indian Ocean. It is renowned as a leading resort that delivers unbeatable all-inclusive experiences. Once you book the all-inclusive ...

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Long Island Summer Stay: The Garden City Hotel

Long Island Summer Stay: The Garden City Hotel

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 12, 2014

Unless you're familiar with greater New York, you may not necessarily think of beaches and summer fun when you think of Long Island New York. If you want to explore beaches in Long Island, but don't want to deal with ...

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The Marriott Westchester, a Stone’s Throw from Historic Hudson Valley

The Marriott Westchester, a Stone's Throw from Historic Hudson Valley

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 10, 2014

If you don't know Tarrytown New York, it's worth checking out next time you're in the New York City area. An hour or so north of the city near Elmsford New York lies quaint Tarrytown, which is oozing with history ...

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Arts

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

by Susan McKee on Sep 02, 2014

  The fourth annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival takes place August 29 through September ...

What You’ll Find at the Brooklyn Flea Market

What You'll Find at the Brooklyn Flea Market

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Aug 29, 2014

  Recently during a move, I suggested we check out the Brooklyn Flea Market with the ...

Food/Wine

New York City: It’s Almost All About the Food

New York City: It's Almost All About the Food

by Lindsey McClave on Sep 02, 2014

  It is an inevitable feeling, one that leaves me all twisted up inside every ...

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

The Fourth Annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival

by Susan McKee on Sep 02, 2014

  The fourth annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival takes place August 29 through September ...

Asia

Indian Culture and its Sacred Cows

Indian Culture and its Sacred Cows

by Mariellen Ward on Sep 02, 2014

I fell in love with India, its culture and the people, and wrote from ...

Exploring Vietnam Through a Camera Lens in Full Color

Exploring Vietnam Through a Camera Lens in Full Color

by Robert Schrader on Sep 01, 2014

Vietnam was the first country I visited after officially becoming location-independent, and for that ...

Pacific

Hit Australia in January for a (Second) Summer of Sport

Hit Australia in January for a (Second) Summer of Sport

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 20, 2014

With the FIFA World Cup underway and two major sporting events - the Tour ...

Ballooning: Taking in “Down Under” From “Up Above”

Ballooning: Taking in Down Under From Up Above

by Sherry Ott on Aug 15, 2014

The first time I ever went up in a hot air balloon we had ...

Products

Stylish Yakima Bike Racks, a Step Beyond Robust & Functional

Stylish Yakima Bike Racks, a Step Beyond Robust & Functional

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 14, 2014

We discovered Yakima bike racks after several hours of fishing on the web and a couple of days of researching options for travelers. Since we're doing a lot of car travel in New England this summer, we thought we'd test ...

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Meet the Fun & Comfy Arcopédico Shoe Line, Ideal for Women Travelers

Meet the Fun & Comfy Arcopédico Shoe Line, Ideal for Women Travelers

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 11, 2014

I discovered Arcopédico recently and since I'm always on the look out for great clothing, bags, accessories, shoes and technology gear for travelers, the Arcopedico shoe line jumped out. In my research for comfortable travel shoes, I kept reading comments ...

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Ztylus So You Can Shoot Better SmartPhone Photos

Ztylus So You Can Shoot Better SmartPhone Photos

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 05, 2014

I just discovered the ZTYLUS, a nifty product that adds "photographic lens" value to your Samsung Galaxy and iPhone. Essentially, the fixture brings additional quality and options to your smartphone. Imagine a professional grade camera rolled into one sleek and ...

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iStick Gives a Huge Boost to Your iPhone & iPad Memory

iStick Gives a Huge Boost to Your iPhone & iPad Memory

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 02, 2014

Meet the ever so cool iStick, a new product I discovered at CE Week early this summer, that was funded through Kickstarter in May. Designed for both the iPhone and iPad, the iStick touts its claim as the world's first USB ...

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SCOTTEVEST Travel Jackets & Vests for Men & Women Boast Up to 24 Pockets

SCOTTEVEST Travel Jackets & Vests for Men & Women Boast Up to 24 Pockets

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 16, 2014

The SCOTTEVEST SeV Lola Jacket recently arrived on my doorstep, a very soft and and lightweight jacket with 17 pockets -- yes 17. It's a great option for women travelers who want something lightweight they can pack for colder travel ...

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South America

The All Things Culture Guide to Buenos Aires

The All Things Culture Guide to Buenos Aires

by Jessica Festa on Aug 25, 2014

Empanadas. Photo courtesy of Benjamin Thompson. Interested in visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina? I caught up ...

Meandering Through Brazil One Photo at a Time

Meandering Through Brazil One Photo at a Time

by Robert Schrader on Aug 08, 2014

The World Cup. Brazil. Don't they go together? “I hope they lose,” he said, ...

Central America

Eating Your Way Through the Jungles of Guatemala

Eating Your Way Through the Jungles of Guatemala

by Jessica Festa on Aug 21, 2014

Tikal. Photo courtesy of mtsrs. On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met a woman ...

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

Top 5 Things To Do & See in Costa Rica

by Mariellen Ward on Jul 19, 2014

Would you love to see crocodiles up close, in the wild? Or go horseback ...

Africa

South Africa: The Best of the Bush in Late August

South Africa: The Best of the Bush in Late August

by Rich Laburn on Aug 30, 2014

The first heat has hit and the knobthorns are flowering and the first Wahlberg’s ...

Check Out This African Bucket List

Check Out This African Bucket List

by Francis Tapon on Aug 14, 2014

Three times the size of the United States, the continent of Africa is especially ...

Green

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

by Sam Perry on Jul 10, 2014

The 10th anniversary Aspen Ideas Festival, produced by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with ...

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

by Sam Perry on Jul 03, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of "WeBlogTheWorld" and having a global perspective, I flew ...

 

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The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 13, 2014

This year's Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards recently announced their ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 05, 2014

There are firework celebrations and there are fireworks celebrations. If ...

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A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 06, 2014

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