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San Juan: Exploring an Argentinian Wine Trail

July 1, 2016
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San Juan: Exploring an Argentinian Wine Trail

On a recent visit to San Juan, Argentina’ssecond-biggest wine region, I came ready to taste. But before diving into the local Malbec and other varietals, I also knew some education was in order. I headed to the Santiago Graffigna wine museum, which is adjacent to the city’s oldest and largest winery dating to 1870....
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Mendoza: The Wine’s in the Altitude

June 30, 2016
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Mendoza: The Wine’s in the Altitude

Although Mendoza, Argentina, is off the tourism map compared to Buenos Aires –– its much bigger and more visited urban counterpart –– this small city is definitely ready for its close up. The capital of Argentina’s Mendoza province offers all the things I like about cities –– great cafes and restaurants, hip boutiques, picturesque...
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Chicago: Everyone’s Kind of Town

June 29, 2016
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Chicago: Everyone’s Kind of Town

Hipper than ever, Chicago is one fantastic town that lives up to its reputation. Why else would this city have a seemingly infinite number of hit songs about its charms? Chicago’s dining scene is pure joy. Organic brunch at North Pond in Lincoln Park has a lovely ground level view and there’s spice at...
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Buenos Aires, The Real City that Never Sleeps

June 27, 2016
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Buenos Aires, The Real City that Never Sleeps

Hey, don’t cry for me, I just returned from the most cost-effective, fun-filled, and culturally stimulating vacation I’ve been on in a long time. In Argentina. With the U.S. dollar still very strong there, Buenos Aires is simply a treasure of delights, at unbeatable prices. For Argentine BBQ, La Cabrera (Cabrera 5099. Tel: 54-11-4831-7002),...
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Los Angeles: Entourage Optional

June 25, 2016
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Los Angeles: Entourage Optional

Increase your odds of a celebrity run-in by jetting to L.A. for a weekend of stargazing and a taste of Hollywood glamour. Get into the “Old Hollywood” groove with a pina colada at Trader Vic’s (yes, just like in the Zevon song). For sushi and the celeb scene, make a patio reservation at Koi....
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Denver: Mile High and Rising!

June 10, 2016
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Denver: Mile High and Rising!

With the magnificent Rocky Mountains as this city’s backdrop, Denver combines a relaxed western feel with amazing dining, a vibrant nightlife and a grand selection of cultural attractions. The Denver Art Museum is famous for its native American art and collection of more than 55,000 pieces from around the world. Explore the Denver Museum...
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Napa Valley Vacation

June 1, 2016
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Napa Valley Vacation

Catching the sunrise from a hot air balloon floating above the Napa Valley vineyards is one spectacular way to start the day, but there are plenty of other thrills in this picturesque California wine region. For a taste of Napa’s food and culture scene, a good first stop is the Copia center which hosts...
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Brussels: The Land of Beer, Mussels and Sweets

May 30, 2016
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Brussels: The Land of Beer, Mussels and Sweets

As if we need another excuse to visit the land of beer, mussels and chocolate, Belgium’s historic yet cosmopolitan capital is hosting the international Freedom Festival of World Cinema from Oct. 31 to Nov. 10. The annual event features screenings, concerts and debates at the cultural center, Le Botanique, focusing on individual liberty. After...
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True Rome Revealed

May 26, 2016
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True Rome Revealed

Even if you don’t have Italian cousins eagerly awaiting your arrival, you can still tour Rome and feel like a  local. Fantastic ancient sights are abundant, and the incredible architectural attractions of the Forum, Pantheon, Colosseum and Piazza Navona should be at the top of every visitor’s list. Gorgeous fountains appear at every turn,...
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Grilling The Chefs – Secrets from Morton’s, City Tavern & More…

May 1, 2016
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Grilling The Chefs – Secrets from Morton’s, City Tavern & More…

Anyone who has enjoyed a summertime barbecue recognizes the sound of a sizzling grill and is familiar with the distinctive taste that outdoor grilling adds to the various meats and vegetables. No doubt about it – grilling is a popular method of cooking, especially during the warmer months. Grilling enthusiasts can often be found...
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