Archive for June, 2016

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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