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Beyond Dracula: 7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania

Transylvania Castle of Bram

Howling wolves and things that bite in the night. Transylvania conjures up images of storm battered castles and flaky old counts out to drink your blood. However, if you dig beyond the cliché spawned by Bram Stoker’s infamous novel and a series of Hammer Horror films that followed, you’ll find this region of northwest Romania abundant in dramatic landscapes, artisanal traditions and warm welcomes. Transylvania is more than just Dracula, so here are seven reasons why it should make your bucket list.

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April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Five Fun Things to Do in Inle Lake, Myanmar

It was my first day in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar, a bustling town that sits on Inle Lake, and already I was in awe. The placid lake and surrounding rolling mountains set the stage for a myriad of fun activities; from hiking and cycling to vineyard visiting and sweets tasting options abound.

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March 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Exploring Monterey County’s Wine Country in California

When most people think of Monterey, California, they think of pretty specific things. There’s the scenic Highway 1 coastline, legendary golf and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Those things alone have all the makings of a great getaway, but more and more visitors are pouring into the area to taste another side of Monterey and Carmel.

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November 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments

7 Ways to Enjoy Santa Barbara Aside from the Beach

Santa Barbara Courthouse

With many exciting outdoor activities, Santa Barbara is perfectly poised to be your beach destination of choice. But there’s a lot more happening in this big little town than first meets the eye. With a population of around 100,000, a mean annual temperature of 72, and miles of beautiful coastline, Santa Barbara is a playground for the wealthy, and there is a lot to do here. If you’re hanging out in Santa Barbara and want more to do than just see the beach, here are 7 great ways to spend your time.

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July 1, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Save 50% on Sydney & Melbourne Day Trips

Blue Mountains

HURRY! Book by June 27th, 2013 to save 50% on select tours in Sydney and Melbourne. This exclusive offer applies to all scheduled departure times and dates through December 31st, 2013. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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June 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Save 50% on Napa Tours from San Francisco!

Save 50% on Napa Tours from San Francisco

HURRY! Book by April 25th, 2013 to save 50% on the recommended retail price if you buy either the Customizable Wine Country Tour or the Shopping and Napa Winery Day Trip. This exclusive offer applies to all scheduled departure times and dates through December 31st, 2013. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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April 19, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Discover the Best Food and Wine in Melbourne

Yarra Valley to Great Dividing Range. Photo by author.

It’s hard to pin one particular tag on Melbourne’s cuisine; it’s too diverse. From cool coffee shops to classic Italian bistros, authentic Thai street food to and molecular gastronomy inspired eateries, Melbourne is bound to have something to satisfy your tastebuds.

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April 16, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The 10 Best Wine and Food Festivals in the World

Capetown Vineyard

Wine connoisseurs and foodies have plenty to get excited about this year, with a packed roster of gastronomic events taking place around the globe. From celebrity studded culinary masterclasses to grape-stomping competitions, here are 10 Wine and Food festivals that you don’t want to miss.

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April 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments

5 Lesser-Known South Australia Wine Regions

While most people have heard of the Barossa Valley, South Australia has many other lesser-known yet worthwhile wine regions to explore. Experiences like fine chocolate and wine pairings, biking vineyard trails, wine gallery browsing and artisanal cheese and wine sampling are possible in these off the beaten path wine destinations.

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February 14, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Wine Tasting in Australia’s Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley wine tour

The Yarra Valley is arguably Victoria’s premiere wine and food region and is the birthplace of Victorian wine. We recently spent a day there sipping its highly regarded cool climate wines.

Just one hour from Melbourne’s city center, a day trip is a great way to experience Victoria’s scenic countryside while sampling some fine wines from some of Australia’s most highly regarded producers and taste some fresh regional produce in the region’s restaurants.

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December 19, 2012 by | 1 Comment

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