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Amsterdam’s Red Light District By Night

From tree-lined canals and museums by day, to an explosion of electronic music and illicit offerings at night, Amsterdam certainly lives up to its name as a European party destination. In that spirit here are my recommendations for a night out on Amsterdam’s straats (streets) and pleins (squares).

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March 2, 2012 by | 6 Comments

Top 10 Foodie Destinations Around the World

Brussels chocolate tour

Whether you’re a foodie or a traveler who just loves to eat, you’ll find much to savor and sample in our top 10 foodie destinations around the world.

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February 28, 2012 by | 10 Comments

[VIDEO] Delhi Cultural Experience: Cook and Eat with a Local Family

Because of its size and the large number of historic sights to visit, it’s easy to feel like you are only scratching the surface of what Delhi has to offer. If you’re interested in experiencing true Indian hospitality first-hand, a home dinner tour with the Delhi Cultural Experience: Cook and Eat with a Local Family is the perfect way to dive deeper into the country’s culture.

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February 24, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Touring Niagara’s Wine Country

Niagara on the Lake, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy of tamara_smith_ via Flickr.

Making its mark on Canada’s burgeoning wine industry, Niagara runs a close second to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Its sophisticated and varied table wines have become the toast of Canada, consistently winning international awards, especially for its Reislings and its Icewine. The area really exploded in 1970s when vintners began planting many noble grape varietals. Today, you can visit more than 80 different wineries across the region. Naturally, you may not have time to visit them all, but in one or two days you can hit the highlights, uncover some surprises, and immerse yourself in the accompanying growing culinary culture. Several of the small wineries have terraces, where you can enjoy a casual lunch or dinner.

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February 21, 2012 by | 0 Comments

[PHOTOS] Guide to Athens Nightlife

With soaring daytime temperatures for about half the year, Athenians – like Madrileños – have turned night to day and their bars and restaurants inside out to make the most of the comparative cool of the evening. You won’t want to miss the buzz of the Greek capital by night, so after a day of kicking through ancient stones and shuffling through museums, consider a disco nap before you head out again.

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February 17, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Portland’s Foodies

Bread and Ink

Just over the 100-year mark, Portland traces its roots to the logging trade and quickly developed a reputation for rain, beauty, and good food. To view Portland nowadays, to come to terms with it and understand what it is that makes it tick, is to really to understand its youth and its culinary origins. The produce has led to talented culinary artisans and the wet climate has led to good growth of crops such as hops. Thus, you get highly competitive foodies arguing about locavore and what the best in the wide selection of breweries would be. Yes, you get that and locals with a penchant for home-brewing. The result is beer that lives up to the standard its people place on it; that is, the same standard they hold to their food, and one that draws visitors all the world around to sample.

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February 16, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Yarra Valley tour

Wine is a beautiful thing. It’s a perfect complement to a meal, and pleasant way to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Imagine lingering over a glass while looking at the sun dip below rolling hills of vineyards. Now imagine doing it every day for a week or longer. Wine regions like Bordeaux and Burgundy in France and Napa and Sonoma counties in California are well-known tasting destinations. More recently, however, areas around the States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia have come into their own as wine tasting destinations. That being, check our list of the Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World.

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February 15, 2012 by | 10 Comments

A Day in Glasgow

Burrell Collection

Everyone raves about Scotland’s alternative capital, Glasgow – its down-to-earth locals, grand civic buildings from the days of the British Empire and tucked-away inner-city squares and gardens. Let’s put this city on the Clyde to the test and see what it has to offer during a day out on the town.

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February 14, 2012 by | 0 Comments

[PHOTOS] Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise

Somebody handed me a Mai Tai as soon as we sat down on the Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise. I think I could get used to this! Later I even succeed in convincing my darling to dance to “Easy Like Sunday Morning”. Yes, it’s all very easy. Our hotel had a shuttle that dropped us off just ten minutes away from the harbor. We found the check-in spot and had a few spare minutes for postcard shopping in the nearby souvenir shops.

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January 5, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Top 10 Dining Experiences Around the World

Our dining experiences combine our two great loves: food and travel. Ranging from romantic to unique, our dining tours aim to give you everything that you might expect from a high-end restaurant plus a memorable experience that is unique to the destination. These food tours are guaranteed to give you an appetite and make you hungry for more!

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December 28, 2011 by | 0 Comments

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