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5 Lesser-Known South Australia Wine Regions

Wynns Coonawarra

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 | Comments Off on 5 Lesser-Known South Australia Wine Regions

Top 12 Places to Enjoy Dinner with a View

Sounds of Silence Restaurant

Whether you’re picnicking in the park or indulging in gourmet cuisine, the location is just as important as the food itself – after all, who could forget toasting champagne at the pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower or sharing dessert with a window-view over the thundering Niagara Falls? From a personal-butler service atop the world’s highest […]

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February 7, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Small-Group Santiago Food Tour

soups and stews

Even though I live in Santiago, I decided to take a Small-Group Santiago Food Tour Including Mercado Central, which is essentially a tasting tour of central Chile, with a splash of colorful stories, a brief historical overview, and a bonus walk through the flower market.

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January 31, 2013 by | Comments Off on Small-Group Santiago Food Tour

The San Diego Beer Highway

Stone Brewery

Long known to locals and a happy discovery for visitors, San Diego’s beer highway is an 18-mile stretch of California highway that’s home for 17 not-to-be missed craft breweries, running from the Carlsbad and Oceanside beach towns to inland Escondido. And to honor this California freeway, three local breweries recently released a collaboration, the Highway […]

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January 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Experience Seoul through a Korean Cooking Class

Seoul cooking class

After eating my way across Seoul, I wanted to be able to bring a taste of Korea home with me. Being able to recreate Korean dishes at my leisure would be the ultimate souvenir. So I couldn’t miss the chance to try it out with Experience Seoul: Korean Beginner or Intermediate Cooking Class.

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January 9, 2013 by | Comments Off on Experience Seoul through a Korean Cooking Class

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 […]

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December 19, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Literary Pubs of London: A Beer-Soaked History

Pillars of Hercules

The 2000-year-old city that is London is a living, breathing history book. While Samuel Johnson was right: “There is in London all that life can afford,” often what we locals like doing most is to haul up in the pub. Luckily, we need not choose between comfort and culture when looking for a watering hole […]

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December 17, 2012 by | Comments Off on Literary Pubs of London: A Beer-Soaked History

A Food Lover’s Guide to Filipino Food

Sinigang

While the foods of other southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia are readily available and well known in most parts of the world, Filipino food is a lot harder to find outside the country. With all of its cultural influences over the years, from Chinese to Spanish, and its range in dishes from region […]

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November 29, 2012 by | Comments Off on A Food Lover’s Guide to Filipino Food

Beer Tasting in Brussels

brussels beer tour 4

When I signed up for the Brussels Beer Tasting Tour I thought it actually just seemed like a nice way to say pub crawl. But little did I know how serious Belgians were about their beer. Not only did we taste beer at 8 different places, but we learned about how it was made as […]

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November 28, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Wine Tasting Near Cape Town, South Africa

Constantia Vineyards

Zipping between sandy bays and swank wine estates, our driver pointed out Kalk Bay—a popular site for seeing southern right whales—then drove us to the oldest winery in South Africa. We’d only left downtown Cape Town a mere 25 minutes prior, and my mind was trying to throw off preconceived notions as quickly as the […]

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November 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on Wine Tasting Near Cape Town, South Africa