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The "Most Beautiful Train Ride in the U.S." Costs Just $97

If you have yet to tick off some of the top destinations on your West Coast bucket list, skip airfare flash sales—a little-known scenic train ride …

Trains

PHOTO: Stunningly Beautiful Baume-les-Messieurs, France

Even a grey, overcast day can’t hide the stunning beauty of Baume-les-Messieurs, France. Located in the Jura mountains of eastern France, it enjoys …

20 of the world's most spectacular holidays to be had on a river

Our forebears knew they were on to a good thing when in the late 1800s they began cruising down that most fabled of waterways, the Nile. In search of warmer winter climes, and armed with little more than a sense of adventure, they sailed in flotillas of dahabiyas – sailboats which relied on a …

Discovering The Secrets Of Oregon's Coast With The Kids

Oregon's cool and mysterious coast isn't a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of place. Only repeated visits allow you to discover why it's one of America's most underrated destinations.<p>And on a recent trip through the Beaver State, something clicked.<p>Our family road trip took us through Lincoln City …

This U.K. Brewery Is the Perfect Mix of U.S. and British Craft Styles

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin said, “What people don’t realize is that professionals are sensational because of the …

German Beer Ad Shows Men Cradling Their Beer Bellies Like Pregnant Moms-To-Be

We’re used to seeing images of glowing, pregnant moms as they lovingly gaze at their growing bellies, but a German beer ad turns this idea on its head. Bergedorfer Bier switches the sexes, taking the same iconic pose and instead featuring underwear-clad men cradling bulging tummies of their …

Wearable Tech

World record smashed at London Beer Mile event

A sport where the party starts as the race begins. Most Beer Milers are from North America where the sport has been a popular after hours activity at running clubs for more than 20 years.<p>Only once the beer is finished can the athletes set off on their lap, their bellies full of fizzy alcoholic …

The 10 most expensive bottles of wine in the world

Fine wine has been one of the best performing asset classes of the last 20 years, and with some bottles fetching thousands of pounds at auction, buying high-end cases could be the answer to an early retirement.<p>But what should you be looking for? Cult Wines, one of the largest UK fine wine …

Action Bronson's Guide to Drinking Natural Wine in Paris

7 natural wines you should be drinking, according to Mr. Wonderful<p>" <i>Oui, oui, motherfuckers."</i> That's how Action Bronson takes to the streets of Paris, this time in pursuit of the best in natural wines.<p>In the first of three episodes in the Action Bronson Eats and Drinks Paris series, Action heads to …

France

Delicious and self-guided: A 40-mile walk through Bordeaux's vineyards

So many grapes …<p>The Bordeaux wine region produces about 700 million bottles of wine a year, and it takes several hundred grapes to make each bottle. Over five days of walking through the vineyards of St. Emilion, Entre-Deux-Mers and Sauternes in southwestern France, it sometimes felt as if we were …

France

MJ Suggests: Learn the Washington State AVAs - Discover the Pacific Northwest

It’s my great pleasure to be writing this monthly column for <b>Discover the Pacific Northwest</b>. <b>I’m a lifelong resident of Washington State</b> and just last …

Walla Walla Jim Goes French With Forgeron Cellars - Discover the Pacific Northwest

As the operator of a winery tour company, I have the great job of getting to know every winery in Walla Walla. This means visiting not only the big …

Wine

MJ Suggests: Wine Tasting Langley, Washington - Discover the Pacific Northwest

As part of my quest to visit every winery in the state of Washington, I recently spent a long weekend wine tasting Langley, Washington. Located on …

Wine

Libations Poetry: 2013 Foxtrot Pinot Noir - Discover the Pacific Northwest

<i>Libations Poetry: 2013 Foxtrot Pinot Noir</i><p><i>someday, if the wind is right, i will drift alone with her</i><p><i>from the aridnaramata bench hillsides,</i><p><i>across the</i> …

Gifts for Craft Beer Lovers - Discover the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with awesome craft breweries which is a testament to how much we love our craft beer! So what do you buy the …

Craft Beer

Walla Walla Jim Gets Shot In The Dark (He's OK) - Discover the Pacific Northwest

Shot in the Dark Distillery<p>One of the last places you would go looking for a handcrafted, <b>small batch whiskey distillery</b> would be at an airport. But …

Whiskey

MJ Suggests: Red Wine and Chocolate - Discover the Pacific Northwest

It seems like a quintessential pairing to me – red wine with chocolate – is actually more of a love it or hate it proposition. I love the combination …

Romantic Pacific Northwest Getaways for Wine & Beer Lovers - Discover the Pacific Northwest

<b>Valentines Day is approaching and thoughts turn to romance, however, we think it’s always a good time for romantic Pacific Northwest getaways</b>. The …

March Cellars and Vital Wines- A Tale Of Two Wineries - Discover the Pacific Northwest

<b>As I tour the wine industry, I have learned that to survive you have to have unparalleled patience and determination.</b> As the insiders joke, <i>the best</i> …

Wine & Romance at Basel Cellars Estate Winery - Discover the Pacific Northwest

<b>Wine, food, and romance are naturally a perfect package so it makes sense that a winery would be an ideal setting for a wedding</b>. In honor of …

Walla Walla Jim Takes Us to Elegante Cellars Winery - Discover the Pacific Northwest

Meet Walla Walla Jim<p><b>My name is Jim Wright, or as my tour guests have dubbed me, Walla Walla Jim.</b> As the owner of <b>Tesla Winery Tours</b> in Walla Walla, …

Tasting Walla Walla Wine Country - Discover the Pacific Northwest

If you’re planning your first visit to <b>Walla Walla wine country</b> take our advice and approach it as you would the wines themselves: with a …

Self Guided Downtown Portland Brewpubs Tour

<b>Portland, Oregon</b>…aka <b>“Brewtopia”</b>…aka <b>“Munich on the Willamette”</b>…aka <b>“Beervana”</b>. Well known and well loved for the abundance of craft breweries and …

Oregon

Scenic Yaletown Vancouver Brewery Tour - Discover the Pacific Northwest

Scenic Yaletown Vancouver Brewery Tour & More<p><b>The city of Vancouver, British Columbia is loved by tourists and residents alike and is consistently</b> …

European Travel

Woodinville Brewery & Winery Tour ~ Hollywood District

<b>Just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle is the former logging and farming town turned trendy tasting room mecca of</b> <b>Woodinville, Washington</b>. Now before …

Wine