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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Amazon Is Opening An Actual, Real-Life Bookstore

E-tailer coming full circle 20 years after launching.<p>It’s taken 20 years, but Amazon.com has discovered the benefits of brick-and-mortar …

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.<p>…

California: Sonoma valley wine route: top 10 guide

Napa may grab the headlines but the roots of Californian wine are in nearby Sonoma valley, where family-owned vineyards, farm-to-table restaurants and charming hotels make it an area ripe for exploring<p>About an hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma valley is Sonoma County’s most concentrated …

Wine

Prosecco: A toast to Italy's finest fizz

The vines are everywhere, right across the landscape; fresh green leaves covering the country in spring and summer, swooping down into valleys and right up and away to swathe the distinctive conical hills. It almost hurts your eyes to look at the bright, verdant vineyards in May. Aptly enough, the …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

Italian Wine Terms You Need To Know In Piemonte

Whether you are a novice or connoisseur, it is always fun to go through wine glossaries and check your knowledge, especially before visiting.Although …

Wine & Spirits

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Pappardelle con Carciofi e Gamberi

I’m preparing for our upcoming season of our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine Italy tours, and we begin with a short walking tour of of Venice. My …

Italian Food