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11 Easy Charts to Become a Wine Master

The festive season is the perfect time to <b>learn about wine</b> with so many cork popping celebratory moments. The purchasing and tasting opportunities are …

The Best Islands in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey, from far-flung gems in Southeast Asia to volcanic outcrops in the Mediterranean.<p>1<p>Boracay, Philippines<p>2<p>Cebu and Visayan Islands, Philippines<p>3<p>Palawan, Philippines<p>4<p>Mallorca, …

Australia: The Wine Destination of the Year

<i>Hover over each region to find out why it's worth visiting</i><p>Australian wines today are easy to drink and exciting to contemplate. Better still, they …

The 10 best cities in the world, according to travelers

The awards are based on a survey that includes responses from thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Along with hotels, islands, airlines, and airports, Travel + Leisure also ranked the 10 best cities in the world.<p>The results span the continents, but Italy is the only country to have two cities make …

Advice for tourists heading to Greece | CNN Travel

9 Delicious Dressings That Make Anything Taste Awesome

It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p><b>1. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing</b><p>Cool, creamy, tangy and garlicky, this homemade ranch dressing tastes so much better than the mass-produced bottled stuff in grocery stores. Try it …

7 Underrated Cities in Italy You Have to Visit on Study Abroad

<b>A guide to some of Italy's beautiful hidden gems</b><p>By Nina Truong, Emory University.<p>When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of major cities like, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. However, Italy has a lot more than these four major cities. Each city in Italy has very distinct architecture …

10 Amazing Wine Regions You Need To Visit

Sampling great wines from around the world may make you feel like you’ve taken a journey, but it’s no substitute for the real thing. Sometimes you …

From Selling Grapes to Making Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year with Justin Smith of Saxum | Video | Wine Spectator

Most Recent Videos<p>Wine Star Marilisa Allegrini: Historic Valpolicella (5:36)<p>Taste of Elouan (1:26)<p>Dynamic Duo: Carne Asada Tacos with Beecher's …

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Five Examples of Social Media ROI in the Wine Industry

Wine social media<br>Photo by Liz Thach<p>Since its advent in the mid 2000’s social media has created much interest and controversy as a new means of …

Wine-tasting: it's junk science

Every year Robert Hodgson selects the finest wines from his small California winery and puts them into competitions around the state.<p>And in most years, the results are surprisingly inconsistent: some whites rated as gold medallists in one contest do badly in another. Reds adored by some panels are …

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

More Wine Basics<p><i>All About French Wine »<br>How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws »<br>Cheese & Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet »<br>How to Stock Your Wine Fridge »<br>All About Port »<br>Wine Books: Sommelier Picks »</i><p>During my semester studying abroad in Florence, my favorite restaurant was a tiny place tucked away just around the …

Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli And 4 Of The Most Interesting Restaurants In The World

Simply sitting down to eat a regular old meal at a typical restaurant is just not going to cut it any longer. Where's the story in that?<p>How does taking a walk -- during low tide -- to a restaurant off the coast of Zanzibar sound? How about taking a cable car up the side of a mountain in Switzerland …

Basketball calzones make perfectly poppable March Madness bites

Hosting a March Madness party without snacks is like rooting for a team that isn't in your bracket. It just shouldn't be done. Fortunately we have a …

March Madness

Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.<p>Photo by: Gregory Santulli<p>The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really …

China's Huangshan Mountain Has The Craziest Steps Ever

It's true: We've seen some pretty ridiculously nauseating climbs in our time here in travel land. But we stopped dead in our tracks when we saw the amazing steps at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in China.<p>The steps, of which there are roughly 60,000, are made of granite, and then swerve and dip and …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

5 muscle-shocking methods you forgot all about

Dogs May Cause the Next Big Flu Pandemic. Here's How to Protect Yourself and Your Pup.<p>The 10 Healthiest, All-natural Nut and Seed Butters<p>Detraining: …

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Bangkok Travel: Consuming the East

<i>Downstairs at Badmotel. This new bar attracts a fashionable crowd</i><p>As a frequenter of the Big Mango I have explored its juicy center fairly thoroughly -- more thoroughly than people I've known who have actually lived there. Even so, it's as if the Emporium on Sukhumvit Soi 22 is one edge of Bangkok's …

The Best Hotels in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, one of Southeast Asia’s most mesmerizing and fast-changing capitals, boasts eclectic architecture bearing witness to the turbulence of Cambodia’s recent history.<p>In the past 60 years the country cast off French colonialism, suffered one of the worst genocides in history in which the …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

5 Quick Content Marketing Tips for Hoteliers

This post comes from our partner Buuteeq.<p>Content marketing has quickly become a tired buzz-word in the SEO community. A popular topic because it is …

The Laos motorcycle diaries

The jungle-rich, three-day odyssey known as the Loop twists its way sinuously through jungle, paddy fields and karst country to one of the country’s most spectacular sights.<p>Landlocked Laos, fortressed by mountains and dissected by the mighty Mekong River, is best travelled by road; its dramatic …

9 Stunning Landscapes of Vietnam

At just three percent of the land mass of the United States, what most surprised me during our time in Vietnam was the diversity of the scenery. From white sand beaches and turquoise water to black rock forests and mountains that hug the clouds, here are some of the most amazing landscapes we came …

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

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Travel in Bangkok: An Insider's Guide to What to See and Do

<i>By Keith Hockton</i>, <i>InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>Photo from InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>I've always been attracted to the madness and energy of Bangkok. …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …