Dominique Matano

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10 Places Every American Should See

California's Pacific Highway 1 runs 135 miles between San Luis Obispo and Monterey.<p><i>Photo Courtesy Wangkun Jia / Dreamstime.com. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every …

Maldives Beach Looks Like Starry Night Sky

This glistening beach is not part of a magical Disney or Pixar sequence – it’s actually a perfectly natural occurrence. These glistening dots of …

Meet The Woman Behind Kanye's Yeezus Tour (It's Not Kim)

Es Devlin is one of the most prolific and groundbreaking designers working with Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and others. Here she gives an in-depth look on working on Yeezus' latest tour.<p>Though Es Devlin may not be a household name, it is impossible that you haven't see her work. The …

Ichiban Sushi Is One of Santa Barbara's Best: Rivals Beware

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World<p>Eating Tatami Style Brings Serenity and a Connection to Authentic Japanese Cuisine<p><i>Photo credit James Chuda courtesy of LuxEcoLiving</i><p>Head north on highway 101 to Santa Barbara. Don't miss the …

20 Regional Chains We Wish Would Go National

Harlem's Barawine is a Quintessential Neighborhood Gem

Barawine<p>200 Lenox Avenue (at 120th Street; map); 646-756-4154; barawine.com<b><br>Service:</b> Friendly and attentive<b><br>Setting:</b> High-end neighborhood bistro<b><br>Must-Haves:</b> Macaroni and Cheese, Branzino Provençal, Hanger Steak<b><br>Compare To:</b> Maison Harlem, Lido, Chez Lucienne<b><br>Grade:</b> Recommended. The epitome of a great …

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Where Bourbon Hits the Spot: Louisville

Louisville’s whiskey revolution is making a splash.<p>When the <b>Evan Williams Bourbon Experience</b> opened this fall along cast-iron Whiskey Row, Main Street welcomed its first distillery in a century. Tipplers can now swirl, sniff, and sip Kentucky’s native drink across from the 18th-century site where …

New Forest National Park, England

<b>Name:</b> New Forest National Park <b><br>Location:</b> England <b><br>Date Established:</b> 2005 <b><br>Size:</b> 219 square miles (567 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Ancient and Unchanged</b> William the Conqueror declared this area his new hunting ground, or “Nova Foresta,” back in 1079 and romped these woodlands and fields in pursuit of …

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Spa Redefined: The Golden Door's Latest Incarnation

The Golden Door is ready for its close-up.<p>The uber-luxury Escondido spa, which since 1998 has languished under corporate ownership, was bought last year by a longtime guest and now, with a savvy COO on board, is undergoing both a physical and philosophical makeover.<p><i>credit: Tracy Frank</i><p>The new owner, …

Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

In Japan’s epic anime film <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of <b>Yakushima</b> with surrealism, its misty granite mountains the backdrop for a conservation message.<p>Yet this wraithlike landform, which rises from the turbulent Tanegashima Strait like a …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

How to enjoy recreational marijuana in Colorado when most places are smoke-free

<i>My hotel room is non-smoking. So is every restaurant and bar in Colorado. So are the ski areas. Wait, what? I was promised pot tourism and legal</i> …