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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Europe’s 8 best day hikes, from coastal walks to mountain magic

A compact patchwork of cultures and landscapes, Europe offers an incredible variety of short accessible hikes. From seaside scrambles to alpine …

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

Northern California

How to Tip in 19 Countries Around the World

Here’s a handy guide to tipping etiquette by country in 19 places around the world.<p>There are 196 countries in the world and they all have different …

Top 5 Hikes To Do Near Phoenix This Fall

With temperatures in the Valley of the Sun finally dipping below 100 degrees, Phoenicians (and travellers) are eagerly returning to outdoor …

7 Stunning Waterfall Hikes and Swimming Holes Just Outside of Nashville

Cascading water, plunge-worthy swimming holes and wooded trails may not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Nashville. But …

Wine Is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

Let's drink to that, shall we?<p>Wine lovers can be pretty pumped about the latest research.<p>According to a study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i>, master sommeliers — or wine experts — have acute senses of smell, along with larger, thicker parts of the brain. It's thought that this …

Wine is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

Well, at least we've got that.<p>In this garbage-fire of an election, the only solace we can find is in wine—and that's why winos can be pretty pumped about the latest research.<p>According to a study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i>, master sommeliers—or wine experts—have acute senses of …

Neuroscience

A Beginner’s Guide to Cycling Around the World

Taking a tour of the world by bicycle comes with its ups and downs.<p>It wasn't until I was sitting in dirt on the side of a road in Malaysia, sobbing …

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5 Star Reviews – May 2016

Home / Blog / 5 Star Campgrounds / 5 Star Reviews – May 2016<p>Round Lake State Park – Sagle, ID<p>We stayed there in our Westfalia and it was the perfect …

How to See Yellowstone Without the Crowds

Visit the country's first national park minus the wild herds...of tourists.<p>This week marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, and while that’s good news for anyone looking to take advantage of centennial events such as concerts and festivals, it also means an increased chance …

National Parks

Five wine country estates where you can pair wine and exercise

Sun Salutations, Half Moon and Mountain poses speak of the earth, and wine certainly speaks of terroir. Comstock Wines Estate Vineyards conveniently pairs the two with Yoga in the Vines. You stretch your muscles and open your chakras through the hour-long class hosted on the Merlot vineyard lawn by …

How to Fly First-Class for Under $1,000

You don't need to be a rich celebrity to travel in one of these luxurious cabins—but they'll sure make you feel like one.<p>You know that Emirates commercial where Jennifer Aniston wakes up in a bed on a plane, decides to take a shower during the flight, and then winds up sitting at a spacious bar in …

Jennifer Aniston

The Newest Thru-Hiking Trail in the US Is in Los Angeles — Here’s Why You Should Hike It

Forty years ago, the National Park Service began building a hiking trail that would eventually stretch for 67 uninterrupted miles through the Santa …

Hiking

A 67-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened Through LA's Urban Mountains

Los Angeles is a special place, geologically speaking: It’s one of a handful of large metropolitan areas that’s bifurcated by mountains. Not just a …

5 Reasons Red Wine Is Actually Good For You

The health benefits to excuse that nightly glass of merlot.<p><b>1. It raises your good cholesterol</b><p>In a two-year study on patients with type-2 diabetes, red wine was found to significantly boost levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. But in order to reap the benefits, you really do need to be drinking in …

Diabetes

Make this the summer of the fitness vacation: Here are 3 great getaways

You've had it. Enough of traffic on the 405, the wait list for a seat at SoulCycle, the lines at Trader Joe's. Grab a group of friends and haul out: It's time to start thinking about summer vacation, so why not make it a fitness reboot?<p>These three fitness destinations are easy drives, all about 100 …

La Jolla

24 Vacations For People Who Want To Totally Recharge

Go zen without going broke.

Pacific Ocean

We’ve all heard the excuses before. You don’t have the right shoes, you can’t drive to the trailhead, you won’t get out of bed for less than …

Why you should visit Machu Picchu in your lifetime

As one of the best known and most visited tourist destinations in South America, Machu Picchu is certain to fill travellers with high expectations.<p>But as these members of the Telegraph Travel team can attest – a trip to the ancient site does not disappoint.<p>The 550-year old citadel was built by the …

Machu Picchu

Beyond Barcelona: A hiking, biking and ballooning adventure in Catalonia

Short breaks in Spain<p>There's more to Catalonia than its capital city, says Jane Last, who hikes and bikes her way through the region.<p>Set the mood<p>Up, …

Is Baja finally uncorking wine success?

Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe has been dubbed the “the Next Napa.” So why has it been so hard for its wine to gain a foothold in the U.S. market?<p>In the …

These Cruise Ships Are Going All Out to Attract Foodies

For years, cruises have been known for elaborate buffet meals. Massive quantities of mass-produced food available three times a day. But, as the …

Hospitality

Three Winery Hikes now offered in Sonoma County’s Mountainous Alexander Valley

Several wineries are getting wine lovers out of the tasting room and into the vineyards. Here are three Alexander Valley vintners now offering hiking …

Wine