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California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

“Stupid Enough to Pay”: Tim Parks’ Italian Rail Adventures

Verona Porta Vescovo, a tiny station in a sleepy cul-de-sac on my side of town, is the kind of station where you hear a bell ring out before a train …

Top 10 Scenic Outdoor Music Venues

With the summer solstice here, now is the time many cultures actively embrace and celebrate live music. The lingering daylight and sultry evenings are prime time for outdoor concerts, and nothing amplifies the experience more than a breathtakingly beautiful setting. Read on for Cheapflights.com's …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

How traveling Italy by train captures the country in all its complications

In a new book, Tim Parks says that to get under the skin of Italy, you must board a train. Whether an ultra fast service to Palermo or a time-warp …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Notes from the flood: Fernie, BC

06/18/13<p>The rain starts early Wednesday evening. Thunderstorms roll into the Elk Valley. Rumbling deep and low, they are still some distance from …

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Trend alert: Hotels embracing late checkouts on Sundays

A growing number of hotels are granting travelers a reprieve from the oppressive 11 a.m. checkout on Sundays, when they have fewer guests checking in …

Delta purchase of Virgin Atlantic stake complete, code shares to begin 2014

Delta Air Lines Inc. and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. will begin joint ticket sales on more than 100 routes starting next month as they work toward …

Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the …

What We Learned at Aspen’s Food & Wine Classic

The tents are down, the chefs went back to their kitchens, and attendees of the granddaddy of all food fests may have finally slept it off. If guests …

Pt 3: A fiery cleansing fiesta in Galicia

The Noche de San Juan festival on 23 June celebrates the summer solstice with ceremonial bonfires and a parade of witches.

Port of Call: Cardiff

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Situated on the south coast of Wales, Cardiff was once one of Europe’s busiest ports and the largest exporter of coal in the world.<p>After a severe slump that lasted into the late 1980s, the Welsh capital has bounced back as a cultural hub — with an edge. The city’s smartly …

Can't Miss Things to Do in Florence This Summer

While certain attractions are bound to draw tourists simply looking to view the most well-known landmarks, other areas are sure to please those hoping to familiarize themselves with the more intimate side of Firenze.<p>Those visiting Florence, whether for a brief sojourn or extended stay, have myriad …

Concerts

Woody Allen’s New York

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I used to sort of hate New York. I rooted against the Yankees and saw the “big city” as a scary place of noise, fast-talk, and blood-filled drama. Then I watched <i>Annie Hall</i>. And <i>Manhattan</i>. And <i>The Purple Rose of Cairo</i>.<p>By the time I finally visited Manhattan, during a college …

The Best Bars in Paris for Going Solo

Should you find yourself in the City of Lights, hungry for food, wine and strangers, swap that seat in the salle for a stool at one of these great restaurant bars.<p>Photo: Courtesy of Legrand Filles et Fils<p><i>Fathom contributor Celine Kagan gives us four great bars to check out if you're in Paris …

Dining Rooms

3 Reasons to Visit Livinallongo, Dolomites

Any Dolomites trip should include a visit to Livinallongo. Picturesque scenery, old fashioned mountain hospitality, a long history and access to endless activities and adventure make this peaceful little town a must-see.<p>The picturesque municipality of Livinallongo is located under the shadow of the …

Outdoors

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I'm not sure I could ever fully describe what takes place when I take time to immerse myself in nature, but something does. Something primal, something eternal and I am very grateful that we maintain these places and all places like it. I can't wait to hit the trail again!<p>I first became motivated …

Appalachian Trail

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes (PHOTOS)

This is what summertime "baking" is all about.<p>Just because our kitchens get hot during the summer, that doesn't mean that we want to stop baking. But it definitely gets harder and harder to turn the oven on when the heat inside our homes is already stifling. What's a baker to do? We suggest no-bake …

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

7 institutions so mammoth they could destroy America

Bigger banks, bigger investors, bigger corporations: They all threaten to ravage the economy — and our livelihoods<p>Richard Eskow<p>June 24, 2013 2:43pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Bigger isn’t always better. From the Tower of Babel to Teddy Roosevelt’s trust-busting, that …

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone'

Tests of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>The phones were put through a series of benchmark tests by Which? to measure processor and memory performance, which show how quickly the phone will allow photo …

How Everyone Feels About Edward Snowden

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