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Ways You're Getting Ripped Off When You Travel Abroad

People go to extraordinary lengths to save up for a Big Trip. There are the small things -- like taking a miserable ham sandwich to work every day …

Money

TigerVPN protects you online anywhere, anytime. And right now, it’s an extra $15 off

Beyond the physical well-being of yourself, your family, and those closest to you, the vital information and electronic media attached to each of those people is among their most closely guarded — and most vulnerable — possessions. When Social Security numbers, bank and credit card data, even …

The 20 Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: February 19th</b><p>Horror movies have evolved throughout the years (and we ranked the best of the ’80s and the ’90s here), but sometimes you just want to binge whichever good scary movies on Netflix has to watch on a dark, stormy night. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and Babadooks, just …

Stormy

You'll Need One Of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as consumers? Primarily that companies now control the …

Where to Eat in Barcelona

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How to use Movies Anywhere to stream your film collection on every device

Your digital purchases now work across Amazon Video, Apple, Vudu, and more<p>Disney has created the buy once, watch everywhere movie service that consumers have always wanted. The company has managed to rally support from a number of major Hollywood film studios — Paramount and Lionsgate are the major …

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

The leaves start turning early in the resort towns outside Denver, but the city’s foliage takes center stage during October, when you can see it …

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

California's lesser-known wine hotspot was named best small town to visit in America — take a look

Sonoma, California, a region located in the heart of America's top winemaking region, has been named the best small town to visit in the country by US News & World Report.<p>The accolade came as a surprise, largely because Sonoma is a county made up of 13 cities — including the city of Sonoma — and …

Wine

5 reasons you should drink this new type of sparkling wine now

America’s thirst for bubbly wine — including Champagne, California sparkling, Italian prosecco, French cremant and Spanish cava — continues to grow. …

The win-win of shipping more wines to your door

Jan and Michael Gibson are wine lovers who don’t go to wine stores. Instead, they go directly to the wineries, and have the wines shipped to their home in Rockville. They are part of the small but rapidly growing “direct to consumer” sales channel that is chipping away at the traditional …

Wine

Fess Parker Founded a Country Inn and Winery - What to Do In Los Olivos, California

"Fess is from Texas, so he can't do anything small."<p>Los Olivos looks a bit like it's frozen in time, in all the best ways. We could see what Davy Crockett saw in this place.

Forget Napa, Book a Trip to California’s Central Coast Right Now

It’s been nearly 15 years since Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church gallivanted through the Santa Yvez Valley in <i>Sideways</i>—a film that helped put …

California Wine

5 Destinations in Paso Robles

Paso Robles may no longer be California's largest appellation but you'll find plenty of tasting rooms, breweries, a flight museum and outdoor …

California Wine
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My Best Day In California's Wine Country Looks Like This

Napa Valley

A wine lover's weekend escape in Paso Robles

Last fall I craved Perugia's peaceful tranquillity but I didn't want the jet lag. What to do? Instead of a 12-hour flight to Italy I drove to Paso Robles in less than four. Just as Perugia is overshadowed by Tuscany, Paso Robles is eclipsed by Napa. A mammoth mistake for wine lovers. Downtown Paso …

California Wine

The Best VPNs for Netflix

VPNs protect your web traffic, but they don't always work with must-have services like Netflix. Here are the best VPNs that play nice (for now) with …

Information Systems

A Texas writer trip to Paso Robles – Part 2 of 3 | Texas Wine Lover

You will want to read Part 1 of the trip to familiarize yourself with Paso Robles and our first day’s activities, and then Part 3 for the last</b> …

A Guide to Sonoma’s Best Winery Experiences, Part 1

Cool coastal views, fine dining and some of California's best under-the-radar wines make Sonoma a worldwide destination. Find out where you need to …

Wine & Spirits

5 Websites That Can Help You Find the Best Flight Deals

I often get asked how I find all my cheap flights and mistake deals. My “secret” is not so secret.• <b>You don’t pick the destination, let the</b> …

Dallas

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Cooking

Great Wine Made Easy: The Best 15 Cabernets Under $50

Good cabernets are getting ever more expensive: $100, $200, $300 are regular prices out of Napa Valley and in Bordeaux, especially for new labels …

Wine & Spirits

This secret Netflix hack will change the way you watch TV

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>Video streaming has been around roughly since the start of the internet, but it rarely goes well. The experience of watching videos on YouTube and elsewhere on the web is a grab bag of incompatible plugins, weird cropping, and choppy consistency.<p>One of the great technological …

Shawshank Redemption

16 Russian River pinots that will set you back but deliver for the cost

You can find good examples of pinot noir in nooks up and down the California coast — it's a big place — but one of the state's most renowned spots for the beloved wine style, if not the single-most renowned spot, is the cool-climate Russian River Valley appellation in Sonoma County.<p>With its coastal …

After a Blockbuster Year for Bordeaux, the Top 18 Wines to Buy

As spring sun blazed in blue skies over Bordeaux on Friday, March 31, I set out to taste nearly 500 barrel samples of red and white wines in the …

Wine & Spirits

Nine Best Burgundy Wines Under $100

A week ago, I elbowed my way through crowded New York tastings of 2015 Burgundies, touted as the best in decades. The city is a hotbed of Burgundy …

Wine
Wine

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded middle seat, and flight delays can put a …

Is this the world's most dramatic cruise destination?

A huge roar erupted as I entered the dining room. Passengers were rushing to the starboard windows to see whales – lots of them. To scenes of mild hysteria on board the animals arced gracefully out of the water. Fine blowhole sprays peppered the water’s surface. Finally, a huge tail was flourished …

European Travel