Vanessa Torres

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5 Wines That Sommeliers Dream of Drinking All the Time

The wines we truly love and the wines we can easily afford are often (unfortunately) two different things. Here, five of F&W’s 2015 Sommeliers of the …

UPDATE: Alex Atala's D.O.M. Receives Two Michelin Stars in Inaugural Brazil Guide

<b>Alex Atala</b>, a former disc jockey whose groundbreaking D.O.M. restaurant made him the international face of Brazilian food, became the country's first and only recipient of <b>two Michelin stars</b> on Friday:<p>The debut edition of the Brazil guide, which focuses on the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, …

Mimi Thorisson is the Young Chatelaine of Bordeaux

Blogger Mimi Thorisson has transformed the beautiful villa where she lives with her family into an intimate cooking school and pop-up restaurant. …

France Pushes Its Food Culture Abroad With Worldwide Culinary Event

A symphony of popping Champagne corks echoed across the Versailles Palace, as chefs from around the world celebrated the delights of French …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

A Feast of Truffle Delights

For nearly 20 years, Pasadena's Celestino has delighted the palates of guests by treating them to a delightful taste of authentic Italian cuisine. When it comes to fine Italian dining in Los Angeles, the famed Drago Brothers are in a league all their own. They have owned and operated some of the …

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to the guidelines below, and you're more …

9 Activities You Must Do On Your Next Bermuda Getaway

About 640 miles off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is actually closer to New York than it is to Miami. (It's a quick two-hour flight from New York City and a three-hour flight from Miami.)<p>And sure, there's golf, tennis, diving, and shopping to keep …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Manhattan

13 moments of culture shock for the first-time American traveler

MY FIRST TIME ABROAD, I knew things were going to be different the moment I saw my European host dad strip down to a speedo tighter than my bikini …

Foreign Policy

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Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have been there with me in …