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Now’s the time to visit Portugal

Now’s the time to visit Portugal

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                                  Lisbon, Porto and the Duoro River Valley have become “all the rage”. One of the Great European River Journeys The Duoro Valley east of Porto, in northern Portugal, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to it’s […]

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New York’s Neighborhoods: Soho, Noho, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca

New York’s Neighborhoods: Soho, Noho, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca

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I visit New York about three times a year, usually alone, on business.  I’m going back to speak at the New York Times Travel Show and will report on new neighborhoods and “finds” soon.  On a recently trip with my twenty-two-year-old daughter we explored new neighborhoods recommended by her friends who live in the Big […]

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Celebrate the love of life in wine country of California

Celebrate the love of life in wine country of California

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A place to celebrate the love of life in the heart of Alexander Valley   There is still room at the table on the terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley at the newly opened   Francis Ford Coppola Winery restaurant near Geyserville. The 88-acre property of rolling land includes sustainably farmed vineyards and embraces bucolic […]

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Napa Valley’s Best Breakfast Picks

Napa Valley’s Best Breakfast Picks

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Before Stepping up to the Tasting Bar, Sit Down to the Most Important Meal of the Day Bed, then breakfast At Calistoga’s Chateau de Vie, bed and breakfast guests dig into a classic winemaker’s breakfast consisting of fresh pastry, eggs scrambled with fresh tarragon and triple crème brie and wild mushroom duxelles, paired with a […]

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Wine Tour & Tasting in Chianti

Wine Tour & Tasting in Chianti

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    Wine tasting in the Tuscan hills is a “must” while visiting Italy. Three other students and I rented a car in Florence and took off for a 12- hour tour of the Chianti Region, home of the famous Chianti Classico wine. We began with a three-hour hike through the vineyards. The vines were […]

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Chef’s Holidays at Yosemite

Chef’s Holidays at Yosemite

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul – John Muir Hike through Yosemite Valley surrounded by waterfalls, or cross-country ski along the Merced River beneath granite walls, then return to the giant fireplaces and soaring ceilings at […]

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Celebrate Wine, Food, Love of Life in the Heart of Alexander Valley

Celebrate Wine, Food, Love of Life in the Heart of Alexander Valley

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There is still room at the table on the terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley at the newly opened Francis Ford Coppola Winery restaurant near Geyserville. The 88-acre property of rolling land includes sustainably farmed vineyards and embraces bucolic views from the terraces, tasting rooms, movie gallery, pools and bocce ball courts. Recently on […]

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