Events & Festivals

10 Fun Dining Experiences Across the USA

10 Fun Dining Experiences Across the USA

by Jessica Festa on Jul 25, 2015

Tired of spending every weekend at the same bar or restaurant? Epicure & Culture has collected 12 unique ideas for a special social evening in The United States — all with a culinary twist.  All of our top picks have access to quality food to ...

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The Romance Behind The Oh So Quaint & Lovely Savannah

The Romance Behind The Oh So Quaint & Lovely Savannah

by Robert Schrader on Jul 20, 2015

Savannah has long been on the map for travelers, because of its rich Southern heritage, haunting Spanish moss and, well, its haunting in general. But one thing you might not realize is that the city has also become a hub ...

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The United Nations Turns 70 in San Francisco, Where It All Began

The United Nations Turns 70 in San Francisco, Where It All Began

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 02, 2015

Last Friday, I was invited together to attend an anniversary event held at San Francisco's City Hall which celebrated the 70 years the United Nations Charter was signed. I was selected as one of 70 Bay Area Digital Leaders to ...

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LOVE WINS: Rainbow Support Around the Globe

LOVE WINS: Rainbow Support Around the Globe

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 29, 2015

Last Friday morning as I made my way to San Francisco's City Hall to participate in a half day briefing to global ambassadors, digital leaders (am proud to be selected as one of the top 70 by the UN). politicians ...

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2015 Pinot Days Boasts More Granularity & A Great View of San Francisco

2015 Pinot Days Boasts More Granularity & A Great View of San Francisco

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 25, 2015

I was fortunate to once again be in the Bay Area during the annual Pinot Days Event, which is deemed to be the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world. They have four events -- San Francisco, southern ...

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North America

Heading to Ocean City Maryland in the Summer….

Heading to Ocean City Maryland in the Summer....

by Robert Schrader on Jul 28, 2015

Ocean City Maryland is one of the top summer respites along the mid-Atlantic seaboard, ...

Lake Minnewaska, A Glorious Summer Escape in Upstate New York

Lake Minnewaska, A Glorious Summer Escape in Upstate New York

by Cheryl Lock on Jul 28, 2015

On a recent upstate New York adventure, we decided to get some down time ...

Europe

The Ever So Quaint Town of Hampshire England

The Ever So Quaint Town of Hampshire England

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jul 24, 2015

When I look back at my time living in Bournemouth, I have fond memories of ...

5 Off-the-Beaten Path Wine Regions of the World to Explore

5 Off-the-Beaten Path Wine Regions of the World to Explore

by Jessica Festa on Jul 23, 2015

There’s a reason certain wine regions are popular. And while these certainly deserve a ...

Lodging

Meet the Tiger Trails Lodge Near Maharashtra’s Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Meet the Tiger Trails Lodge Near Maharashtra's Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

by Aline Dobbie on Jul 29, 2015

Tiger Trails is in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the very heart of Central India and two hours south of Nagpur; it is one of India’s most exciting and best protected Tiger Reserves, as yet little known, and with the ...

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Haute Honolulu at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

Haute Honolulu at Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

by Charlie Amter on Jul 27, 2015

Early fall is one of the best times to go to Hawaii if you seek a slightly less crowded time to explore Oahu in particular.  But where to stay can be a challenging proposition, to say the least, with such ...

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2 Romantic & Serenity Getaways in the Heart of California’s Gold Country

2 Romantic & Serenity Getaways in the Heart of California's Gold Country

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 30, 2015

A recent long weekend getaway took us east bound towards the El Dorado Hills in Eastern California. While there are certain high end chains I have had outstanding experiences (Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and a handful of others), I tend ...

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5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jun 28, 2015

When your wanderlust is good but your carbon footprint is bad, you can give your conscience a good scrub with just a little advance attention to where you’re staying and how your accommodations might green up your stay. Responsible tourism has ...

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Timeless Italian Chic at the Relais Santa Croce Florence

Timeless Italian Chic at the Relais Santa Croce Florence

by Donna Sozio on Jun 21, 2015

At the Relais Santa Croce Florence, I channeled my inner contessa when I stayed in this meticulously restored palazzo filled with Italian treasures and majestic frescoes. Entrance to Relais Santa Croce Evidently, it’s good to be the treasurer of the pope. At ...

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Arts

A Chat With Rwanda’s Imigongo Artist Kayiranga

A Chat With Rwanda's Imigongo Artist Kayiranga

by Jessica Festa on Jul 27, 2015

Meet Emmanuel Kayiranga Emmanuel Kayiranga is one of the most talented Rwandan artisans making Imigongo, ...

How & Where To Spend Your Time in Seoul

How & Where To Spend Your Time in Seoul

by Robert Schrader on Jul 25, 2015

Overwhelming urban sprawl -- that's what it feels like when you hit Seoul! Seoul’s ...

Food/Wine

Tips for Brewing Your Own Beer: Let’s Talk Wild Yeasts & A Whole Lotta Patience

Tips for Brewing Your Own Beer: Let's Talk Wild Yeasts & A Whole Lotta Patience

by Jessica Festa on Jul 29, 2015

Brewing beer is an act of patience and precision. Having gone through the process ...

Exploring the History of Chocolate in Saint Lucia

Exploring the History of Chocolate in Saint Lucia

by Jessica Festa on Jul 28, 2015

Photo courtesy of Dionisvera via Shutterstock It’s not just savory dishes that Saint Lucia ...

Asia

San Rafael Puerto Princesa & the Batak People of Palawan Island

San Rafael Puerto Princesa & the Batak People of Palawan Island

by Megan McDonough on Jul 29, 2015

While most people head to the Island of Palawan for the sand and surf, ...

Meet the Tiger Trails Lodge Near Maharashtra’s Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Meet the Tiger Trails Lodge Near Maharashtra's Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

by Aline Dobbie on Jul 29, 2015

Tiger Trails is in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the very heart of Central ...

Pacific

A List of Must Do Activities in New Zealand

A List of Must Do Activities in New Zealand

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jul 29, 2015

I've been to New Zealand twice and both times to this disconnected country were ...

Start Sipping at the World’s Best Eco-Friendly Breweries

Start Sipping at the World’s Best Eco-Friendly Breweries

by Jessica Festa on Jul 27, 2015

Beer has always been a much-loved staple of the beverage world, and the current ...

Products

3 Point Products for Carpel Tunnel, Overuse & Pain Relief

3 Point Products for Carpel Tunnel, Overuse & Pain Relief

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 28, 2015

For the sports minded among you, no doubt, you have experienced pain over the years from an injury or overuse, whether that be from playing basketball, tennis, golf or simply doing too much in the back garden. As an avid ...

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Classic Accessories, A Stylish & Effective Way To Cover Your Gear

Classic Accessories, A Stylish & Effective Way To Cover Your Gear

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 23, 2015

If you travel and in particular love adventure travel, no doubt you have plenty of gear. I know I certainly do and I live in a small abode in San Francisco, so don't have the luxury of space that many ...

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Crosley Vintage Radios & Jukeboxes, a Fun & Creative Way to Listen to Music

Crosley Vintage Radios & Jukeboxes, a Fun & Creative Way to Listen to Music

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 25, 2015

Impressive sound meets outstanding vintage design in Crosley's tabletop radios. While they have an impressive collection of vintage radios, I was inspired by one of their simpler models, largely because red was such a retro color for kitchens way back ...

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IMO Camera Straps Are All Things Vibrant, Fun, Creative & Functional

IMO Camera Straps Are All Things Vibrant, Fun, Creative & Functional

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 23, 2015

I came across these IMO Camera straps by accident and fell in love with their design and so, of course I wanted to test them out. If you're regular readers of We Blog the World, you know we love color, ...

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A Wealth of Data & Cool Products at the Digital Health Summer Summit

A Wealth of Data & Cool Products at the Digital Health Summer Summit

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 22, 2015

I've experienced some of Digital Health Summit's energy, largely at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, where it has grown in size over the years and now represents some of the most innovative technologies happening in the health, wellness ...

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South America

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

Peruvian Homestays & Transformative Travel

by Jessica Festa on May 12, 2015

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the ...

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

Awareness & Transformative Travel: Tips On How To Travel Responsibly

by Jessica Festa on May 05, 2015

We first learned about sympathy tourism this summer — and to put it bluntly, we’re ...

Central America

Horseback Riding Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Horseback Riding Along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

by Jessica Festa on Jul 16, 2015

Riding a horse in the Caribbean is a dream for many, and Bruce Walker ...

Diving Deep into Panama’s Past in Casco Viejo

Diving Deep into Panama's Past in Casco Viejo

by Megan McDonough on Jul 13, 2015

Like many cities in Latin America, Panama City is full of contrasts. From the ...

Africa

A Chat With Rwanda’s Imigongo Artist Kayiranga

A Chat With Rwanda's Imigongo Artist Kayiranga

by Jessica Festa on Jul 27, 2015

Meet Emmanuel Kayiranga Emmanuel Kayiranga is one of the most talented Rwandan artisans making Imigongo, ...

How to Truly Get Into the Culture in Kigali Rwanda

How to Truly Get Into the Culture in Kigali Rwanda

by Jessica Festa on Jul 17, 2015

All roo often, travelers skip Rwanda’s beautiful capital city to go trekking around mountain ...

Green

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

5 Creative & Eco-Friendly Hotels in the Big Apple

by Jessica Festa on Jun 28, 2015

When your wanderlust is good but your carbon footprint is bad, you can give ...

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

5 Luxury Villas to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 05, 2015

It’s been a long time since ecotourism was purely a niche interest. More and ...

 

Renee’s Voice

Your Golden Ancestry & What To Do When You Find Your Roots

Your Golden Ancestry & What To Do When You Find Your Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 06, 2015

I've always been fascinated by ancestry for as long as ...

Airline Fees in Excess of $31 BILLION Make Customers Feel Like Helpless Cattle

Airline Fees in Excess of $31 BILLION Make Customers Feel Like Helpless Cattle

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 02, 2015

While I’m not a 100,000 mile gal, I spend a ...

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