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

Hitting the Coors Tour, Local Breweries and Beautiful Views in Golden Colorado

Hitting the Coors Tour, Local Breweries and Beautiful Views in Golden Colorado

by Cheryl Lock on Aug 02, 2015

Recently, Chris and I decided to make the short drive out to Golden, Colorado. ...

10 Top Vegetarian Inns and B&B’s Across America

10 Top Vegetarian Inns and B&B's Across America

by Jessica Festa on Aug 01, 2015

Do you want to enjoy a vacation with culinary conscious? Epicure & Culture has ...

Europe

A Tuscan Classic: Florence’s Guelfi e Ghibellini Restaurant

A Tuscan Classic: Florence's Guelfi e Ghibellini Restaurant

by Donna Sozio on Aug 03, 2015

Luxurious. Elegant. Sexy. Historic.  That's Florence's Guelfi e Ghibellini Restaurant. The Music Room I arrived for ...

How About a Morning Air Balloon Ride Over Catalonia?

How About a Morning Air Balloon Ride Over Catalonia?

by Sherry Ott on Aug 03, 2015

I can feel the heat on my skin as the flames scream upward as ...

Lodging

10 Top Vegetarian Inns and B&B’s Across America

10 Top Vegetarian Inns and B&B's Across America

by Jessica Festa on Aug 01, 2015

Do you want to enjoy a vacation with culinary conscious? Epicure & Culture has collected a variety of accommodations worldwide that cater to vegetarians and customize their menus to guests with other dietary restrictions. In addition to caring for their ...

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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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Arts

Rwanda’s Kigali Where Basket Weaving Culture is Thriving

Rwanda's Kigali Where Basket Weaving Culture is Thriving

by Jessica Festa on Aug 03, 2015

Whether you’re visiting Kigali for a couple of days or living in the city, ...

A Look at Indianapolis Well Beyond the Indy 500

A Look at Indianapolis Well Beyond the Indy 500

by Sherry Ott on Jul 31, 2015

It would be easy to think that Indianapolis wouldn’t have much going on beyond ...

Food/Wine

A Tuscan Classic: Florence’s Guelfi e Ghibellini Restaurant

A Tuscan Classic: Florence's Guelfi e Ghibellini Restaurant

by Donna Sozio on Aug 03, 2015

Luxurious. Elegant. Sexy. Historic.  That's Florence's Guelfi e Ghibellini Restaurant. The Music Room I arrived for ...

The History of the Tomato & How it Crept Into Italian Culture

The History of the Tomato & How it Crept Into Italian Culture

by Jessica Festa on Aug 02, 2015

When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind? Caprese salad? Lasagna? Margherita ...

Asia

Remnants of Raj & Man-Eating Tigers in the Mountainous Region of India’s Kumaon

Remnants of Raj & Man-Eating Tigers in the Mountainous Region of India's Kumaon

by Mariellen Ward on Jul 30, 2015

The Himalayas, a man-eating tiger hunter, remnants of the Raj and, oh, those idyllic ...

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, ...

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

Briggs & Riley Touts Stylish & Elegant Bags With Effortless Navigation

Briggs & Riley Touts Stylish & Elegant Bags With Effortless Navigation

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 01, 2015

I've been wanting to expand our luggage reviews for awhile now. We first started out doing a lot of tech products (and well, we still do given my 20 years of experience in the tech world), but when you think ...

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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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South America

Peruvian Dance & Food — Getting Down & Creative in the Kitchen

Peruvian Dance & Food -- Getting Down & Creative in the Kitchen

by Sambrita Basu on Jul 30, 2015

I am a curious-cat when it comes to trying to figure out why things around ...

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 ...

Central America

Experience Michelada Farm-To-Bar in Nicaragua

Experience Michelada Farm-To-Bar in Nicaragua

by Jessica Festa on Jul 31, 2015

Volcán Concepción ©Gretchen Healey The Michelada is a savory cocktail from Mexico and is a refreshing ...

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 ...

Africa

Rwanda’s Kigali Where Basket Weaving Culture is Thriving

Rwanda's Kigali Where Basket Weaving Culture is Thriving

by Jessica Festa on Aug 03, 2015

Whether you’re visiting Kigali for a couple of days or living in the city, ...

Morocco: Behind the Scenes of Berber Culture

Morocco: Behind the Scenes of Berber Culture

by Jessica Festa on Jul 30, 2015

The odor of raw meat wafted in the air. Next to me, freshly slaughtered ...

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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