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Devocion, An Innovative Nueva Colombian Approach to Coffee

Devocion, An Innovative Nueva Colombian Approach to Coffee

by Susan McKee on Oct 31, 2014

  Boutique Colombian coffee company, Devocion (an innovative Nueva Colombian approach to coffee) arrives in the United States for the first time this month with opening of a 3,600-square foot roasting facility and “Botica del Cafe”, 69 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ...

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The Madison Bacon Festival Takes Place on November 1

The Madison Bacon Festival Takes Place on November 1

by Susan McKee on Oct 30, 2014

  Meet Wisconsin’s largest bacon showcase with bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, a bacon queen contest, live entertainment and bacon fellowship — all taking place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. November 1, 2014. The first Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue ...

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5 Fabulous USA Yoga Experiences For Your Must Do List

5 Fabulous USA Yoga Experiences For Your Must Do List

by Jessica Festa on Oct 26, 2014

When we think of yoga, most of us think of relaxation, inwardness and meditative states. We think of balance and stretching, being centered and strength. Yoga is all these things, and there are many vacation retreats in beautiful places around ...

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In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

by Rich Laburn on Oct 24, 2014

My quest was to head down under and discover the national dish of Australia, an interesting feat.  The first stop was Melbourne for the Fine Food Australia Show – a massive trade show five times bigger than the SA Good ...

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Celebrate Pride in Taipei at Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

Celebrate Pride in Taipei at Largest LGBT Pride Parade in Asia

by Carrie Kellenberger on Oct 23, 2014

Asia’s largest and most colorful Gay Pride Parade is held on the last Saturday in October in Taipei each year. This year, Taipei’s annual Pride Parade is happening on October 25, 2014. The parade attracts tens of thousands of local supporters and visitors ...

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North America

Devocion, An Innovative Nueva Colombian Approach to Coffee

Devocion, An Innovative Nueva Colombian Approach to Coffee

by Susan McKee on Oct 31, 2014

  Boutique Colombian coffee company, Devocion (an innovative Nueva Colombian approach to coffee) arrives in ...

Taking in the Best That Nantucket Has to Offer!

Taking in the Best That Nantucket Has to Offer!

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 30, 2014

When I lived in Boston, we would occasionally zip over to Nantucket although I ...

Europe

Behind the Scenes at the Graindorge Cheese Farm in Livarot France

Behind the Scenes at the Graindorge Cheese Farm in Livarot France

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 31, 2014

On the outskirts of a rural town called Livarot France in southern Normandy lies ...

Unique Meets Boutique at Hotel Saint Louis in Lisieux Normandy

Unique Meets Boutique at Hotel Saint Louis in Lisieux Normandy

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 30, 2014

Heading to Normandy? Then Lisieux is bound to be on your list. For stays, ...

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Unique Meets Boutique at Hotel Saint Louis in Lisieux Normandy

Unique Meets Boutique at Hotel Saint Louis in Lisieux Normandy

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 30, 2014

Heading to Normandy? Then Lisieux is bound to be on your list. For stays, Hotel Saint Louis, which conveniently sits in the center of Lisieux is a great choice for those who are looking for unique and boutique blended into ...

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Brittany Heritage: Take a Stroll Through Auray’s Cultural & Historical Past

Brittany Heritage: Take a Stroll Through Auray's Cultural & Historical Past

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 26, 2014

While St. Anne, the religious sites, the spiritual history, the chapels, basilica and churches may be the largest draw of Auray, a Brittany town located in northwestern France, there are plenty of other things to absorb your time, whether you're a ...

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Under the Umbrian Sun: Roccafiore Country Chic Resort & Spa

Under the Umbrian Sun: Roccafiore Country Chic Resort & Spa

by Donna Sozio on Oct 25, 2014

Whilst in Umbria, Roccafiore is what the locals call da vedere....which means it’s a must see. An even greater compliment to Roccafiore is that you'll find locals dining at the table next to you and ordering their wine from the ...

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Tarrytown House Estate Combines Recreational Variety With Historical Charm

Tarrytown House Estate Combines Recreational Variety With Historical Charm

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 23, 2014

For those who have never heard of Tarrytown, it's an all American town in Westchester County New York, which is a stone's throw from the legendary Sleepy Hollow and roughly 25 miles from New York City. I discovered the Tarrytown House ...

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Modern Meets Charm at Boeuf Couronne Hotel, In the Heart of Chartres

Modern Meets Charm at Boeuf Couronne Hotel, In the Heart of Chartres

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 23, 2014

Run by the Sami family for nearly a century, the Boeuf Couronne Hotel is in the heart of Chartres, France, the famous Normandy city that draws over a million visitors a year. There are 17 very individualized rooms, all decorated in ...

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Arts

Artistic, Creative & Fun, Provincetown Is Always a Blast!

Artistic, Creative & Fun, Provincetown Is Always a Blast!

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 29, 2014

I loved Cape Cod's Provincetown when I used to hang out there on summer ...

Learning Something New  in Kansas City

Learning Something New in Kansas City

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 27, 2014

Frequent travelers know about the major cities in the world and this is where ...

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Behind the Scenes at the Graindorge Cheese Farm in Livarot France

Behind the Scenes at the Graindorge Cheese Farm in Livarot France

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 31, 2014

On the outskirts of a rural town called Livarot France in southern Normandy lies ...

Devocion, An Innovative Nueva Colombian Approach to Coffee

Devocion, An Innovative Nueva Colombian Approach to Coffee

by Susan McKee on Oct 31, 2014

  Boutique Colombian coffee company, Devocion (an innovative Nueva Colombian approach to coffee) arrives in ...

Asia

A Visit With The Forever Birds of Mumbai

A Visit With The Forever Birds of Mumbai

by Harsh Mehta on Oct 29, 2014

Beautiful Mumbai in India. On a cool winter morning, as one walks down the road ...

Melting to the Warmth of Japanese Children

Melting to the Warmth of Japanese Children

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 28, 2014

I fell upon these girls when our Princess Cruise ship docked at the Nagasaki ...

Pacific

Dining at ESTER, the Best New Restaurant in Sydney

Dining at ESTER, the Best New Restaurant in Sydney

by Rich Laburn on Oct 26, 2014

On my journey to find the national dish of Australia, I headed off to ...

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

In Heaven At The Fine Food Australia Show

by Rich Laburn on Oct 24, 2014

My quest was to head down under and discover the national dish of Australia, ...

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Wifi in Your Pocket For Your Trip to France With Travel Wifi

Wifi in Your Pocket For Your Trip to France With Travel Wifi

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 22, 2014

Travel Wifi rents personal Wifi hotspots (also called Mifi) giving up to 4G speed connection on the Bouygues Télécom network for coverage in selected parts of France. It is a small device that fits in your pocket with automatic connectivity ...

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8 Great Mobile Social Travel Apps

8 Great Mobile Social Travel Apps

by Jessica Festa on Oct 22, 2014

Social media and apps have drastically changed the way people travel. No longer are vacation-goers privately booking their flights, grabbing their guidebooks and sharing their trips only through photo albums. Nowadays, it’s all about sharing trip details, seeking help from ...

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Canva On iPad For Creating Great Designs On The Go

Canva On iPad For Creating Great Designs On The Go

by Beth Blecherman on Oct 21, 2014

Whether you are a social media professional or just a professional in any career -  graphics is an important part of presentations, events, group, online and meeting communications.  In the past expensive and complicated graphics software was needed to create ...

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9 Great Mobile Travel Apps For Your List

9 Great Mobile Travel Apps For Your List

by Harriet Constable on Oct 19, 2014

Here are some great travel apps worth noting, most of them mobile apps. XE CURRENCY One of the most confusing things about travel can be mentally converting costs from your home currency to the local currency, and understanding how much you’re actually ...

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Underground Cellar Helps Wineries Sell Wine Online

Underground Cellar Helps Wineries Sell Wine Online

by Tom Foremski on Oct 06, 2014

I recently met Jeffrey Shaw, CEO of Underground Cellar, a startup focused on helping wineries sell wine online. He and his team has developed a great technology platform to allow wineries to market themselves and sell their wines but it is ...

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South America

Late Night Tarantulas in the Peruvian Jungle

Late Night Tarantulas in the Peruvian Jungle

by Sherry Ott on Oct 05, 2014

Trekking under the jungle canopy in Peru “The tarantulas are out all night so they ...

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

by Jessica Festa on Oct 02, 2014

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of ...

Central America

A City Guide: Where To Go & What To Do In Guatemala City

A City Guide: Where To Go & What To Do In Guatemala City

by Jonny Scott Blair on Oct 13, 2014

Guatemala City is a breathtaking beast of a city. An absolute beast pumped to ...

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

by Jessica Festa on Oct 02, 2014

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of ...

Africa

Watching An Elephant Give Birth In Southern Africa

Watching An Elephant Give Birth In Southern Africa

by Rich Laburn on Oct 30, 2014

As a guide in Africa, I have a wish list as I’m sure many ...

Liberians Response to Rise of Ebola

Liberians Response to Rise of Ebola

by CultureWizard on Oct 28, 2014

With global Ebola panic in full swing, it may surprise you to learn how ...

Green

Finding All Things Green in the Big Apple

Finding All Things Green in the Big Apple

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Sep 05, 2014

  As the dog days of summer approach, make the most out of these last ...

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

by Sam Perry on Jul 10, 2014

The 10th anniversary Aspen Ideas Festival, produced by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with ...

 

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Spiritual Magic in Normandy’s Mist Against a Cloudy Sky

Spiritual Magic in Normandy's Mist Against a Cloudy Sky

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 28, 2014

A major stop on any trip through Normandy is Lisieux, ...

Caroga Lake & The Adirondacks: How Nature Can Heal You

Caroga Lake & The Adirondacks: How Nature Can Heal You

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 24, 2014

It's no secret to anyone who has followed my posts ...

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A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

by Megan McDonough on Sep 18, 2014
The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

by Sam Perry on Jul 03, 2014

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