Events & Festivals

New York’s Upper West Side Food Festival

New York's Upper West Side Food Festival

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 15, 2016

I find people generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to food festivals: you either love em’ or you hate em’.  And generally speaking, festivals in the city can be overcrowded, feel like a battle for tiny ...

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San Francisco International Arts Festival: Peter Whitehead’s Mini Music Marathon

San Francisco International Arts Festival: Peter Whitehead's Mini Music Marathon

by Deborah Crooks on Jun 14, 2016

One of my favorite SF artists, musician/composer/songwriter Peter Whitehead is doing something really cool as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival which wrapped up last weekend, a mini music marathon! For eight hours, Peter held down Gallery 308, ...

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A Few Insights From Author Annabel Gurwitch @ Watermark

A Few Insights From Author Annabel Gurwitch @ Watermark

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 08, 2016

This year was my first Watermark Conference, a conference by women for women in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area ever year (see my announcement of this year's event earlier this Spring and my Q&A with Mallika Chopra). Sadly, I was only able to ...

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Taiwan’s Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention

Taiwan's Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention

by Carrie Kellenberger on May 31, 2016

The 24-hour day of insanity began at 8 am when the Gs picked us up in Banciao and we drove four hours straight to Kaohsiung to attend the 7th Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention, which was hosted this year by A-Tai ...

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The Stunning 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Stunning 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

by Aline Dobbie on May 29, 2016

We were there at the Press Day on Monday at the beginning of the Chelsea week which is the start of the London social season and watching nightly on the BBC since I returned home has brought back to us ...

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North America

Fine Hellenic Dining at Dio Deka in Los Gatos California

Fine Hellenic Dining at Dio Deka in Los Gatos California

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 19, 2016

I love Greek food but it's not as prevalent as Italian or even other ...

New York City Food Specialties Everyone Must Try!

New York City Food Specialties Everyone Must Try!

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 16, 2016

New York City has an incredible food culture, with cuisines from all over the ...

Europe

The Pure Magic of Spain’s Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera & Grazalema

The Pure Magic of Spain's Ronda, Arcos de la Frontera & Grazalema

by Sambrita Basu on Jun 18, 2016

Driving the roads that interlock the central Andalucían cities, ones flanked by endless fields ...

3 Spanish Treats to Try in Spain’s Benidorm

3 Spanish Treats to Try in Spain's Benidorm

by Andrea Spirov on Jun 17, 2016

Summer is coming so why not head to a great beach in Spain that ...

Lodging

Oh So Quaint Antica Corte Milanese B&B, a Stone’s Throw From Milan

Oh So Quaint Antica Corte Milanese B&B, a Stone's Throw From Milan

by Jonny Scott Blair on Jun 15, 2016

Arrival back into Italy in June meant I would be based in and around Milan for my first few days. I flew into Bergamo airport, which is 45 kilometres from Milan city centre, so rather than be based in Bergamo or ...

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Discover Mediterranean Charm at Historical Hotel Los Gatos

Discover Mediterranean Charm at Historical Hotel Los Gatos

by Renee Blodgett on May 27, 2016

Given that I live and play in Northern California most of the time, I've been wanting to explore the hotel scene in the lower Peninsula for awhile now and I don't just mean well known Silicon Valley spots like Palo Alto and San Jose. ...

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Wellness Travel: Meditation & Spa Culture in Prague and Beyond

Wellness Travel: Meditation & Spa Culture in Prague and Beyond

by Renee Blodgett on May 25, 2016

You've probably noticed that we've been writing about wellness travel more and more, and even have covered a few yoga retreat opportunities and getaways (my latest one being Jamaica). I believe in the power of yoga, the power of meditation, ...

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You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted to be in the heart of the action. The Charlee Hotel definitely has an appealing location but just the icing on the cake. As a fairly low-key traveler, it ...

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Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in our lives, including where we hang our hat, then don't for awhile and then do....again! When I was in my early twenties, I used to stay with a childhood friend ...

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Arts

New York’s Upper West Side Food Festival

New York's Upper West Side Food Festival

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jun 15, 2016

I find people generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to ...

San Francisco International Arts Festival: Peter Whitehead’s Mini Music Marathon

San Francisco International Arts Festival: Peter Whitehead's Mini Music Marathon

by Deborah Crooks on Jun 14, 2016

One of my favorite SF artists, musician/composer/songwriter Peter Whitehead is doing something really cool ...

Food/Wine

Fine Hellenic Dining at Dio Deka in Los Gatos California

Fine Hellenic Dining at Dio Deka in Los Gatos California

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 19, 2016

I love Greek food but it's not as prevalent as Italian or even other ...

3 Spanish Treats to Try in Spain’s Benidorm

3 Spanish Treats to Try in Spain's Benidorm

by Andrea Spirov on Jun 17, 2016

Summer is coming so why not head to a great beach in Spain that ...

Asia

Taiwan’s Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention

Taiwan's Annual Kaohsiung Tattoo Convention

by Carrie Kellenberger on May 31, 2016

The 24-hour day of insanity began at 8 am when the Gs picked us ...

Vietnam Dispatches: 40 Years Too Late

Vietnam Dispatches: 40 Years Too Late

by Daniel Asa Rose on May 14, 2016

 For those of a certain age, it is impossible to forget how consumed the ...

Pacific

5 Reasons to Love Fiji’s Turtle Island

5 Reasons to Love Fiji's Turtle Island

by Megan McDonough on Jun 23, 2016

If you read my first post on Turtle Island on how I transformed a ...

Fiji’sTurtle Island Makes for a Great Getaway

Fiji'sTurtle Island Makes for a Great Getaway

by Megan McDonough on Jun 14, 2016

Ever since learning about Turtle Island last year, I’ve been scheming a way to get ...

Products

5 Ways To Give Your Smartphone a Luxe & Elegant Look!

5 Ways To Give Your Smartphone a Luxe & Elegant Look!

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 24, 2016

You carry a cell phone around everywhere, right? It goes with you to work, to the gym and when you travel. While we're huge advocates of keeping them at bay when you talk and in another room when you sleep ...

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Phantom Glass Screen Protectors Make Shattered Screens a Thing of the Past

Phantom Glass Screen Protectors Make Shattered Screens a Thing of the Past

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 16, 2016

We discovered a useful product find for avid travelers with smart phones. Meet Phantom Glass, a tempered glass screen protector designed for smartphones, tablets, and cameras. Phantom Glass is made using the most durable tempered glass, which ensures that Phantom ...

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Let Grillbot Clean Your Grill While You Relax!

Let Grillbot Clean Your Grill While You Relax!

by Renee Blodgett on Jun 15, 2016

Meet one of my favorite products for the home since my "falling in love"moment with the iRobot, which I now can't imagine living without. We even called him Rocky - yes, really -- we wrote about it back in February. Meet ...

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HButler’s Travel Totes Boast Built-in Phone Charger

HButler's Travel Totes Boast Built-in Phone Charger

by Renee Blodgett on May 28, 2016

I love my new Reversible Navy and Cream Tote by HButler!  While it is not made of leather, it gives the illusion that it is with its sleek and chic style that is both elegant and functional. As avid travelers know, ...

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Aromatherapy: Meet GURUNANDA Essential Oils!

Aromatherapy: Meet GURUNANDA Essential Oils!

by Renee Blodgett on May 26, 2016

I've been using essential oils for years and am a fan. Truth be told, I'm always trying out new brands and love discovering new scents I haven't tried before. On the discovery trail this Spring, we discovered GURUNANDA and decided to ...

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South America

You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted ...

The Culture, Grit & Graffiti of Colombia’s Medellin

The Culture, Grit & Graffiti of Colombia's Medellin

by Megan McDonough on Apr 30, 2016

My mind is still reeling from my recent trip to Colombia -- so much creativity ...

Central America

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica’s Natural Beauty

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica's Natural Beauty

by Robert Schrader on Jun 05, 2016

I came to the Costa Rica party late. Costa Rica, as I saw it, ...

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

by Jessica Festa on Apr 28, 2016

The women of Chicabrava Photo credit: Chicabrava You are built not to shrink down to ...

Africa

Connecting With Animals & Nature Can Transform Who We Are!

Connecting With Animals & Nature Can Transform Who We Are!

by Rich Laburn on Jun 10, 2016

Spending as much time as I do in the bush, makes me realize my ...

Amusing Untruths About Hippos in the African Bush

Amusing Untruths About Hippos in the African Bush

by Rich Laburn on Jun 06, 2016

Photo credit: BBC One of the most iconic sounds when you stand on deck early ...

Green

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

by Jessica Festa on Mar 04, 2016

Photo: Bill Williams/Unsplash; Edited: Epicure & Culture Though Simon Smedberg may have saved 50 dollars ...

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

 

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Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in ...

An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

The truth is, I used to reflect about Mother's Day ...

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An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

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