| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:09 AM
If you ever needed and excuse to open that precious bottle of Barbaresco or Barolo you’ve been keeping for a special moment, this is it: The vineyard landscape of Piedmont in northern Italy has just been officially added to the list of UNESCO...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:51 PM
When learning about wine and especially about an unfamiliar or even a beloved region, a winemaker can give much-needed perspective. This Friday at 8:15 p.m., lovers of Nebbiolo and Piedmontese wines from northern Italy will get to hear what Barolo...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (whc.unesco.org) grew to 1,007 in 161 countries in June when 26 sites were added. For travelers, this is a veritable buffet of possibilities of great destinations.
Among the cultural or natural treasures added...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
While most travelers know that Copenhagen and Amsterdam are ideal for exploring by bicycle, the rise of bike-sharing and bike tours in other cities is making discovering other destinations by bicycle easier than ever. Wouldn't you rather experience a city...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:32 PM
I took a quick stroll around downtown Napa, not sure what to expect.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake had rocked the area Aug. 24, two weeks before my initial visit, but I had heard the damage wasn't as bad as first reported. When I stopped by the Visit...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Another day at Paris Fashion Week, another new designer debut at an old house. In Friday's case it was the British designer Jonathan Anderson for the Spanish leather goods house Loewe, which is owned by French luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:50 PM
NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama urged international leaders to show the courage and commitment of girls who make sacrifices to go to school - like the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls - to provide children around the world the quality education they...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:31 AM
CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA — Los imponentes volcanes seducen por su belleza y aparente tranquilidad. Lagos como Atitlán cautivan por su tamaño y por los pintorescos poblados que se encuentran a su alrededor. Y ciudades como Antigua impresionan por su...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project.
More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant's Street View cameras have been collected and made available in a virtual tour of the Khmer temples and...