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  • Italy's islands produce noteworthy wines

    Italy's islands produce noteworthy wines
    How does Italy, a country just three-quarters the size of California, annually produce one-fifth of all the wine in the world? By planting grapevines everywhere. (Look, there they are in the median on the A1 autostrada from Milan to Florence!)...
  • Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor

    Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor
    It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue. How did she like living here? "I love it," she said. "I think it...
  • River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers

    River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers
    It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...
  • Diversity reigns supreme at Kingfish

    When your 11-year-old restaurant continues to garner accolades, including favorite place for seafood in Lehigh Valley Style's Decadent Dish Awards (2013), you know you're doing something right. This is the case for the Beck family, who has operated...
  • Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy

    Danube waltz: Viking Freya cruise offers history, a sense of intimacy
    On the Viking Freya, most of the staterooms measure 135 to 205 square feet. One night I found a towel elephant along with the daily newsletter on my bed. Those are about all she has in common with the cruise ships lined up at Port Miami and Port...
  • At Vegas parlor, breakfast ice cream tastes of bacon, pancakes, syrup

    At Vegas parlor, breakfast ice cream tastes of bacon, pancakes, syrup
    To mark the beginning of National Ice Cream Month, a  Las Vegas ice cream shop is to unveil on Tuesday a new flavor: All-American Breakfast. Yep. Ice cream—it’s not just for dessert anymore. Happy National Ice Cream Month (with thanks to...
  • Budapest a historic blend

     Budapest a historic blend
    During a three-day stay in Budapest before a Danube River cruise, my husband and I enjoyed several unique food experiences in the city and simultaneously learned a bit about Hungarian history and culture. The gastronomy of the city is a mosaic that...
  • Ski resorts gear up for summer activities

    Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...
  • Thomas Jefferson's wine

    Thomas Jefferson's wine
    In a garden beside rows of fruit trees and vegetables, grapes ripen on a sun-dappled mountainside. A few yards away, visitors snake their way through Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. Even those who never have been there recognize the iconic mansion...
  • Taking the Kids -- traveling with Mom in Sonoma County

    Taking the Kids -- traveling with Mom in Sonoma County
    What a way to start the day! My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn’s expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
  • Train travel connects the destination dots in Europe

    My wife, Laurel, and I had laid out an idiosyncratic European itinerary for our trip last fall: to London for theater, to Paris to scout Ernest Hemingway's long-ago haunts, to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the Zeppelin Museum, and finally to Hamburg to...