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Eating Umbria – diamonds of the gourmet world

I’m walking through Pettino’s truffle-rich forests and pastures at the base of a mountain.  Leading the way are four hyped-up dogs – Pucci, Pippo, Vespa, and Enea; hot in their heels are truffle hunters Luciano and Bruno, armed with small picks and a leather bag for the loot. Truffle hunting is a centuries-old daily tradition,…

Actively Enjoying the Maldives – Club Med Kani

On most tiny tropical islands, the activities for the day predictable: snorkeling, diving, a spot of swimming, and cocktails served in coconut shells. If that’s all you require, the non-stop action at Club Med Kani in the Maldives can feel rather disconcerting. I was dubious about the enforced jollity of zumba classes, aqua-aerobics, sunset yoga,…

A Fantastic Fjord Detour Worth the Drive in Iceland

Iceland’s most scenic and popular route is the “Golden Circle” of approximately 300 kilometers of breathtaking views, often traversed in a circular pattern out and back from Reykjavik. Within the Golden Circle lie some of the country’s top attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfalls, and Geysir in the heart of an active…

The Best Airports in the World

Airports are not just transit hubs. Airports are gateways to cities and nations, playing a crucial role in shaping first impressions. Some airports stand out for their exceptional services, stunning architecture, and efficient operations.

The Best Beer Countries

The world of beer is rich and diverse. Each country brings its unique flavors and brewing traditions. Each nation contributes uniquely to the global beer landscape, from the experimental brews of the United States to the traditional ales of the United Kingdom and the precision-crafted lagers of Japan and Germany.

What to do in Chicago

Chicago, “Second City” is known for its stunning skyline, history, and vibrant cultural scene. The city offers an array of activities and sites to capture the essence of this iconic city and the attention of adults and children alike.

Where to spend the Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, has been a significant event in various cultures throughout history, marking the moment when the sun reaches its lowest point in the sky before beginning its gradual return. Occuring in December in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice brings with it traditions, celebrations, and a sense…

Is A Cashless Trip the New Travel Normal?

Imagine an overseas trip without spending a single Euro, Pound, Yuan, Yen, or Peso – at least not in the literal sense. I recently returned from a 3+ week trip to Stockholm and several Baltic nations, including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, along with a quick stop in Poland.  The entire time, not a single coin…

Introducing Zipolite, Mexico’s Free-Spirited Beach Town

The small town of Zipolite lies on Mexico’s southwestern Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca. A far cry from the concrete jungle of Cancun, the jungle surrounding Zipolite is real. Devoid of high-rise hotels and huge resorts, the beach is lined with cabanas and palapas and a scattering of lodgings unobtrusively tucked away in…

24 Hours in Edinburgh: The Eccentric Jewel in Scotland’s Crown

Not only is Edinburgh a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also Scotland’s capital city and home to phenomenal festivals, which have the city buzzing with a sense of excitement all year round. Packed with medieval tenements, narrow streets through the Old Town, and a sweeping elegance that swathes the Georgian New Town, there’s no question…