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Feast your eyes and your appetite: Toronto

Anticipation is an emotion I have always associated with traveling. My imagination runs wild when I begin to fantasize of adventures that may come about while exploring new city streets. My appetite grows when I wonder how other communities offer and enjoy hospitality. After all, good food, good wine and …

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The speed of the German Autobahn

If I ever get an autograph card printed up, it’s going to be like the one I got from Prince Leopold von Bayern. The card depicted the amiable heir to the throne of Bavaria in a bright red, flame-retardant Nomex racing suit, his long blonde hair curling at his collar, …

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Summer school in Geneva

If you’re looking to get away in the summer, but are feeling guilty for taking time off from studies and want to build up more experience, why not try taking up an international summer school course? See another country, meet great people, learn new things, and come away not just …

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Weekend in Bray: Waterside Inn

Culinary enthusiasts have been flocking to the 16th century village of Bray to dine at the Waterside Inn for over 40 years. Scenically located alongside the Thames River about an hour drive outside of central London, the unique heritage of Bray has continued to remain a hospitality haven for its …

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International Waffle Day! 

Våffeleldagen, what we know as waffles are a wonderful treat that have become a global phenomenon. March 25th, Waffle day began in Sweden and historically signifies the beginning of spring. Celebrate this weekend by exploring the variety of waffles that the globe has to offer! For a hearty, healthy and …

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River Coyote

In New York City’s Lower East Side, gentrification is nothing new. The Manhattan neighborhood is an anomaly made up of an ornate history once seen as a nuisance to some – and an inspiration to others.   At 121 Ludlow street nestled between Rivington and Delancy is River Coyote. At …

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Burns Night

Auld Lang Syne! A saying made famous by Scottish poet Robert Burns to commemorate past experiences as well as new beginnings. Scottish Chefs have been inspired by celebrated poet Robert Burns since his Address to a Haggis was first published in 1787. Haggis, a dish that is lamb offal in a casing …

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Bill’s Townhouse

Christmas is certainly in the New York air as 5th Avenue department stores begin to display their store fronts. It is a classic New York image painted in our minds; walking down the Avenue on the arm of our loved one admiring the beautiful windows. This holiday spirit entices friendly …

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Stumble until you find something

The first step is admitting you have a problem. I, Savanah Dickinson, suffer from a chronic fear of eating alone. Yes, I said it. I absolutely despise eating by myself in public places.   Since I’ve moved to D.C., I’ve been faced with the predicament of being hungry while wandering …

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Birthplace of American Wine: Virginia

Just before Christmas in 1784, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and wine contact John Bonfield, The American Consul in Bordeaux. He expressed a fear. He wrote to his friend, “I have written a letter to Monsieur d’Yquem for 250 bottles of his newest vintage, but I am afraid he …

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Pet peeves of public transportation

As a newbie to the world of public transportation, the last few weeks of riding the Washington, D.C., metro have taught me many things. There is proper public transportation etiquette each passenger should follow. This learning curve threw me for a loop but I think I’ve finally got the hang of it. …

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Ann Arbor

I recently embarked on a week long trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA to pay a visit to a friend who is studying there. I was pleasantly surprised by what this quaint city has to offer in the realm of entertainment, food, coffee, and culture. Along with being a welcome …

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Savouring Traditions: Sardinia

Tucked between Spain and Tunisia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. An individualistic region of the Italian Republic, Sardinia is home to spectacular beauty, ancient history, and of course, mouth watering sips and savors. The Sardinians have defended themselves from the Phoenicians, Romans, Egyptians, and the Byzantine Empire. …

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Do’s & don’ts of travel

Bleary eyed, I jetted to Washington D.C. on a 6:45 flight from Dallas’s Love Field airport. Although I may have been scraping sleep from my eyes, I noticed a few things as I made my way through the mobs of people ready to jet set early this morning.  I like …

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Green Fig

New York is a melting pot. The variety of cultures that make up the big apple contribute to why this city is such a food enthusiast’s paradise. With cuisine options from all over the globe; even the most obscure, one will never go hungry.  When it comes to choosing dinner, …

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Costa Rica

After all these years, Costa Rica is still the kind of place whose very name sends a tingle up my spine. There is something magical about the land of Pura Vida. It’s not the people. It’s not the food. What it is, is nature at its finest. This is the …

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Restaurant Latour

As tourists soar into the city, New Yorkers are working hard for the weekend. Some flock east to the Hamptons, and some jet north to Cape Cod. While that weekend beach getaway is idyllic and offers a sense of romanticism, an escape to the rural countryside of Sussex County New …

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A Renaissance at Kingsley.

 The Renaissance. A cultural movement that profoundly affected the intellect of Italy, Europe and eventually the world. Renaissance scholars embodied humanistic methods of study, searching for realism and human emotion through our experiences, and of course, artistic ability.  The Renaissance man sought to develop knowledge and skill of every kind. …

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Pink Pineapple Event Design

Our senses greatly influence how we perceive the world and how we remember our experiences. We are most affected and engaged when a variety of our senses are stimulated. Does it not make sense then, to have an Event Designer who not only understands this philosophy, but practices it? History …

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Trademark Burger

New York is full of restaurants, bars, and diners that offer everyone’s favorite treat. Since 1884, we all have been enjoying the hamburger. But, ask yourself a serious question. Was it delicious, was it worth the price? Do you now have a “burger hangover?!” It amazes me so much how …

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