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The Corinthian Riviera: Loutraki Greece

West of Athens is the Corinthian Gulf; a huge body of water that has seen warships and merchants ply it’s waters for centuries. The gulf is simply beautiful with plenty to offer from it’s beaches to the mountains and verdant forests. Ringed by small to mid-size villages and cities, and known as the Corinthian Riviera, this is the Greece that’s missed by most visitors. You owe it to yourself to do some exploring. I would recommend a rental car so you can do the entire Gulf. It’s about a 1 hour drive from Athens to Loutraki our starting point. I’ve made a list of my favorite places to visit for off-the -beaten-path discoveries. Keep in mind this is an overview, as I only had at most 24 hours at each municipality. So no spoiler alerts here, you get to dig [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:48+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Destinations, Greece, Loutraki|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Gastronomic Getaway At The Palace Hotel Tokyo

Crown restaurant offers stunning views in a fine dining atmosphere. Culinary travel is and has been very important for many travelers who want to experience every facet of foreign cultures. Local food and drink is the connection that every traveler can relate to, it brings us closer together as people in ways that just observing can’t accomplish. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:49+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Asia, Featured, Japan, See and Do, Tokyo|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Celebrate Summer With Freixenet Cava Sparkling Wine

If you love sparkling wine from the Catalonia region of Spain, you are in luck. Freixenet has given us a sneak preview of their newest Summer cocktail recipes. Not just for holidays, Cava is a refreshing way to make any occasion special.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:49+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Featured, Sip|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Buttercrunch Toffee Recipe

For #Worldchocolateday here’s a delicious recipe for that sweet tooth of yours. Yes it has chocolate, almonds, butter, sugar and for an bit more decadence some Fleur De Gris French salt, So don’t let me bore you any longer, here we go. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:49+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Featured, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Copper River Salmon With Brown Sugar And Fleur Des Gris Glaze

May and June signal the start of summer in the Pacific Northwest. It also is the time when the Copper River Salmon begin their run in their namesake river.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Main Course, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Freixenet Cava – Sparkling Wine Catalonia Style

Freixenet Cava is the result of the Ferrer family and the Sala family coming together via marriage more than 100 years ago.  The premier producer of Cava in the world, Freixenet brings high end taste and sophistication with an affordable price point that is perfect for any occasion. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Categories: Catalonia, Europe, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Spain, Tours|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

24 Hours In Basel Switzerland

Before departing on our Amawaterways Rhine river cruise, we had a little bit of time in Basel. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Categories: Basel, Destinations, Featured, Switzerland|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Crispy Neufchatel Maitake Mushroom Duxelle Egg Rolls With Blue Lump Crab

Chef Ivan Flowers has done it again with this recipe, It hits all the right notes, with the creaminess of the Neufchatel, umami of the mushrooms and touch of sweet from the crab. Oh and the crispy rolls just set this whole recipe off. Let’s make it, and thank you Chef Flowers.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Categories: Appetizer, Chefs, Recipes, Savor|1 Comment

Why You Should Book That River Cruise Now

Historically, the luxury river cruise industry has been very strict with booking windows, on board credit and you were pretty much on your own regarding airfare. This year has seen deals that you really have to check out.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Categories: Cruises, Europe, Featured, Portugal|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Portiani Hotel Milos Greece Offers Outstanding Value

The Greek Island of Milos has one of the most beautiful protected harbors in all of Greece. The horseshoe shaped Adamas harbor is ringed with restaurants, coffee shops and a beautiful marina.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Featured, Greece, Hotels, Milos, Stay|Tags: , , |0 Comments