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

Kauai For Romantics, Foodies and Beach Lovers

The Island of Kauai is often thought of as extremely wet. True it does have one of the wettest spots on earth called Mt. Waialeale, receiving over 400 inches a year, but that is not the entire truth of Kauai. Almost round in shape, Kauai has distinct weather variations on this 522 square mile island. The famous Poipu area is to the South and has glorious beach days most of the year. Kekaha, once a thriving sugar cane town and mill has very hot, dry weather. It is generally inhabited by locals as there are no support services, not even a gas station. Lihue, Wailua  and Kapaa to the east side are where most of the population live and gets onshore winds in the afternoon and the further you go inland, you will find rain and the famous, navigable, Wailua [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:48+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Hawaii|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hummus From The Eclectic Wines and Tasting Room of TeSoAria

TeSóAria first came on my radar as a tasting room in North Portland, Oregon serving a vegan menu on Thursdays to pair with their wine. Not a traditional tasting room, they have a talented and versatile chef, Max Germano who also bakes breads. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:49+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: Appetizer, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Oregon, Portland, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , |2 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

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

Florida Keys Cuisine: Key West & Grouper Fritters

  What’s not to love about Key West's palm-lined streets and fish that is fresh enough to draw any committed culinary traveler? Not to mention yummy tropical inspired drinks and beach culture with a laid-back vibe. . . Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, a few celebrated pirates and many others lost their hearts to Key West. Here within the distinct mixture of cultures and seafood scene, vibrant sidewalk cafes lure in passersby while live music and hopping bars are the perfect places to watch the sun drop into the Gulf of Mexico. Right click the image open the link in a new tab The Florida Keys is home to five districts, each with their own charm. The southern-most paradise, Key West, is just miles from Cuba and is home to an enviably temperate climate and a delicious array of [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Florida, Key West, Main Course, Recipes, United States|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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

Tudor Hall Restaurant At King George Hotel Athens

Tudor Hall Main Dining Room “Look at that view !” is the first thing most people exclaim when looking out from the balcony of the Tudor Hall Restaurant. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Athens, Europe, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Greece, Restaurants, Savor|0 Comments