With spring in full swing and summertime in our collective sightline, I am pretty sure we’re all chomping at the bit for some time off to relax and renew. Since we're ready to go let's settle in and make plans now.…
Looking for some high seas adventure with a decidedly gourmet food and wine focus? Then check out the Schooner Stephen Taber for a uniquely tactile and visual experience. This gorgeous century-old tall ship takes you from Rockland, Maine on a stunning tour of the untouched islands of Maine’s rocky coast. Think lush green inlets and islands, lighthouses, old farmhouses,…
Pachamanca is more than just a cooking method; it is a spiritual
offerring. Pachamanca comes from the Incan traditions of the Andean
region of Peru. The word comes from the Quencha language, meaning
earth (pacha) and pot (manca).
Pachamanca meals are roasted in the earth. A hole is dug and the meat
and vegetables are placed into this hole dug into the earth. Hot
stones are then placed on top of the food. The hole is covered up and
sealed completeley for… Continue
A couple of nights ago I got to join a group for a little soirée like quite a few I've attended in some of the glammer circles of South Beach. The venue was a line of ten sleek white cabanas facing the ocean, stocked with bubbly, shrimp and crab legs, decadent desserts, and lots of Ketel One. A DJ spun global lounge sounds, and between sips, noshes, and gazes out at the busy beach and the ships in the distance we all happily dished about the latest doings in South Florida and… Continue
Shopaholics flock to London like fashionistas to a sample sale, and with good reason. A patchwork metropolis, London has everything from trendy flea-markets in the East to achingly cool designer outlets in Kensington and beyond.
And as every shopaholic knows, finding the perfect hotel can make or break the spree. This is TI’s pick of the best hotels for shopping in London: perfectly located near the capital’s retail meccas, with a… Continue
London has a reputation as being one of the most expensive cities on the planet, but with a little insider know-how tracking down a great value, stylish hotel needn't be a chore. Here's my pick of the best luxury hotels in London, all of which have rooms that regularly dip below £120 per night.
Radisson Edwardian Berkshire: rooms from £90 per night
One little known contribution to architecture made by India are called
stepwells. These architectural wonders are built deep into the
ground. With fluctuating rain in the desert communities of Rajasthan
and Gujarat, these were built as far back as 600 A.D. to conserve the
water for the community. The construction of these stepwells are
unique to other wells and tanks in that you have direct access to the
water, without having to send a bucket or other vessel down… Continue
Added by Mireille Roc on June 5, 2010 at 10:35am —
Summer always inspires me to pack a picnic basket which actually turns out to be a big heavy ugly cooler and either head to a wide open meadow under a towering shade tree or to the breezy salt kissed beach. Barefootin’ it with your shorts and tank top, you want something as fun and fancy free as the flip flops you just carelessly kicked off.
Discount hotels Singapore invites you to a round-the-clock feast that celebrates a perennial romance with the aromas, appeal and the aesthetic tastes of Singapore. With a mind-boggling, multi-cultural and mesmerizing range of restaurants, hotels, cuisines, eateries and cafes, Singapore opens out another fascinating aspect of eating down by the riverside. Visitors staying in…
The largest of the three major U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, making it the perfect choice for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or a breathtaking scuba diving trip.
With a tropical climate and endless white sand beaches, the weather forecast for St. Croix is frequently given as “88 degrees, mostly sunny, 10% chance of rain.” Cited as the most cosmopolitan of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St.… Continue
Added by Connie Motz on June 2, 2010 at 3:20pm —
This past week was extra special deep in the rainforest of Belize about an hour south of Punta Gorda. Underneath its gigantic namesake tree nestled between the Moho River and lush rain forest, the Cotton Tree Lodge hosted Chocolate Week along with the… Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on May 27, 2010 at 9:30pm —
There are plenty of places in London to get a traditional afternoon tea, and lord knows I've sampled enough of them. From the elegant surrounds of Brown's in Mayfair to the grandest dame of the all, The Ritz, if you're after scones and strawberry jam, Victoria sponge cake and Earl Grey, there's no shortage of places to try.
If however, you fancy something a little different, you could do a lot worse than give one of the capital's modern… Continue