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Wines Deep in the Heart of Texas from Becker & Fall Creek Vineyards

Becker Vineyards



It all began when the Becker family began searching for a log cabin to renovate for their Texas Hill Country getaway from their…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on March 30, 2020 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Top 10 Historic & Culinary Delights in New York's Dutchess County



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Planning a weekend trip to any destination can feel overwhelming especially when must-see…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on March 20, 2020 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Top 11 Places Where Joi de Vivre Abounds in Southern Quebec

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Added by Steve Mirsky on February 9, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Dazzling Display of Verdicchio by Italy's Garofoli Winery

Garofoli Winery, one of the oldest family-owned winemakers in Italy's Marche region, dates back to 1871 and still specializes in 100-percent single vineyard Verdicchio, a drier white varietal ranging from still to sparkling renowned for distinctive…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on January 1, 2020 at 8:21am — No Comments

In Southwest Florida, Alligator Bay's Authentic Local Rums

It all began when Alex Voss moved from Florida to Hawaii in the summer of 2012 to work on a landscaping project at a new Courtyard by Marriott on Maui. Hoping to experience the island beyond the duration of his assignment, Alex applied for a distillers apprenticeship on Craigslist at Haleakalā Distillers.…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on December 3, 2019 at 2:11pm — No Comments

The Best of Stowe, Vermont at Topnotch Resort

Northern Vermont's Stowe region embodies what comes to mind when envisioning a quintessential Green Mountain getaway. Beyond its renown as “ski capital of the east" surrounded by wide open meadows and working farms nestled among rolling mountains that rise up in every direction, this region is the epicenter…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on November 27, 2019 at 8:16am — No Comments

MGM Hotel Jump Starts the Future of Springfield, Massachusetts by Rejuvenating Its Past

The Industrial Revolution ended long ago in the United States, but remnants of its impact are still palpable. Once temples of commerce, many cities bustled with sprawling factories, grand theaters, turn of the century office towers, majestic hotels, and regal…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on September 27, 2019 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Top 11 Spots in Montreal's 'Golden Square Mile'



The name of Montreal's Golden Square Mile
(aka Le Mille Carré)…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on May 31, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Stagecoach Inn a Distinctive Piece of New York's Hudson Valley Heritage

New York State's Hudson Valley stretching north of New York City is filled with artisan food producers, bucolic scenery, and a wide array of historic inns and bed and breakfasts. One lesser known attraction is the region's horse racing heritage dating back to the…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on March 2, 2019 at 7:48am — No Comments

The Beach Plum Farm Cottage a Boutique Charmer in Cape May New Jersey

It all started in Cape May on the Jersey Shore when Curtis Bashaw, founder and managing partner of Cape Resorts, had his eye on a plot of land adjacent to Beach Plum Farm for building his dream home. Just two miles…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on January 23, 2019 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Chevy's 2019 Equinox Gets Me to Portland. Maine's Growing Artisan Food & Beverage Scene

The concept of taking a road trip sounds carefree and largely based on serendipity. But after rearranging your schedule and marking time on your calendar, the realization sets in that you need a planned itinerary and well equipped vehicle to get you to the most scenic routes and can't-miss…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on December 20, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments

Celebrating Georges Duboeuf's Pay d'Oc Wine Lineup

The Duboeuf family has been producing wine in the south of France for more than four centuries, but it wasn't until 1964 that Georges Duboeuf launched Les Vins Georges Duboeuf.

Duboeuf's perpetual quest for high quality…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on December 6, 2018 at 2:28am — No Comments

Philadelphia's Long Heritage of Public Markets & Food Halls Continues Growing

When visiting a city for a few days even as a dedicated well researched traveler, it's difficult to cover all the can't-miss attractions, let alone sample the wide crosscut of renowned food and beverage offerings. Markets and food halls provide a solution with an array of choices under one roof instead…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on November 30, 2018 at 8:06am — No Comments

The Willard Hotel's Rich Washington DC Heritage

Just two blocks from the White House and within walking distance to everything the nation's capital has to offer, it's easy to see why The Willard InterContinental in Washington DC is known as the "Residence of Presidents" and has remained an anchor in a town…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on November 10, 2018 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Eugene, Oregon's Inn at the 5th Perfect for Exploring Willamette Valley Wineries

Downtown Eugene, Oregon is decidedly more laid back and outdoorsy than much larger and more renowned Portland to the north. The University of Oregon's extensive in-town footprint and streets packed with local non-chain shopping make it a pedestrian haven. Strolling here especially on weekends during the warmer months…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on October 2, 2018 at 9:08am — No Comments

Experiencing the Caribbean Island of Nevis Through Artisan Dining and Locally Run Inns



Situated in the refreshing trade wind breezes of the Leeward Island chain in the West Indies, Nevis remains authentically Caribbean, eschewing the homogenization that has befallen so many other island destinations. This means absolutely no strip…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on September 1, 2018 at 11:09am — No Comments

At Hilton Boston Woburn, Local History & Spanish Cuisine Come Alive

Just ten miles north of downtown Boston, accessible by commuter rail, the Hilton Boston Woburn overlooks marshland in a rather unassuming part of town just off exit 36 on I-95, surrounded by…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on August 11, 2018 at 7:01pm — No Comments

An Edible Excursion in Virginia Through America's 'Historic Triangle'



Renowned as one of the United State's most signature historic destinations, America's Historic Triangle (Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown Virginia) is packed with opportunities for gaining a more informed insight into how the American…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on July 21, 2018 at 6:32am — No Comments

Rivers Casino and Resort Revitalizing Schenectady New York

In upstate New York, right near the state capital Albany, Schenectady has a long heritage of commerce and industry dating back to Dutch traders, and later when the Erie Canal and the city's strategic location at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers made it a thriving trade port. Evidence of this early…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on June 4, 2018 at 8:11am — No Comments

Paul Buisse Wines Shine a Spotlight on the Loire Valley's Touraine



A UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as France's third largest wine-producing region, The Loire Valley's Touraine appellation is defined by rivers, castles, châteaux,…

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Added by Steve Mirsky on May 19, 2018 at 7:57am — No Comments

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