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Disney California Adventure Park’s Pixar Pier — Photo courtesy of Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort As a southern California resident and parent of a Disney-loving tween, I’ve spent my fair share of days at Anaheim’s Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.  Yet, regardless of how often we visit, we inevitably discover something new and noteworthy due
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In the beginning, there was camping. Granted, our earliest ancestors just called it life, but as creature comforts have increased throughout history, the number of humans suited for such activity has declined. Rapidly. Then came glamping, the high-end version wherein plush queen-sized beds laden with downy comforters, A/C and space heaters – even entire sitting
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South Africa’s Western Cape is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wine and is home to more than 800 wine estates. Franschhoek is South Africa’s culinary capital and a top oenophile destination that rivals Bordeaux, Tuscany and the Napa Valley. There you’ll find La Residence,  Franschhoek’s finest abode, bar none,  heralded for its
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It’s year 18 for the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, a five-day fest with more than 100 food and drink events across Miami. Stars of the culinary world – José Andrés, Michael Symon, Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Giada De Laurentiis, Andrew Zimmern, Bobby Flay, and many more – head to the Magic
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About Amber Gibson Amber Gibson spends 350 nights a year in hotels searching for the latest and greatest in the travel industry. Her writing and photographs have appeared in print, online, and on the radio for outlets including Forbes, National Geographic Traveler, Departures, Four Seasons Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, NPR, Saveur, Departures, Rhapsody, Hemispheres, American Way, Private Air, and Serious
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A vineyard in Moldova — Photo courtesy of iStock / niromaks Moldova is far from most traveler’s circuits, and oenophiles are missing out. Bordered by Ukraine and Romania, this country the size of Maryland is among the top 20 global wine exporters. Holding more vines per capita than any other country, Moldova is serious about
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LisaDiederichPhotography/CIVANA With wellness still a major travel trend for 2019, where better to head for that next health-focused retreat than the other-worldly Sonoran Desert. Located just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona the eco-chic CIVANA (one of the largest destination wellness retreats in the country) offers the perfect place to disconnect. Set in beautiful grounds dotted with
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The Cape/Thompson Hotels Whether its ritzy Los Cabos, artsy San José del Cabo or laid-back bohemian enclave Todos Santos that appeals, Mexico’s Baja California Sur is the perfect destination for those in search of a quick and easy getaway. The sunshine and spectacular beaches here have attracted travelers for decades; today style-conscious types are drawn
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