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Photos Courtesy of Paul Shio I have had some pretty unforgettable experiences while staying in some of the world’s most gorgeous hotels, but having to attend a mandatory training session before tucking in for the night was completely new to me. But that is exactly what you have to do when you book a room
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Americans love craft beer. The nation is home to well over 6,200 craft breweries (and that number continues to grow), as well as thousands more beer bars and brewpubs. The sheer variety of quality beer on the market today can be overwhelming. We want to narrow down the field, and we need your help. Vote
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(credit: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara) Located a short 20-minute drive North from Downtown Santa Barbara, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a Mediterranean-inspired retreat set against a backdrop of golden beaches and lush mountains. Nestled in the Gaviota Coast, the resort spans 78 waterfront acres and features 358 guest rooms and suites, three salt-water
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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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