• The Year of Gastronomy in Spain

    Could you say no to an all-expense-paid, week-long gastronomy tour of Spain? I couldn’t! And therein lies a story.

    I used to write a weekly column in the Saugerties Times. One in particular, on the Spanish dish, Paella, opened with a steamy paragraph about harvesting the reproductive organs of the autumn crocus for the principal spice. The initial reaction was shocked at the seemingly off-color writing, but I was just having fun and pulled it off without crossing any lines or offending any sensibilities. It was a reminder that eating is a sensuous experience, and my readers (and my

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  • A Hong Kong – Singapore Travel Christmas Bubble!

    LANDMARK CHRISTMAS MARKET

    A European Festive Retail Experience in the Heart of Central

    Hong Kong – LANDMARK is bringing a festive pop-up shopping experience reminiscent of the cinnamon-scented and yule-spirited Christmas markets that populate the streets of Europe at this time of year. Shoppers can experience Christmas Market at LANDMARK, located on the third floor of LANDMARK ATRIUM, transformed into a veritable Santa’s grotto full of seasonal atmosphere and festive cheer, from 2nd November to 31st December, providing the opportunity to experience this beloved tradition without having to fly to Europe.

    LMO Freshly Baked by Richard Ekkebus
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  • The Best French Cheese & Wine Combined

    Ratafia de la champagne, an unusual liqueur, and Epoisses de Bourgogne – the king of all French cheeses

    Reims, France – On a recent trip to Reims in the Champagne district of France, I tasted the local Vin de liqueur for the first time. It was a sweet, but not cloyingly sweet, a mouthful of the essence of a sunny afternoon in the French countryside. As I swallowed, I imagined the liqueur served with the strong local cheese, epoisses, and a good crusty Parisian baguette. In other words, it made me think of perfection.

    Vineyard landscape, Montagne de Reims,
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  • 11 Best Airbnbs in Atlanta, GA

    11 of The Best Airbnb Deals in Atlanta, GA

    The place you choose to call home in Atlanta can make or break your holiday. Picking the best options will certainly keep bad days at bay. You can opt to frequently change accommodations or stick to the homiest find throughout your trip. Choosing your home away from home has never been as convenient. Without a doubt, Airbnbs are wonderful game-changers in the realm of accommodation.

    The key to picking the best place to stay in the familiarity of the area and knowing the crop’s creams. To narrow down your search,

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  • DOT lauds Ibagiw 2020, Baguio’s Creative City Festival

    Manila, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) commends the City Government of Baguio, Baguio Arts and Crafts Collective, Inc., UP Baguio, DOT-CAR, and the city government for the successful launch of Ibagiw 2020. The third edition of the month-long creative festival kicked off with a grand opening on November 6, 2020, at the Baguio Convention Center and was also live-streamed on Facebook.

    Ibagiw Festival in Baguio City

    “DOT supports events like Ibagiw because it helps revive tourism and supports economic recovery. More importantly, it brings back jobs and gives hope to the artisans and craftsmen who help make

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