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Texas Hospitality: Massages, BBQ, Wine Tasting and the Kimber Modern


The next time you find yourself in Austin, Texas consider taking a day off from sightseeing or business and unwind courtesy of some Texas style Southern hospitality. Start your day off by driving outside of central Austin and heading toward the hills dotted with Texas wildflowers that comprise the Hill Country. milk + honey spa Your first stop is Bee Cave, Texas where you can treat your body at the… Read More

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Mountain Biking Excursion in Miami’s Key Biscayne


Key Biscayne is a narrow strip of small islands connected to the lower-downtown area of Miami via a large bridge known as the Rickenbacker.  The Rickenbacker causeway has become a Mecca for road biking enthusiasts due to it’s wide bike lanes and amazing views, and today I’m going to take you on a journey through both space and time as we uncover some hidden history that may soon be gone,… Read More

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A Cheese Cave, Wine Tasting and French Food in Baja


It might surprise you that the culinary delights in and around Ensenada reach far beyond their famous fish tacos and a Margarita at Hussong’s Cantina.  A trip to the oldest cheese cave in Latin America, wine tasting and the oldest French restaurant in Ensenada all add up to one surprisingly Perfect Day in Baja . Begin your gastronomic adventure by heading south of Ensenada on the Ojos Negros #3. It’s… Read More

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East Village Food Tour: Ahhh the Flavors!


The Lower East Side (L.E.S.) was once the stomping grounds for an 18th century melting pot of immigrants (Dutch, German, Jewish, Italian, Ukrainian, etc). Today many parts still remain true to this cultural heritage.  The neighborhoods beginnings, history, and gentrification are highlighted through an authentic tour of several dining establishments with City Food Tours. They graciously introduce tourists and New Yorkers alike to the many delicious gastronomic pleasures in the… Read More

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Sunday in Old Town La Quinta


La Quinta, locally known as “the gem of the desert,” is a friendly city on the east end of the Coachella Valley. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway to the desert, La Quinta’s picturesque Old Town has plenty of options to enjoy a perfect day in the Coachella Valley. Old Town La Quinta Farmers Market Start your relaxing Sunday at Old Town La Quinta’s Main Street, where the Certified Farmers Market hosts a delectable array of fresh… Read More

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Calistoga in Winter: All the Perks Without the Crowds


Calistoga, located at the north end of California’s beautiful and famous Napa Valley amidst hot springs and world class wineries, is always a popular destination in the summer and fall. But have you ever thought of going in the winter? There are good reasons to consider visiting this historic village (population 5200) in January, February, and March. Here are just a few of the many reasons: Fewer people, no lines,… Read More

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Estiatorio Milos & Knave: A 5 Star Evening in New York


There is something about having a drink or two in one of New York’s hotel bars that can make either an in-house guest or an off-the-street city resident, feel fabulous.   Off the clean and modern lines of Le Parker Meridien’s lobby is the setting of what resembles an aged gothic cathedral. Through the wrought iron gates, past the glowing table of prayer candles, below the giant wrought iron chandeliers, and… Read More

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Oahu Fun, Surfing and Beauty


  A Perfect Statue of a Hawaiian Legend There are few things that say Hawaii like a walk in Waikiki to pay homage to the statue of the surfing legend of Oahu, Duke Kahanamoku. His statue is located on Waikiki Beach on Kalakaua Avenue where many honor him by placing leis on his statue. To many he’s the most famous name in surfing — an Olympic champion, a Hollywood actor… Read More

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Oahu Fish Auction, Sub Ride and High Speed Sail


If you are traveling from the mainland to Oahu, your first morning in Hawaii will most likely be an early one. If you are traveling from the west coast 8am suddenly becomes 6am and if you are traveling from the east coast it will be 3am Hawaii time. Take advantage of your internal clock with an early morning visit to the Pier 38 Fish Auction. The Hawaii Fish Auction It’s… Read More

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