Month: May 2022

Everyone knows about York’s Roman and Viking history, but not so many people realise it has a wealth of luxury boutique accommodation and a thriving cultural scene, with cool neighbourhoods full of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as countless museums, theatres and attractions. York is an ideal size for exploring on foot, and
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Dubrovnik’s greatest museum is arguably the city itself – a living, breathing, labyrinthine slab of more than a thousand years of history, enclosed within some of the most stunningly well-preserved medieval fortifications anywhere on the Mediterranean. However Dubrovnik also has several excellent museums, which are well worth visiting in their own right – ranging from
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Editor’s Note — Editor’s note: “Julia” tells the story of legendary cookbook author and television superstar Julia Child, who revolutionized home cooking in the US. The CNN Film premieres on Monday, May 30, at 8 p.m. ET. (CNN) — The roots of French cooking run deep. The foundations of the country’s culinary empire were laid
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It takes a lot of a chutzpah to cold call Ford Motor F Company and ask them to be your sustainability partner. But Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers, and affectionately known as the ‘Queen of Sustainability’, has never been known for timidness. In 2014, supported by her team, she challenged the 1800 winegrowers
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Reykjavik’s most common bird, the joke goes, is the building crane. Construction projects are everywhere, transforming Reykjavik from an oversized fishing village to an international city with all its complications. To first-time visitors, the capital tends to be warmer than expected (winters are like New York) and spread over a wider area (twice the size
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Once known only for its powerhouse Pinot Noir, the state’s Chardonnays are rising stars. The Eola Amity Hills AVA boasts about 30 wineries and more than 100 vineyards, many of the focused on small production and sustainability. The AVA is defined by its marine-inflected breezes and so named after an Aeolian, or wind harp. Vinifera
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No other city in the world straddles two continents; nowhere else has been the capital of two empires. This vibrant metropolis of 15 million people, sprawling across the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus Strait, is unique. Founded by the Greeks, later capital of the Christian Byzantine Empire, Istanbul blossomed anew at the heart
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Although Bend is the heart of Oregon’s high desert country, its arteries stretch out to neighboring hamlets. Take a 30- to 45-minute drive in almost any direction, and you’ll arrive at another quaint, unique and worthwhile township, just waiting to be explored. Wild West throwbacks, up-and-coming cosmopolitan townships and charming hole-in-the-wall one-horse towns pop up
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The AVA’s motto is “down to earth,” which reflects both people and place. Yamill-Carlton AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley was the final destination for many pioneers of the early Oregon Trail. But it’s a good first stop for people wanting to discover the state’s Chardonnays. Located in the northern Willamette Valley and bisected by the
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