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Chronological / Wines & Spirits

Oh, You Brut!

“Come quickly, I am tasting stars.” The astounded Benedictine monk, a fellow by the name of Dom Perignon, took another sip of the frothy wine and repeated in awe, “I am tasting stars…”

Vietnam’s Sofitel Palace Hotel in Dalat is Magnifique
Asia / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Vietnam’s Sofitel Palace Hotel in Dalat is Magnifique

On the 30-minute up-hill drive from the airport into the city of Dalat, we passed green fields and evergreen forests before we saw the magnifique Sofitel Palace Hotel with a view of Lake Xuan Huong.

Welcome Home to the Hong Kong Peninsula
Asia / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Welcome Home to the Hong Kong Peninsula

“Welcome Home!” said the bellhop when he delivered my luggage to my Harbor View Suite in the Hong Kong Peninsula.

Chronological / Wines & Spirits / Writers' Tips

Ten Wine Snob "No-No’s"

If you’ve ever been left speechless by a posturing wine snob, terrorized by an imperious sommelier, or turned off by the enological pontification of a wine critic, then here is your answer: join them!

The Dive-Crowd’s Best-Kept Secret in Honduras
Caribbean / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

The Dive-Crowd’s Best-Kept Secret in Honduras

There is an island in the western Caribbean that has long been a secret of the dive crowd…Roatan Island, the largest of the Honduran Bay Islands…

Four-Star Style in Honduras’ Pass-Through City of San Pedro Sula
Central & South America / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts

Four-Star Style in Honduras’ Pass-Through City of San Pedro Sula

The four-star Crowne Plaza is a modern high-rise conveniently set between Downtown and the Circunvalación ring road, just 25 minutes from the international airport.

Road to Mandalay
Asia / Chronological / Cruises / Destinations

Road to Mandalay

We arrived in Yangon, and our first impression was a positive one. The streets of the city are lined with trees and it is very quiet honking ones car horn is not allowed in the city center.

Red Bridge Cooking School
Asia / Chronological / Food

Red Bridge Cooking School

While many places offer cooking lessons, I had heard that the Red Bridge Cooking School had gotten rave reviews. . . and now I know why.

Snapshots Of Spain: Places And People
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Snapshots Of Spain: Places And People

It is difficult to capture a society as rich in cultural diversity as modern Spain in a few photographs.