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Saperavi: Georgia’s Flagship Red Wine Grape

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Reading Time: Exploring Georgia through the Vines While several countries  may have evidence for being the birthplace of grape wine, Georgia is the most outspoken about it. Some historians and linguists believe that “gvino/ღვინო”, the Georgian word for wine, is the precursor of vino, vin, wein, and wine. Scientists have found residue of wine in clay…

Trendsetter: Sarah Abbott, Master of Wine

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Reading Time: Sarah Abbott is a Master of Wine who comes from a food-loving family. After working in the IT software industry for several years, she decided to change her career trajectory and immerse in wine in 1996. Her first foray into wine was as a sales and marketing representative at an importing company of…

The Original Zinfandel from Croatia

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Reading Time: Zinfandel is originally from Croatia and it is known locally as Crljenak Kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee) and Tribidrag (pronounce Trih-bee-drahg). It is also the parent of Croatia’s flagship red grape, Plavac Mali. Some people in the USA may be familiar with Zlatan Otok as about five years ago, Gary Vaynerchuk tasted a Zlatan Otok Plavac Mali Barrique on his…

Reflection: Long-Term Travel And The Journey to Becoming Location Independent

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Reading Time: In December 2015, Matt and I concluded our first circuit of travel and flew back to Singapore, where I had two months to catch up with family and friends. During meetups, some questions kept popping up in conversations, and then there were other questions too that had never crossed my mind. I’ll always appreciate the people…

San Sebastian Pintxo Food Guide

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(Reading Time: ) There are only two places in the world that make me mourn inappropriately and twitch theatrically over their foods. First: Piedmont with her purist foodies who strive to conserve the most authentic expressions of her regional cuisine. Second: San Sebastián and her prideful nonchalance in everyday fine-food affair. As the title suggests,…

10 Reasons Why Travelers are Better Equipped for the Professional Life

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Reading Time: “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you–it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body.” Anthony Bourdain   Resumes rarely feature a person’s travel experience and…

Why Do You Want To Travel?

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Reading Time: When I read the article about Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger who left their advertising jobs and now fund their world travels by cleaning toilets, I asked Matt, “Why do you want to travel?” While I believe that travel can be inherently valuable—and I admire the couple’s determination and fortitude—I wouldn’t make the same choice and…

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