Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country. Santa Barbara County may be the most fascinating wine region in California. The types of wineries range from urban to micro, boutique, and family-owned, with varying levels of output that can be as little as a few hundred cases
Reading Time: Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean with an area of 9,251 square kilometers. Situated at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean basin, the country lies at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Due to its geographical position, Cyprus's history is marked by turbulence and its
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
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
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.
Reading Time: There are only two places in the world that make me mourn inappropriately and twitch theatrically over their foods. First: Piedmont with its purist foodies who strive to conserve the most authentic expressions of the regional cuisine. Second: San Sebastián and its prideful nonchalance in the everyday fine-food affair.
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