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Do You Sushi?

Do you sushi? If you do, you’re not alone in your enjoyment of raw fish in its many permutations. Sarah Jessica Parker does sushi, so do Tom Cruise, Madonna, Elvis Costello, and a legion of Americans. Sushi hit our shores during the 1970s, and it has been estimated that there are many thousands of sushi restaurants in the United States. Some years ago, cookbook author Julia Moskin called Japanese “the new French.” Americans now easily discuss memorable meals using terms like hamachi and buri toro as they once talked about boeuf bordelaise and coq au vin. Though it’s generally...

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Catalina’s Premier Hotel Atwater

The newly renovated three story Hotel Atwater on Catalina Island is now one of the island’s premier lodging destinations. Owned by the Catalina Island Company, they spent 18 months completely restoring the hotel’s nostalgia and historic past. Built in the 1920’s by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., the hotel’s namesake Helen Atwater Wrigley, loved three things about Catalina Island: fresh flowers, the beautiful ocean views and a glass of champagne every evening before bed. The Catalina Island Company are honoring this stylish woman by offering her favorites to guests. Some guest rooms have ocean views, a split of Napa Sparkling...

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Celebrating Wine All Year Long

Though the calendar says that summer ends with Labor Day, I continue to celebrate and enjoy wines I discovered in spring and summer. One of my  discoveries was a delicious, environmentally-friendly and premium-quality wine by Archer Roose—and it comes in a can! Not only do I enjoy drinking this sustainable wine, I love that it is earth-friendly. With 70% of wine bottles ending in landfills because they’re so difficult to recycle, the Archer Roose recycled aluminum single-serving canned wine eliminates the wasteful act of throwing out half-empty wine bottles–leading to a 60% lower carbon footprint. Archer Roose also produces Sauvignon...

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Agatha Christie’s English Riviera

On the south coast of Devon, in that part of Britain known as the English Riviera, stands the picturesque town of Torquay, a stylish resort with a bustling waterfront and a scenic palm-lined promenade. Human history here goes back half a million years, as evidenced by the startling discoveries of prehistoric tools and other remains found in Kent’s Cavern. And though records of settled human occupation date back to the 11th century, Torquay didn’t become a winter health resort for another 800 years. Princess Victoria (who later became Queen Victoria) visited Torquay in 1890, enhancing the town’s reputation as...

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Embark on a Wellness Journey at Hilton Head Health

They come for a variety of reasons. Many hope to get in better physical shape; others want to learn how to eat more nutritiously. Then there are those who wish to de-stress and recharge their batteries. They are women and men, mothers and fathers, who over the years have put their health on hold to achieve professional or academic success, provide and tend to the needs of their families and care for aging parents. The one common thread among all, however, is the desire to focus solely on themselves, far from the distractions and demands of their everyday lives....

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A Travel Guide: Navigating South America’s Bucket List Destinations

It’s no surprise the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu are two of the most sought-after destinations in South America.  The thrill to experience these fascinating travel hot-spots are on many a person’s bucket-list, and if you aren’t likely to take another trip to South America, combining the destinations into one trip makes a lot of sense as they are relatively close to one another on the western side of South America. Expertly led by the travel advisors at Voyagers Travel I soon realized how their knowledge of all things Latin America became invaluable throughout my “sensory-overloaded” two weeks of...

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AmaWaterways Launches 2020 Itineraries in Europe, Asia and Africa

  AmaWaterways will debut 24th Ship, AmaSiena and feature unique itineraries and new land extensions Following a record-breaking 2019, award-winning luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways has launched its 2020 Europe, Asia & Africa Extensive Brochure. The company will debut another new ship, AmaSiena, along with the addition of unique itineraries and new land extensions – including an itinerary specifically curated for the revolutionary AmaMagna. “We are always looking to innovate and add new offerings and experiences to surpass the expectations of our guests, and 2020 will be yet another amazing year,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “With a new...

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The Hidden Charm of Clifden, Ireland’s Countryside

Clifden is a coastal town nestled in the rugged cliffs of Connemara, Country Galloway on the west coast of Ireland. The town rests along the vast Owenglin River flowing straight into Clifden bay. The misty, sea air blankets Clifden’s lush greenery sprawling across the rural landscape home to approximately 2,000 people. A town so full of wonder, my family’s decades of traveling to this hidden gem speaks to its timeless appeal.  Clifden was originally inhabited primarily by fishermen and farmers. However, in the past few decades the town has become much more cosmopolitan while still sustaining its rich Celtic...

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Wooing Clients: The 7 Best London Hotels for Luxury

When looking to woo prospective clients or reaffirm your relationship with current ones, knowing the best London hotels for luxury will have them living large. First impressions are very important, especially when running a business. You always want to give your potential or current client a taste of what they can expect by working with you and your company. When looking to woo prospective clients or reaffirm your relationship with current ones, knowing the best London hotels for luxury will have them living large. Keep reading for a list of the best London hotels to hold your next business...

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Haunted Ozarks at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs

The mountainous, quirky little town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas is full of surprises, but one of the most startling is the presence of supernatural visitors. Eureka Springs is home to one of the most haunted hotels in the United States: The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. I personally find ghosts and their stories endlessly fascinating, so I knew I would have to go by and see the hotel for myself. The Crescent has a long and unique history. Originally built in 1886 as a luxury resort for wealthy and famous guests, it quickly became too much to manage and...

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Indulge in Your Moroccan Fantasy: Take a Trip to Jaimas Madu Luxury Camp

Interested in disconnecting yourself from society and taking a luxurious trip unlike any other? Consider traveling outside of Marrakech, Morocco to a remote destination in the heart of the Sahara Desert. In the middle of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, there is a hotel that sits among the rolling dunes of the Sahara Desert. Located 300 miles from the center of Marrakech Morocco, Jaimas Madu Luxury Camp is a hidden gem you’ll find after an hour’s camel ride from the start of the desert. This past winter, I was lucky enough to indulge my Moroccan fantasy and spend a day and...

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Pali Wine Tasting Room in Santa Barbara

Walking along The Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara into the Funk Zone, you soon come upon 10 blocks filled with an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Converted warehouses are decked out as wine tasting rooms for local wineries in the Santa Barbara County and Central California. We stopped inside the Pali Wine Co., which is located just two blocks from the ocean and Santa Barbara train station.   Once inside, we selected two tasting flights of five wines each, the Pali Wine Taste and Tower 15. Tim Perr and Scott Knight co-founded Pali Wine...

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