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The Travel Corporation: Making Travel Matter

The Travel Corporation is Earth-Friendly Year Round Earth Day may be over, but some conscientious companies follow earth-friendly policies year round. Travel Corporation’s non-profit foundation, The TreadRight Foundation, celebrated the earth when they recently announced that single-use plastic water bottles will no longer be available on TTC brands’ trips. This includes Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Costsaver, Brendan Vacations, Contiki, AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys. This announcement marked an important next step in a policy aimed at eliminating all non-essential single-use plastics across our all Travel Corporation operations by 2022, said Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, TTC and founder of...

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Top Three Kitchen Advancements for Today’s Technicurean Home Chefs

The latest advances in home kitchen design and technology Today’s home chefs are smart and sophisticated. They want the latest tools to simplify their lives and make their culinary dreams a reality. This year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, North America’s premier industry event, highlighted the top kitchen design innovations, including smart technology that helps the modern home chef achieve professional-level results in their own kitchen. Other top themes included sustainability and ways integrated technology can improve food and drink preservation, plus overall wellness. Here’s what we learned: 1) Smarter appliances offer restaurant-worthy results All that practice and preparation...

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A Chance to Push Pause

  Relaxing, unwinding and slowing down are keys to an enjoyable vacation for many travelers. For your next break from everyday life, consider these New Mexico locations that provide tranquility to visitors seeking to put their minds and bodies at ease. Find more information and potential travel destinations at newmexico.org. SOURCE: New Mexico...

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Luxury Footwear Celebs Love to Flaunt on Social Media

When it comes to luxury footwear, no one does it better than the celebs. As any stylist will tell you, shoes can make or break a look, which is why nailing your choice of kicks is so important. Celebrities choose their shoes based on two key components: personal style and current trends. This strategy is ideal for all of us, as it allows you to look good among the crowd while still showcasing your unique taste in fashion. Comfort is another component that matters. While every fashionista loves a good pair of six-inch heels, they’re not exactly ideal for...

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5 Digital Diet Solutions for New Year Slimdown Success

With the 2019 CES show having debuted multiple diet-focused consumer technologies, including devices that analyze the gases in people’s breath to uncover what diet improvements would be helpful for them, there is much ado about progressive digital solutions fostering slimdown success this New Year and beyond. With that in mind, here’s a roundup of five savvy tech solutions poised to help us shed those stubborn, unwanted pounds easier, more effectively and more sustainably for the long-term: 1. Lumen and FoodMarble Showcased at this year’s CES show, both are pocket-sized devices that users blow into. They pair with smartphone apps that tell people things like how well they are digesting food or burning calories. The firm behind Lumen states that their device provides a way for people to monitor their metabolisms. The device also has the capability of determining if the user is burning carbs or fats. Meanwhile, FoodMarble measures hydrogen levels in an attempt to make deductions about a person’s digestive health. The thought is that the device can be to help people avoid foods that cause bloating, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms. 2. TRAQ Smart Shoes Here’s some killer wearable technology for fitness-minded folks. TRAQ, Alegria’s first smart shoe, is the world’s first comfort smart shoes with built-in pedometer plus a personalized app community. The designs are made for walking, working and leisure, simultaneously allowing you to accurately count...

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Ultimate Andrea Bocelli Experience

Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli has often been described as having the most beautiful voice in the world. Bocelli is currently on tour promoting his latest album Si. His tour will end at the Teatro del Silenzio (Theater of Silence) in Lajatico – Tuscany on July 25, 2019. Following this final performance, he’s opening up his home after the show to a handful of exclusive guests! Seating is limited, so please find details of the experience below and be sure to book your reservation early…this VIP luxury travel experience will not last. Andrea Bocelli Experience Teatro del Silenzio...

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WÜSTHOF A Cut Above

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham is a symbolic ritual that signifies a celebration is underway. As I started formulating my plans for the holiday season, the majority of my lists revolve around food, cocktails and desserts. Once the menus are established, I move on to tableware, accessories and the like. My mind wanders and I reflect back to holidays past. In my family, we’re all very particular as to the specific knife used for the bird or dessert pie. We still laugh about my grandma using the long serrated bread knife to reach across the table to...

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Arrival of 35-foot Fraser fir signals the start of Christmas at Biltmore

A towering 35-foot Fraser fir tree arrived at America’s Largest Home this week, the finishing touch after weeks of decorating Biltmore House for the holidays. Christmas at Biltmore, the estate’s annual holiday celebration, formally begins Saturday, Nov. 3 and runs through Jan. 6, 2019. The 35-foot Banquet Hall tree is Christmas at Biltmore’s star attraction each year. Santa rode aboard a horse-drawn carriage to usher the tree to the front door of Biltmore House. It took more than 40 staff members to hoist the tree onto their shoulders and carry it into the Banquet Hall, where a system of ropes secured the tree in place....

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Britain makes acquaintance with Korean tradition of ‘Temple Food’

The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism will hold various events to introduce temple food, which is rooted in Korean traditional culture, from October 22 through 26 at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the Korean Embassy), the Korean Cultural Centre UK, and Le Cordon Bleu in London. Kim Ji-young, the Head Chef of Balwoo Gongyang, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in Korea for 2017-2018, will host the three-day event.   Korean temple food categorically bans the consumption of all meat and animal by-products, but what is less known is that it also shuns the use of five...

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Honolulu Cookie Company: Unexpected Hawaiian Treat

Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a Hawaiian beach. A cold pineapple cocktail in hand, the smell of the ocean rolling off the waves, the sound of a luau off in the distance. You shuffle your feet and feel the sand between your toes and you’re nibbling on…cookies. Cookies? Yes, scrumptious shortbread cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Company. Impressing my palate doesn’t happen too often. Savory is more my style, so something sweet falls down on my list of edibles. When I do look for a dessert it’s not chocolate I crave, but something along the line of...

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Bring Tuscany to the Table, Simple, Flavorful Recipes for Fall Entertaining

Take time this fall to slow down and experience the pure delight of great-tasting food with family and friends. Savoring the moment is at the heart of Tuscan-inspired entertaining, where everyone has a seat at the table to enjoy simple and delicious dishes that boast authentic flavor and incorporate quality ingredients. With a passion for the simplicity of Italian food and homemade Tuscan cooking, Italian-American chef Laura Vitale, host of “Laura in the Kitchen,” traveled to the small town of Lucca, Italy, where she reconnected with a region rooted in heritage, experienced rich traditions and embraced “The Tuscan Way” in crafting...

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First Ruby Chocolate for Chocolatiers and Pastry Chefs, in Hong Kong

Ruby, the fourth chocolate category, becomes available for artisan chocolatiers and chefs. Callebaut Finest Belgian Chocolate ruby ‘RB1’ — the first ruby chocolate produced in Belgium by the Callebaut chocolate makers – will be officially available in Hong Kong this September. To celebrate the launch, RB1 was proudly presented at an exclusive showcase today with illustrious chefs for a handful of chocolatiers in Hong Kong. Ruby RB1: unlearn everything you knew about chocolate Less than a year after it was first revealed in Shanghai, ruby chocolate will become available to chocolatiers and chefs in Hong Kong as ‘RB1’ by Callebaut. RB1 offers them a new platform through which...

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