5 Amazing West Mexico Vacation Destinations

By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor   Dinner theater al fresco, adrenaline-pumping activities and luxe accommodations to-die-for For the throngs of people pondering where to go on vacation this year, Mexico may be a strong contender in your cache of options. If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to the U.S. National Travel & Tourism Office, in 2016 approximately 30 million U.S. citizens … Continue reading 5 Amazing West Mexico Vacation Destinations

Adventures in Japan: What Am I Eating Part III by Paul Rest

Adventures in Japan Part I and Adventures in Japan Part II Japan is a mix of stunning unforgettable natural beauty, and a seemingly lack of consciousness about the environment. A storybook looking factory of some kind situated in a lush green landscape unfolding before our eyes yet with an incinerator in the back belching black smoke. Driving on a scenic highway winding our way up … Continue reading Adventures in Japan: What Am I Eating Part III by Paul Rest

The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal & The Clever Root Named Official Media Partners for the World of Pinot Noir

Photo / WorldofPinotNoir.com The annual event is the industry’s marquee celebration of Pinot Noir and its acclaimed winemakers The much-anticipated annual global summit and celebration of Pinot Noir will be held at the Bacara Resort & Spa March 3-4 in Santa Barbara, California, and will feature nearly 200 wineries. ( Tickets )  “This is one of the premier wine events in the world, and it comes at … Continue reading The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal & The Clever Root Named Official Media Partners for the World of Pinot Noir

Introducing ‘Melissa’s Tea Room’

‘Melissa’s Tea Room’ – Italy’s Rustic, Traditional Hidden Gem; Owned by a Woman Who Embodies the Spirit of Riviera Culture Tucked away in the medieval Italian town of Liguria, ‘Melissa’s Tea Room & Cakes’ is a small and cozy oasis that not only oozes the smell of freshly-baked, traditional sweet treats, but also captures a snapshot of bygone Italian history and culture. It’s owned by … Continue reading Introducing ‘Melissa’s Tea Room’

Full steam ahead for river celebration by Andrew Spence

A 132-year-old paddleboat with a chequered history is being recommissioned next week as part of a steam celebration on Australia’s longest river, the Murray.  The bi-annual All Steamed Up Festival at Mannum, South Australia, is a celebration of boats, blacksmiths and engines to be held on November 19 and 20. Presented by the Mannum Dock Museum at Mannum, the restored PS Mayflower will be recommissioned … Continue reading Full steam ahead for river celebration by Andrew Spence

Adventures in Japan: “What am I eating?” Part 2 by Paul Rest

If you haven’t read Part I yet…here it is After five days, it seemed like the sky opened and it would not stop raining. At one point it rained so hard it soaked through my umbrella. Waiting for a cab (on the wrong side of the street) I realized I was getting soaked to my bones. When we arrived at my host’s restaurant I asked … Continue reading Adventures in Japan: “What am I eating?” Part 2 by Paul Rest

“Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

This year’s Hallowe’en celebrations in Derry and Strabane promise to be “Out of this World” when the City and District throws a party like no other as it celebrates 30 years of being spooktacular. The official “Best Hallowe’en Destination in the world” is gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme of events and activities for revellers of all ages to … Continue reading “Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane