Month: May 2022

Everyone knows about York’s Roman and Viking history, but not so many people realise it has a wealth of luxury boutique accommodation and a thriving cultural scene, with cool neighbourhoods full of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as countless museums, theatres and attractions. York is an ideal size for exploring on foot, and
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Som tam, or green papaya salad, is the most-consumed dish throughout the Isaan region in Thailand. Papayas were brought to Thailand from the Americas in the late 1700s and are now an essential part of the local diet. Vlogger (and author of our new Thailand From the Source book) Mark Wiens travelled to Ratchathani to
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🎥 Ultimate Fried Chicken Tour in Hat Yai: https://youtu.be/lneXBB1Avm8 🏠 Rungfah Farm: https://www.facebook.com/rungfahfarmstay/ Welcome to the stunning Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani, Thailand! I had the chance to hang out with P’You from Rungfah Farm: https://www.facebook.com/rungfahfarmstay/. His property backs up to the mountains and the lush green rainforest, it’s pristine. And the best
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Once known only for its powerhouse Pinot Noir, the state’s Chardonnays are rising stars. The Eola Amity Hills AVA boasts about 30 wineries and more than 100 vineyards, many of the focused on small production and sustainability. The AVA is defined by its marine-inflected breezes and so named after an Aeolian, or wind harp. Vinifera
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No other city in the world straddles two continents; nowhere else has been the capital of two empires. This vibrant metropolis of 15 million people, sprawling across the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus Strait, is unique. Founded by the Greeks, later capital of the Christian Byzantine Empire, Istanbul blossomed anew at the heart
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(CNN) — In 1986, American businessman Richard Bass landed in the record books by becoming the first person to climb the “seven summits,” the highest peaks from each continent. On that list are some of the most iconic mountains in the world: Denali in Alaska, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and of course Mount Everest. But mountain
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The AVA’s motto is “down to earth,” which reflects both people and place. Yamill-Carlton AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley was the final destination for many pioneers of the early Oregon Trail. But it’s a good first stop for people wanting to discover the state’s Chardonnays. Located in the northern Willamette Valley and bisected by the
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With a dramatic and turbulent history harking back to the Bronze Age, Palma has had its fair share of invasions – from the Romans and Vandals to the Moors and Christians. So it’s hardly surprising that this perky, perfectly formed city has such a welcoming and grown-up attitude to international visitors. With the glistening Mediterranean
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