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The Loire Valley Guide

France’s vast Loire Valley is dotted with wineries, medieval villages and fairytale châteaux. Consider making Amboise or Sancerre home base. When I was a child, I found a book at my local library called Châteaux of the Loire Valley. I was transfixed by the images of stately castles with their […]

City

10 Places to Go in 2018

The Emerging Arts Destination 1. Garzón, Uruguay This small town 30-minutes from José Ignacio is cementing itself as as a bonafide arts destination in 2018. Artist and Photographer Heidi Lender’s CAMPO AIR, an artist-in-residency program hosting artists and chefs in an abandoned puebla, began December 15 and will run through […]

Adventure

A Trip Back in Time: Salta Guide

Over the last six years, I believe I’ve spent more time on the road than at home. In Marrakech, I’ve haggled over carpets and sealed the deal over mint tea. I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro with a relentless guide, a marathoner and military officer who scolded me when I stopped for a […]

City, Paris

Guide to Paris Part Deux

Part two of my Paris Guide includes hip hotels, mouthwatering markets and splendid day trips to take your trip from touristy to transcendent. Whether you’ve been once, ten times, or never, there’s always a reason to pine for Paris. Areas like Montmartre, with its narrow roads winding up the hillside, […]

Wine

Winery to Know: Bodegas F. Rubio

Photos courtesy of Bodegas F. Rubio One of the best things about living in San Diego is the proximity to Baja California. Within 30 minutes you can be in frenetic Tijuana, bursting with excellent restaurants and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Just two hours away lies Valle de Guadalupe, […]