Wine lovers, here are the top five locations to release your inner sommelier.
This location is in the southwestern region of the country. Any blend of wine made in that region is called a Bordeaux. The wines in this region have amazing grape blends made with specific grapes. Reds are usually made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot grapes. Whites are traditionally made from Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle or Semillon grapes. The wines in the region have a reputation for being excellent, even when there is a bad season.
This is yet another region in France where only wines made in the area of Champagne may use that name. Champagne is primarily made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Munier and Chardonnay grapes. Go wine tasting and enjoy those tiny bubbles that could bring anyone joy. Tours are available across the region, and there may be festivities along the way.
Cape Winelands, South Africa
This region in South Africa produces excellent Methode de Cap Classique, a sparkling wine that almost follows the techniques and methods used to make Champagne. Sign up for all the wine tastings you can attend. You may even be taken into the fields to see their grapes and learn how they are grown.
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is a well-known wine destination in the United States. The region has hundreds of vineyards and a variety of tours and wine-tasting events available in the area. Napa also has luxurious accommodations and restaurants that serve delectable food with which to pair your wines.
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
This is the Napa Valley of Mexico with more than 100 wineries and an excellent culinary scene to make the experience better. Tours are also available there, so get ready to drink, wine and dine.
Bucks County has plenty of history and activities to explore, but if you are in town and looking for something fun to do, check out the Bucks County Ale Trail. Once a year, Bucks County breweries participate in the Bucks County Ale Trail. Guests can download a virtual passport from visitbuckscounty.com. This passport allows visitors to check-in at breweries to earn points toward a free t-shirt. You may even find your new favorite beer or brewery.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is the first hotel in Cambodia to partner with ecoSPIRITS, a company pioneering the world’s first low-carbon method of packaging and distributing high-end spirits.
Travel restrictions are finally loosening and world explorers are ready to fly internationally once more. ParkSleepFly crafted a list of mistakes travelers commonly make that end up costing money. Remember these helpful tips before you board your next flight.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.