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By Anita Stewart By Anita Stewart There is a majesty here – just as founder Anthony von Mandl envisioned it from the beginning in 1981. Set atop an ancient, well-worn mountain overlooking British Columbia’s Okanagan valley, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is the most beautiful winery in Canada. From its

By Everett Potter Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of

By Monique Burns Strolling along the Huangpu River, through the venerable district known as the Bund, is one of the great pleasures of visiting Shanghai, China’s dazzling coastal metropolis.  Not only do the Bund’s ornate 19th and early 20th-century buildings form a stunning visual tableau, but they offer fascinating insights

By Larry Olmsted When the Palms opened in 2001 it was a game changer for the Vegas resort landscape, off the Strip but still packed with A-list Hollywood, pro athlete and celebrity appeal. The casino hotel was invention of the Maloof family, who have owned two NBA teams, the Houston

Receiving a thorough diagnosis from master pulse reader Dr Smita Naram. Credit Ayushakti Clinic. By Buzzy Gordon A travel writer who specializes in gastronomy reveals how he maintains his weight and health, despite overindulging on trips and in restaurants I first learned about Ayurveda — India’s ancient, holistic system of

In the realm of television travel series, Kathy McCabe has one of the coolest gigs around. The host of the PBS series Dream of Italy, she gets to hobnob with Francis Ford Coppola in Basilicata, make tortellini in Bologna and tag along with truffle hunters in Piedmont. There are now two

By Everett Potter I’m just back from 12 days in Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by two exceptionally smart pieces of luggage from Dakine. Their new Ready 2 Roll Collection encompasses nine pack and bag styles. The bags I used on my journey through the Alps and down to Lake Como

Reviewed by Marc Kristal Photography has become so commonplace, ubiquitous, and off-hand that it can be hard to absorb the fact that once, once upon a time, it was new. Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840-1860 is a reminder of that transformative moment. The exhibition, at the Yale Center for

By Eleanor Berman Five hundred forty seven photos later, I’m home from Alaska, still marveling at the stupendous scenery that greeted us every single day. There are many mighty mountains of course, but the combination of sea and snow-capped peaks, the glaciers, the wildlife and the vast green virginal spaces

By Shari Hartford Just when you think a hotel is a hotel is a hotel, comes the new kid on the block…a micro hotel. While part of the lexicon in Europe and Asia, micros are relatively new to the U.S. market. Some are really glorified youth hostels and some are