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Words by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. Guerneville, California. It floods. And floods, and floods, and floods. Even now, it’s still replanting, rebuilding, re-opening from its most recent flood which, in February 2019, poured four feet of water over Main Street. While it’s indisputably true that floods cause heartache

By Bart Beeson There are probably not many places where you can hike through a spectacular gorge, drive laps around a professional racetrack, and go to a wine tasting at a local vineyard, all within a couple of miles of each other, but that’s exactly how I spent my first

In the summer of 1999, I sat along the shores of Lake Geneva in the bucolic Swiss city of Vevey — along with a couple of thousand other spectators — and watched a spectacle that celebrated the glories of wine. This was no ordinary bacchanal but the Fête des Vignerons,

By Rochelle Lash Cortina is not simply a ski resort. It is an Italian ski resort, ergo food and wine are as fundamental as great snow and challenging trails. Maybe more. A storm of new snow blanketed the Dolomite Mountains during my visit in early 2017, but even with utopian

By John Grossmann Roughly an hour’s drive northwest of Midtown Manhattan, in the picturesque, remote corner of New Jersey that’s home to black bears and a ridge top stretch of the Appalachian Trail, there’s a resort that is surely one of the best-kept travel secrets in America. Until recently, I

By Steve Jermanok Lavaux’s majestic vineyards are sculpted into the steep hillside like the rice terraces of Bali. Many of the stone walls that hem in the rows of vineyards were first created by monks. The perfect introduction to the beauty of Lavaux is aboard the circa-1910 paddle steamer, La

    By Amiee White Beazley The Uco Valley in Argentina is one of the top wine regions in South American and one the most exciting, emerging regions for travel in 2014. Home to nearby Mendoza and the famous Malbec wine-making tradition. Almost a decade ago, American Michael Evans traveled

By Larry Olmsted Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is still best known for his movies, especially his early successes Patton, Apocalypse Now, and the mega-hits, The Godfather and the Godfather Part II, which have become two of the most lauded and popular films in history. All of these critically acclaimed bombshells were made in

By Tom Passavant Until just a year or so ago, the idea that anyone would think of the city of Napa as a legitimate destination for wine and food lovers was laughable. Compared to the heavy hitters just upvalley—world-famous towns such as Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, with their legendary