Top Five Things to Do in Mendoza

  Now that you have your hotel sorted (see A Perfect Vineyard Stay in Argentina) what to do? Of course, the number one thing to do in Mendoza is a wine tasting tour. However, the region also has a number of other activities to help…

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A Perfect Vineyard Stay in Argentina

  Finca Adalgisa: Vineyard Hotel Finca Adalgisa is located in a little town called Chacras de Coria in Lujan de Cuyo. Lujan de Cuyo is considered the heart of Mendoza wine country. The vineyards are among the oldest compared to Uco Valley, a popular but newer…

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How to Choose Wine

  What I look for when choosing wine Gone are the days of “second up from the top” or bottom of the menu, depending on your budget. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine – and rightfully so, it takes opening one to…

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Avartana: The Best Restaurant in Chennai?

  The Newest Restaurant inside the ITC Grand Chola I had the privilege of being one of the first to try Avartana in its first week of opening. The concept is South Indian fine dining served European style, taking inspiration from the cooking and presentation…

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Sri Lanka Part II: Two Week Itinerary

  Sri Lanka in Two Weeks Until recently Sri Lanka was not really on my radar, which now feels like a major oversight. The island is incredible. Pristine beaches, waterfalls, tea plantation highlands, ancient and colonial cities, temples, wildlife, safari…     Sri Lanka needs to be explored.…

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Sri Lanka Part I: Weekend Trip

  Last month I spent two weeks in India with my fiancé and his two colleagues. Since we were staying in Chennai, about an hour’s flight from Sri Lanka, we figured we absolutely must go that weekend. I drew up three plans for the team:   Option…

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Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

y k Locally-sourced Contemporary Greek Food at the Herodion Hotel The Herodion Hotel sits right at the foot of the Acropolis. It has two award-winning restaurants run by the same kitchen: the popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant Point A and the ground-floor restaurant Atrium,…

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Yakiniku Cuisine in Kolonaki Athens

Red Door is the first yakiniku ‘grilled meat’ bar restaurant in Athens. Dine in just your socks, no shoes allowed. Draw the curtain shut for privacy or leave it open and watch as the bar fills up and transforms into a club.

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Athens: Balthazar Restaurant and Bar

Balthazar is among my top picks for dinner and drinks in Athens, serving modern Mediterranean cuisine with a Japanese twist inside a beautiful mansion house since 1973. The house opens year-round, with a stunning garden open during the summer.

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Bougain Villa: Mykonos Summer House in Agios Ioannis

  Miss Portmanteau brings you an exclusive opportunity to book the perfect Mykonos villa for your summer vacation. Bougain Villa re-opened for bookings in June 2017 following a major renovation to upgrade the property to today’s luxury standards.   Property Highlights: 3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps…

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Argentina: La Bamba de Areco

  Pampering in Las Pampas La Bamba de Areco is a slice of Argentine countryside heaven. It’s empanadas and asado. Malbec on tap, horse riding and gauchos steeped in tradition. Relaxation and luxury, family and friends. It’s a unique experience and one of the highlights…

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Cafe de Klos: World Famous Spare Ribs in Amsterdam

Cafe de Klos is a world-famous restaurant and bar that dishes up the best grilled ribs in Amsterdam. Centrally located just off Leidsestraat in a small brown bar that’s definitely worth waiting for.

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