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Grandmother and child

Educating girls in Solukhumbu, Nepal

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The young girl appeared as if in a dream, walking uphill through dense fog. She stopped to watch as our group made its slow...
Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu

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My first trip to Nepal was in 1977 when I trekked to the Everest Base Camp. For more than twenty years, I had dreamed...

FOOD & WINE TRAVEL

Autumn in Switzerland

Autumn: Switzerland’s best time for food travel?

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Switzerland is a marvelous year-round destination, but for many, autumn is THE season. Summer crowds are gone, ski season is not yet upon us,...
Street Food Festival Basel 2015

Celebrating street food in Basel, Switzerland

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With October comes what travel planners call the shoulder season, a concept that applies equally to food-oriented festivals. Soon we'll have the late-autumn fairs,...

AT HOME IN PORTUGAL

Cheese on wooden platter with meat

Anita’s Feast celebrates ten years

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Anita’s Feast began around a table with our neighbors in Basel, Switzerland, as we unpacked the Swiss ritual of raclette to a background of...
Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port

Tasting the Colheitas of Graham’s

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"Isn't that cool?!" exclaimed our host, raising a goblet of amber-hued liquid and gesturing with it to the distant corners of Palacio do Bolsa's...

CULTURE

chocolate train

The Swiss Chocolate Train, on Traveling With Sweeney

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  Chocolate is synonymous with Switzerland, as are cheese and a wonderful train system. What better way to combine a love of these things, than...
Rooftop chimneys, Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s curvaceous Casa Milà turns 100

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One hundred years ago this week, the doors of Casa Milà, one of Antoni Gaudí's most audacious works, opened on Passeig de Gràcia in...

Raclette three ways

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