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Hotel Daniel Vienna

Wien
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Hotel Daniel: Vienna's Greenest Hotel
Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, grapes, and herbs overflow from the enormous garden out in front of this funky hotel. From $110. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Hotel Daniel: Vienna's Greenest Hotel
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Tierra Soul

Portland
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Tierra Soul Inn (and Urban Farm): A True Portland Experience
A hippy-ish guesthouse at an urban farm with honeybees. Guests learn permaculture and biodynamics at the farm school. From $115. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Tierra Soul Inn (and Urban Farm): A True Portland Experience
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St Ermin's Hotel

London
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Explore Urban Beekeeping at London's St. Ermin's
In April, May, and September, St. Ermin’s hosts beekeeping workshops on its third-floor wildflower terrace, home to some of the hotel’s 300,000 Buckfast bees. Workshop $38. Rooms from $319. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Explore Urban Beekeeping at London's St. Ermin's
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Jiji No Ie Country Inn

Isumi-shi
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Get a Taste of Japan Farm Life at Jiji No Ie Country Inn
Ninety minutes east of Tokyo on the Boso peninsula, the Jiji No Ie Country Inn is run by U.S. photojournalist Everett Kennedy Brown and his Japanese wife, Deco Nakajima. The couple had been living on the two-acre organic farm for 15 years when, in 2013, they decided to open a six-room country inn with modern comforts. Their goal: to give visitors a taste of Japan’s agrarian lifestyle. Guests can get their hands dirty in the garden, and—in the spring—plant rice. At dinner, Nakajima uses farm-fresh ingredients to prepare a multi course, mostly macrobiotic meal paired with locally fermented sake. From $92. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Get a Taste of Japan Farm Life at Jiji No Ie Country Inn
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Blackberry Farm

Walland
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Blackberry Farm: Pure Luxury Meets Tennessee Farm Life
America’s dreamiest luxury farm retreat is not in California or upstate New York, as you might expect, but on a 9,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains. No roughing it here: Rooms, cottages, and three- and four-bedroom homes all come with fireplaces and feather beds. Still, a big draw is spending time with overalls-clad master gardener John Coykendall, who tends to wax poetic about heirloom vegetables and seed saving, and with the chefs who offer cooking demonstrations in the Barn restaurant. After indulging, guests can detox with green juice and Pilates at Blackberry’s year-old Wellhouse Spa.From $795. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Blackberry Farm: Pure Luxury Meets Tennessee Farm Life
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Castelfalfi

Castelfalfi
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Castelfalfi: A Tuscan Retreat for Foodies
Back in the days when the Medici family owned Castelfalfi, servants did the cooking and gardening. But since 2013, when the estate’s former tobacco workshop was turned into a 31-room hotel, guests have helped out in the kitchen, garden, and vineyards. Depending on the season, visitors harvest grapes for wine or olives that get pressed at the on-site mill. There are also guided foraging expeditions around the 2,700 acres to search out truffles, berries, mushrooms, and wild asparagus. It all comes together in Tuscan dishes during two-hour lessons at Rosso Toscano Cooking School, which opened last year in a castle on the estate. From $225. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Castelfalfi: A Tuscan Retreat for Foodies
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Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

Pucón
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Vira Vira: Part Hotel, Part Chilean Farm Retreat
Dairy cows, chicken coops, and paddocks may look a bit out of place against the backdrop of the Villarrica volcano. But guests quickly get used to the stunning scenery at Vira Vira, which opened last October in Chile’s Lake District. Each of the 21 rooms is crafted from local woods and decorated with handwoven rugs and wall hangings. Nearly all the ingredients featured in the meals come from the working farm and an on-site dairy that hosts cheese-making workshops. Activities included in the rate range from climbing the volcano to hiking the nearby forest of monkey puzzle trees. Minimum three-night stay from $1,475, all inclusive. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Vira Vira: Part Hotel, Part Chilean Farm Retreat
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Fellah Hotel

Marrakech
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Hotel Fellah: An Agricultural Oasis in Marrakech
An oasis so idyllic, you might first think it’s a mirage, Hotel Fellah is an eight-acre retreat that fuses Moroccan culture with a hipster design aesthetic and a farm-to-table ethos. Locals, artists in residence, and guests mingle in the art center and library, and at the educational farm, kids groom donkeys, milk goats or collect eggs that are sold in neighboring villages. The small café opposite the swimming pool is run by Touco, a resident of nearby Tassoultante village. Don’t miss his tagine, or—even better—pick ingredients from the garden and ask him to show you how to make it. From $194. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Hotel Fellah: An Agricultural Oasis in Marrakech
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Babylonstoren

Paarl
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Babylonstoren: Stay in South African Farm Culture
About an hour outside of Capetown, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest werfs, or farmyards. In 2010, Karen Roos, a former editor at South Africa’s Elle Decoration, reimagined the property as a fantasy farm stay with an eight acre garden that grows 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Guests are welcome to help the head gardener prune and plant and to join the chef in his daily harvest. Some of the 13 laborers’ cottages that have been rebuilt for guests also have kitchens for those who want to pick and prep their own meals. From $240. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Babylonstoren: Stay in South African Farm Culture
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Wild Thyme Eco Retreat

Palamartsa
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Wild Thyme Eco-Retreat: Live Like a Farmer in Bulgaria
Four years ago, Claire Coulter and Chris Fenton (Irish and English expats, respectively) fell for the sleepy charm of Palamartsa. “All the little old ladies in this rural, traditional village have fantastic gardens,” says Claire. The duo learned the locals’ gardening secrets, layered on organic principles, and then opened an eco-retreat on a working farm with a cottage and a four-room guesthouse. Guests help collect eggs from the hens, take goats to pasture, and feed the pigs. The truly hard core can help slaughter pigs in June, take a butchering workshop, or learn how to make the tasty sausages served at breakfast. From $20. This appeared in the May 2015 issue.
Wild Thyme Eco-Retreat: Live Like a Farmer in Bulgaria
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Mosquito

Barcelona
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Mosquito: For Your Dumpling and Beer Fix
“Mosquito is a small place with a menu that features Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean food. It’s hard to find good ethnic food in Barcelona, but I must say Mosquito makes excellent dumplings. The food is also cheap so this is a popular spot for students as well as takeout.” —Primavera music founder Pablo Soler on the El Bron neighborhood. Read more about his local's take on Barcelona. 
Mosquito: For Your Dumpling and Beer Fix
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L'Antic Teatre

Barcelona
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Antic Teatre: Small Theater with a Laidback Atmosphere
“You’ll find what’s arguably the best indoor terrace in Barcelona at this small theater. The terrace is huge and is full of trees. There’s no waiter service, but you can get a drink at the bar and bring your drinks to your table. Antic is known for its experimental and risky performance. I like the laidback vibe. It’s very relaxed. You can drink beers and smoke what you want to smoke and no one says anything.” —Primavera music founder Pablo Soler on the El Bron neighborhood. Read more about his local's take on Barcelona. 
Antic Teatre: Small Theater with a Laidback Atmosphere
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