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2884 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93455, USA
Love the organic wine at 'ko-Klee-ko'. Splurge on the Bordeaux. It is complex and delicious! The courtyard is a beautiful place to relax and maybe even play a game of Bocci Ball.
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U Lužického semináře 91/10, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czechia
The original Shakespeare & Company was born in Paris back in 1919 but the name of the bard has become so popular with bookstore owners that it has spawned many other "Shakespeare & _______" stores. The most recent one that I found is in...
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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
We drive through this part of the Central Coast of California quite a bit and we always stop in at Big Sky Cafe for a meal. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner- the food is excellent and fairly priced. Most of their foods come from local...
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Bürkliplatz, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
At the end of Bahnhofstrasse, in Zurich's District 1, you'll find some of the best bargains in Zurich. Bahnhofstrasse is a street lined with big fashion names, but if you're like me and like to find unique souvenirs, the Zurich Flea Market is your...
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400 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Heath Ceramics was founded in 1948 by Edith Heath. Today it is one of the most lasting examples of midcentury American design. Heath is famous for its tableware collections, as well as its tile. The colors are amazing, and their bud vases make for...
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Nieuwe Leliestraat 4, 1015 SP Amsterdam, Netherlands
When I think of Amsterdam, I immediately think of the national liquor of the Netherlands, Genever. Genever or Jenever (for Juniper) is a grain product invented in the 1600's in the Netherlands, and it is from this product that gin evolved. You can...
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Dolomites, 32023 Rocca Pietore, Province of Belluno, Italy
Great mountains with many hiking/biking opportunities.
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Cto Chico, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina
One of Argentina’s most-visited destinations is beautiful Bariloche. A haven for nature lovers, this town couldn’t be more perfectly located between the picturesque Nahuel Huapi Lake and the Andes Mountains. With world-class trekking and water...
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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
We discovered Novo one evening as we were strolling about San Louis Obispo. Outside by the back patio is the most relaxing place to sit and enjoy the meal. There is a giant old oak tree that shades almost the entire patio and the musical babbling...
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4095 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428, USA
My husband and I come to Robin's every year in the summer to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food is fabulous- we can never choose one item so we order small plates of everything tapas style. We also come here anytime we are in Cambria. The...
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Fisterra, A Coruña, Spain
The end of The Way, where pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago come to burn their boots and dive into the sea - I think. We didn't see either, nor did we partake in said events, but it sounds like the sort of thing that would be fun if you arrived...
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Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy
At the top of the hilly Vomero neighborhood in Naples, the Certosa di San Martino yields awesome views in all directions, so depending on where you stand, you can see Vesuvius and the bay, the waterfront neighborhood, or the jumble of buildings...
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98030 Castelmola ME, Italy
High in the mountain above Taormina, a similar village appears, without the crush of tourists. Castelmola is a beautiful little place with chessboard paving, tiny artisanal shops, and peaceful bars dotted throughout the network of courtyards and...
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80077 Ischia, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
One of the best locations in the south of Italy, the Naples area to be more precise, is the island of Ischia. Most people don't visit Naples itself but stick around the area south such as Sorrento and the towns along the Amalfi Coast. If they do...
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Suite 3, בית השואבה 10, ירושלים
I went to Israel in July. When my tour group neared a hilltop, we got off the bus single file with our eyes closed. When we simultaneously opened our eyes, this is what we saw.
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Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
Pilgrims who arrive at Santiago de Compostela go straight to the Cathedral, where they have plenty of options. They can go sign in at the Pilgrimage Office to get their 'compostela' certificate, they can go to the daily noontime Mass dedicated to...
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St. Christoph 1, 6580 Sankt Christoph am Arlberg, Austria
This 14th century refuge turned luxury hotel charms its guests with a modern, yet decidedly elegant atmosphere and signature Tyrolean hospitality. In its old days, the complex would offer a warm, safe place to sleep after crossing the dangerous...
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Auweg 3, 6450 Sölden, Austria
Sölden’s “Wine on the Mountain” festival is the epitome of Alpine luxury. The best chefs and vintners from all over the country convene in the snowy Ötztal to deliver a world-class culinary treat for you. Extravagant wine tastings demonstrate the...
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Via Tagliata, 32B, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Situated high up in the hills of Montepertuso and overlooking the magical town of Positano, each and every part of the family-owned, Trattoria La Tagliata, is truly local – from the organic vegetables grown in their own gardens, free-range meat...
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Fondamenta Nani, 992, 30123 Dorsoduro, Venezia VE, Italy
If you are in Venice, you will surely get familiar with local spritz (a fizzy, refreshing aperitif) and cicchetti, or small snacks. If you want to have a local experience, be sure to stop by Cantine del Vino Già Schiavi while walking around La...
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11060 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436, USA
It's rumored that summer happens outside of San Francisco in July and August. If you are in the city and don't believe this to be true because you're zipping up your second SF fleece and shivering in the fog, don't worry. Summer is just across the...
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16228 Main St, Guerneville, CA 95446, USA
Big Bottom Market is a gem among the gem that is Guerneville, CA. The town is nestled in the redwoods in between the vineyards of the Russian River Valley and the beautiful northern California coast. Big Bottom Market is right in the center of the...
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1445 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
You want some fabulous chocolate on the central coast of California- then head to Mama Ganache in San Louis Obispo for some of the most amazing chocolate you will ever taste. Actually, order the Aztec chocolate shake and just try to keep from...
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Uetliberg, 8143 Zürich, Switzerland
Yearning for fresh air, for a spontaneous hike, not too far away from Zurich? Don't you fret: the opportunity is in Zurich itself, the Uetliberg tower is visible from all over Zurich - on the non foggy days, of course! Take the Uetliberg train...
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Via Fuorimura, 7, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
After spending a few days in Rome, we needed an oasis. Sorrento was the relaxing peaceful place we were looking for. Upon arrival, the front desk will great you with warm smiles and check you in promptly. If you arrive early, as we did, your room...
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Austria, Seestraße, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt is a small village situated on a lake of the same name. It is an excellent day trip destination from Salzburg and the beauty will not disappoint you. There are multiple ways of getting to Hallstatt from Salzburg. The journey takes about...
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Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Distinct in style and concept, 10 Corso Como curates artistic boutique experiences. Part gallery, museum, retail and dining, the complex balances contemporary art and functional shopping. While a modern space, it's far from stark. The classic...
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Via Porta Giustizia, 39, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
This is Orto de Pecci, a green area in the back side of Piazza del Mercato. A place so close but yet so far from the noise of the city. When you arrive here along a gravel road as those you can see in the Chianti area it seems to be catapulted...
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Via Camollia, 69, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
Try and catch the weekly market in Siena which is open every Wednesday from early in the morning till around 1.30 p.m. Lots of stands which sell all you can imagine and very cheap: clothes, shoes, bags, crafts, furnishings, linen, trinkets,...
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Via Giovanni Omboni, 20129 Milano MI, Italy
While most head to gawk at the high fashion on Montenapoleone or in the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, the Milanese will be on Corso Buenos Aires, the longest shopping street in Milan. A roughly 3/4 mile stretch, there are over 350 retail stores on...
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Via Porta Giustizia, 11, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
In a hidden corner of Piazza del Mercato you will find this cozy Tea room, open from 1985, with soft lighting, vaulted ceiling and vintage décor included the many teapots that occupy the shelves scattered everywhere. A well-stocked menu of tea,...
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Ruta Provincial 52, Km. 20-Molinos, A4419 Salta, Argentina
Estancia Colome is nearly impossible to get to. Located at nearly 9,000 feet above sea level, high in a broad valley in the little-known, jaw-dropping Salta province of Argentina, you have to ford several rivers with your car to get there, which...
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Guatemala 4699, C1425 CABA, Argentina
On your last night in Buenos Aires (or if you only have one night in Buenos Aires - the horror!) - treat yourself to a full-on Argentinian feast at Don Julio, one of the city's classiest and most traditional parrillas. You'll find all of the usual...
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Carlos Calvo 599, C1102AAK CABA, Argentina
For a little old-school San Telmo atmosphere, you can’t do much better than this classic corner bar. Dating from 1864, the antique building started out as a pulpería (general store), the seedy center of a gambling ring and even a brothel before it...
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Av. Santa Fe 1860, C1124 CABA, Argentina
Where in the world can you read Shakepeare's famous plays while on a stage, or in the box, and pretend to be the Bard while reading about the Bard? Only one place that I know of, El Ateneo in Buenos Aires in the neighborhood of Barrio Norte....
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200 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
Savannah is the quintessential Southern town, oozing charm through its Spanish moss-draped oak trees, sumptuous soul food, and spectacular antebellum homes. One of its best highlights is the Colonial Park Cemetery that sits at the corner of...
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401 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
If a store can be romantic, One Fish Two Fish at 401 Whitaker Street in Savannah's historic downtown is just that. A perfect place to shop alone or with your significant other, this eclectic store offers something for everyone: luscious body...
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222 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
One of the most unusual places to shop for groceries in Savannah's historic downtown is the one-of-a-kind Parker's Market Urban Gourmet at 222 Drayton Street. This gas station has been transformed into one of the finest gourmet food stores you'll...
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36 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
The Paris Market is one of those stores that you can return to again, and again, and again, and never find the same thing twice. From block shaped soaps, to old camera parts, this two story boutique carries it all. If the goods at this store...
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24 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
24e Design Company definitely should be on the list if you're in the market for home goods with a distinctly contemporary Southern flair. You'll find an eclectic mix: high-quality bedroom sets, unique light fixtures, furniture with clean lines,...
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Via dei Santi Quattro, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
This busy pizzeria in the Celio, the neighborhood adjacent to the Colosseum, is decked out in kitschy Roman decor. The dining room resembles a piazza of sorts, surrounded by old school storefronts anchored to the walls. Six nights a week, Li Rioni...
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Bahía Dorita s/n, Cisnes, Región de Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile
A trip by air, land, and sea brings you to a remote resort on the shores of Dorita Bay in northern Patagonia. Visitors indulge in a full range of spa treatments and soak in pools fed by the ocean, Andean waterfalls, and natural hot springs. ...
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4470 Julian Rd, Julian, CA 92036, USA
Although I was never a fan of hard cider—it's always tasted too sweet and sticky—I tried Julian Hard Cider at a grape stomp festival in Julian a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. Julian Hard Cider is so crisp and clean tasting, it's...
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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
I discovered Monello by accident after overhearing a woman at a restaurant tell her friend that she thought Monello's was the best place to go for happy hour. So, I had to check it out. Monello's is a restaurant owned by two Italian men, and their...
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2007 Main St, Julian, CA 92036, USA
Mountain Gypsy is a women's boutique located on Main St. in Julian, CA. They carry an eclectic selection of flowing, comfortable clothing and interesting jewelry, cards and other items.
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Amsterdam-Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
It's one of your last nights as a single and you want to celebrate with your mates in Amsterdam. So why not have your own party the Dutch way: on a bike! From companies like Het Fietscafé, you can rent what amounts to a mobile pub roomy enough for...
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46800 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
The best way to sit amid the Redwoods while watching your worries wash away is to grab a seat in the middle of the river. This inn isn't fancy, as it doesn't want to compete with natural beauty.
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Via dei Neri, 76R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Fresh as you can get and a great price. The baker was bringing in steaming loaves of oven-fresh bread from the bakery down the street while we were standing in line!! Prosciutto on focaccia with warm Parmesan spread and arugula was delicious....
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Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
This is the statue of the famous Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci, outside of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. If you are a fan of his work, make sure stop by.
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Panarea, 98050 Lipari, Province of Messina, Italy
After learning that our ferry to the mainland of Sicily was canceled due to strong seas, this picture was taken sitting on an inactive volcano with a view of Stromboli, an active volcano. At night we could see bursting lava into the night's sky.
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Isola Maggiore, 06069 Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Province of Perugia, Italy
A ferry brings travelers to this island, populated with more olive trees than people. The small downtown is a mixture of over-touristed and sweet. The charm of this island comes from its history. This is where St. Francis lived as a hermit in the...
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Hazenstraat, 1016 SR Amsterdam, Netherlands
It's a single street after Amsterdam's Negen Straats (Nine Streets), but Hazenstraat, the Tiende Straatje (Tenth Street), rates a ten in serious shoppers' books. Lined with boutiques, cafés and galleries, this cobbled strip in the Bohemian-chic...
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 187K, 1012 EW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Did you know that Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon once kicked butt in Amsterdam's Dampkring coffeeshop in the Hollywood blockbuster Ocean's Twelve? Or that Amsterdam has a Jewish quarter with a museum that tells the story of the Jewish...
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Piazza di S. Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
This church was built centuries ago as France's key liaison to the Vatican, and the surrounding buildings still host French-affiliated religious and cultural associations. Upon entering, head straight for the chapel in the left aisle close to the...
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Jerez, Cádiz, Spain
Flamenco is especially prevalent in Jerez during Noche de San Juan, a festival held on or near the summer solstice. Wood platforms are set up in old-town plazas with music and dancing going on into the night. The performers are locals, which is...
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Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
If you've ever seen a piece of jewelry set with lapis lazuli, then you know the shade—a deep, rich blue like a Van Gogh painting or expensive silk. Now imagine an entire city entrance that color, and you've got the Ishtar Gate, one of the...
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Via Francesco Muralto, 22, 22100 Como CO, Italy
Como is a beautiful town, just across the Swiss-Italian border after Chiasso. It lies surrounded by mountains in a valley, has a magnificent Cathedral, a beautiful and picturesque lake promenade and a charming old town. It is worth a day's visit....
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Borgo S. Jacopo, 14, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
I started my Tuscan vacation with a villa in the heart of the rolling, green hills. I ended it with a stay at the beautiful riverside Hotel Lungarno. Really, no way I could complain! The Lungarno is very close to Ponte Vecchio on a small side...
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Strada General Traian Moșoiu 4, Bran 507025, Romania
If you visit the sleepy village of Bran (sleepy whent he tourists go home), Romania, don't forget to visit the cemetery too. No creepy, eerie, vampiresque adventure can be complete without checking out the cemetery and looking for some of...
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San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
My husband and I really enjoy food tours when we visit new places. A food tour is a great way to experience some of the flavors of the area, as well as learn about local history. The San Luis Obispo Central Coast Food Tour certainly did not...
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Nazareth, Israel
The City of Nazareth, located in the Galilee, the Northern part of Israel, is the largest Israeli Arab city. It is one of the best known towns among Christians as it is where Jesus grew up. The city has more than twenty churches and the grandest...
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
There is no better way to end the day and decompress than watching the sun goes down from the beach. Even better when you watch the sunset with your love ones. The good thing in Israel is that it has 125 miles of golden sun soaked beaches, which...
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4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 94559, USA
When you tell your friends that you're headed here, everyone will chime in about the dish that you have to get. 'Make sure you try the smoked salmon flatbread!' 'The burger, be sure to get the burger'.' 'The donuts! You have to get the donuts!'...
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Tunica, MS 38676, USA
Just less than an hour south of Memphis, TN is a gateway to Blues music history. Along US 61 at Robinsonville, MS is the Tunica Blues Highway Visitor Center shack. Here you will find Blues memorabilia. Further down, another 50 minutes is the...
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Ma'alot Ir David St, Jerusalem
Jerusalem at Night and Jerusalem during day time can feel completely different. The walls around the old city and the Tower of David are illuminated when it's getting darker, and it creates a holy, at-awe and a romantic experience. Take a stroll...
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7856 St Helena Hwy, Oakville, CA 94562, USA
Take advantage of the Mediterranean-like climate in Napa Valley (it rarely rains between May and October) and pack a picnic — without compromising on the quality of your cuisine, of course. The Oakville Grocery on Highway 29 has been supplying...
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3100 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
Have a rainy afternoon to spend in San Francisco? Maybe a friend visiting from out of town, or perhaps you're a visitor here yourself? If you're a chocolate lover, there is really just one way for you to spend your time in any/all of the above...
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134 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952, USA
We weren't even planning to get ice cream on this particular afternoon, exploring Petaluma. But when we walked past the windows and saw the sweet, nostalgic decor at Lala's and two seats open at their 50's inspired soda fountain bar, we couldn't...
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Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary
Budapest, the city of the Danube, of ruin pubs, of goulasch and the most beautiful parliament house ever built, is also the city of baths. This is one of them, can stay the whole day, chill out and brush stress away.
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1796 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
They do it all... world-class food and wine, organic honey, olive oil, grass-fed beef?!? It's one-stop farm fun! Located in St. Helena, the three-acre destination provides memorable wine & food experiences. The restaurant features weekly...
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610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Think of the Oxbow like a high-end shopping mall for food and wine. On the east side of the Napa River, the market brings together a number of epicurean purveyors under one roof (well, technically, it’s three different roofs). The result:...
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Šiauliai, Lithuania
The Hill of Crosses (Kryzių Kalnas in Lithuanian) is a pilgrimage site for Lithuanians, eighty percent of whom are Catholic. Atop a small hill, located 12 kilometers north of the city of Šiauliai, are thousands upon tens of thousands upon hundreds...
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23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
Down a rural road a few miles from the Sonoma square, behind an auto shop in an industrial building, you'll find one of Sonoma's best-kept secrets: it's not only great wine that comes from the Sonoma Valley, but also high-quality craft spirits at...
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62 CA-1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
I've been all over the California coast and Point Lobos is my favorite place to hike. We have hiked every trail in this reserve and never tire of this magical place. You can see many animals, such as sea otters, seals, elephant seals,sea lions,...
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Mission St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
Decorated the way I dreamed my tea parties being as a little girl, Pastries & Petals is more than just pretty , it’s pretty delicious. Serving up fresh, homemade treats and honestly the best mocha I’ve ever had in my entire life (no exaggeration),...
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3NW Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA
If your staying in Carmel, CA,bring one of your nights to a close by making your way to Bistro Beaujolais. Although set in the middle of an outdoor shopping complex, you’ll feel as if your transported to a secret garden in Paris. Soft string...
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2197 195 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Don't let the lack of masculine/feminine agreement turn you off: If you're on a budget and appreciate vintage charm, El Bonita Motel in St. Helena is one of a kind in Napa Valley. Just south of the town of St. Helena, it is basic, clean, quiet,...
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Budapest, Szabadság híd, Hungary
Most people who visit Budapest make it a point to see the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge that spans the Danube connecting both Buda and Pest. But down the river is another impressive bridge not to be missed. Liberty Bridge is the third and shortest...
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Idaho 75, Stanley, ID 83278, USA
Salmon, ID, population three-or-so-thousand, is home to the best local hazelnut ale on the planet, much scenery, and rafting trips down the Salmon River. If you're in Salmon and have a day to spare, take a trip south to Ketchum through the...
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Santa Catalina Ancha 398, Cusco 08000, Peru
There's not a drink more Peruvian than a Pisco Sour. Where better to learn about -- and taste! -- Pisco than the Museo del Pisco? I initially thought that Museo del Pisco was an actual museum recounting the history of Pisco in Peru, but instead,...
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Antigua Panamericana Sur 31.5, Lurín, Peru
The hills and coast around Lima can seem almost lunar--the climate is arid, despite the 'garúa,' the low-lying but rain-less clouds that hang around this part of Perú for about half the year. But the desert is archaeologically rich. Lima itself is...
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Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8, 1051 Hungary
Cafe Gerbeaud was recommended to me by a good friend who is Hungarian and studied abroad in Budapest. They have the most delicious cakes, tartes, and pastries and my friends and I enjoyed some sweets with coffee as we sat outside on their terrace...
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28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
The Sketchbook Project lives within the Brooklyn Art Library, filling their entire left wall from floor to ceiling. Yes, leave it to a place as cool as Brooklyn to have an art library. Anyway, my friend and I stumbled onto this fascinating place...
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Junipero St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA
The Cheese Shop has been here in Carmel since 1973 and is a delightful place for lovers of cheese. They have every kind you can imagine- hard, soft, creamy, cow, goat, sheep, Swiss, French, Italian, beer, truffle, honey, etc. You're bound to...
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Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
This photo was taken in woodcut print maker Tom Killion's studio in Inverness, California during an event called the Point Reyes Open Studios Weekend. The group known as the Point Reyes Open Studios Group was established in 1997 to promote the...
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10905 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA
Tipped off by a colleague that lives around the corner from Point Reyes Station, I headed to lunch here on a Saturday to find fuel for a big hike in Tomales Bay. I take the phrase I'm about to write quite seriously, but the beef burger I had here...
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Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Great way to start a morning. A nice little walk to the Diamond Head peak.
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41-037 Wailea St, Waimānalo, HI 96795, USA
A trip on Oahu's windward side to the North Shore is not complete without a stop at the yellow Shrimp Shack. Two wonderful women operate this truck and serve up locally sourced fresh shrimp and other delicious food. As a warning, the meals are...
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Leslie St, Placencia, Belize
Planned as only a day or two pit stop between Mexico and Guatemala, I hadn't planned on indulging in much of Belize's crystal Caribbean waters. But as the life of the traveler goes, plans changed. After misinterpretated directions and a wrong turn...
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1321 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
From chocolate cabernet sauce on ice cream to freshly made brittles and exquisite chocolates, Anette's Chocolate and Ice Cream shop in Downtown Napa is the place to indulge in Napa when you want a little break from wine. The shop is reminiscent of...
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10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, USA
Former professional cyclist George Hincapie, who competed in the Tour de France 17 times, is now trying his hand as a hotelier. In 2013 Hincapie opened Hotel Domestique in South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can sign up for multi-day...
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71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Due to land-use requirements, very few hotels operate on the Hilo side of the Big Island. A number of bed and breakfasts, small hotels, and house or condo rentals are typically the best way to find accommodation in the Hilo and Volcano Village...
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Vorder Brüglingen 5, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
The botanical gardens at Brüglingen are a year-round treat, home to a variety of plants from around the world. The park is also an occasional venue for various concerts and events, such as classical music on Sundays, June through August. A ramble...
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Posadas 1387, C1011ABG CABA, Argentina
The historic leather goods company Rossi & Caruso is considered the Hermès of Argentina. Its Recoleta shop attracts horse enthusiasts and serious riders with its fine-quality saddles and horse-related gear. Non-equestrians visit for the buttery...
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Moonstone Beach, California 93428, USA
The Moonstone Beach boardwalk is located in Cambria, CA and runs along Moonstone Beach Dr. The beach is so called because of the moonstone agate that you can find here, not only agates, but jade, jaspers and other semi-precious stones that are...
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25 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA
The new Healdsburg Shed is a hub for lovers of all things local, agrarian, and food-related. Stop by to shop the selection of locally made housewares, join a workshop, or just linger over a glass of the on-tap kombucha. It's an ideal breakfast...
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214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA
After a day spent floating down the Russian River, happy hour at Mateo's hit the spot. We grabbed seats at the colorful bar and ordered tacones stuffed with olive oil guacamole and black bean puree with homemade chorizo. I paired the food with a...
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20 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA
The Russian River Valley in Sonoma County is a wonderful day trip from San Francisco. Pack a picnic and reserve a raft from SOAR Inflatables, and spend a summer day moseying down the river. Go early or late in the season to avoid crowds and have...
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219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA
The 36-room h2 Hotel in Healdsburg is the perfect Sonoma base. Guests can explore the green roof, lounge by the creekside pool, or rent bikes for cycling to nearby wineries.
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17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446, USA
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville offers easy one-mile hikes and strenuous nine-miles climbs. No matter which you choose, the scenery is spectacular. Look for Parson Jones, the tallest tree in the grove, which measures more...
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596 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA
My fearless taco-eating companion and I finally made it to San Louis Obispo, and the fatigue was starting to plague us. While we yearned for nourishment in the form of anything that was not a taco, we were devoted to this mission, and ordered...
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101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430, USA
After eating several very traditional tacos, I was particularly excited for Ruddell’s Smokehouse. They make their own smoked products, including smoked albacore, salmon and seasonal oysters, which are also available pre-packaged to purchase. This...
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Bahnhofstrasse 30, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
The Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is a hotel of character, atmosphere and attentive service. I've stayed there several times, and each time, discovered something new. From the Gothic Revival Burgerstube on the premises of an ancient tavern (Wilden...
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29-31 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, UK
Whisky connoisseurs can sample more than 40 single-malt scotches as their vintage carriages slice through the Scottish Highlands. The veranda of the Edwardian-style observation car offers a relaxing retreat after such activities as private...
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Milford Track, Fiordland National Park 9679, New Zealand
One of the greatest walks in New Zealand, the Milford track is just over 50 kilometers and leads into the famous Milford Sound. Considered one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand, the Milford Track is categorized as one of New Zealand's...
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Hāmoa Beach, Hawaii 96713, USA
Legendary travels scribes from Michener to Twain have written of the beauty of lonely Hamoa. Sandy, sheltered, and dripping in palms, this remote stretch of shoreline on the eastern tip of Maui can make a case for Maui's best beach. Nevertheless,...
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Calle PV. # 12 Tibilo Villa, Lagunas 16551, Peru
Piranha fishing...pink dolphin sightings...holding a caimen...beautiful day explorations by skiff and canoe along the Ucayali River and in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Add to jaw-dropping explorations, the 5-star comfort of the Aqua Amazon...
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1624 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z3, Canada
I was blown away by this bright tea shop in Victoria on Vancouver Island in B.C. The first half of the store is filled with delicious-smelling, tea-infused products. (There's a spa in the back.) The second? Tins and tins of heady organic teas. You...
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1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
Absolutely LOVED this boutique hotel by Joie de Vivre. (And it doesn't hurt that we got a killer deal on Hotel Tonight!) It's a brilliantly converted old motel with one of the best pools ever. Stay here!
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40060 Paws Up Rd, Greenough, MT 59823, USA
The chuck wagon dinner is a prairie classic. Today, rustic dining takes on new meaning when you hop on a wagon and head out into the wilderness for a gourmet meal. Just like an American settler heading west, the Paws Up Chuck Wagon Experience is...
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Purdon Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
I just spent the weekend following the 4th of July up near Nevada City. It got over 90 degrees during the day, so we headed to the river. Although lots of people had similar ideas, I was with a local who directed us to this spot and we had it to...
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90, Nairobi, Kenya
Katie Cadar sends clients visiting to Nairobi to Kazuri Beads "to support the work of the local women who create such beautiful handmade jewelry." Kazuri, which means "small and beautiful" in Swahili was formed in 1975 to provide employment for...
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4055 Pāpū Cir, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
The home of Doris Duke in Honolulu is often overlooked by visitors to Waikiki focused on swimming and shopping, but it is simply stunning. You'll get there by a pre-booked shuttle bus from the Honolulu Academy of Art (also worth a visit), and can...
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56 Shaoxing Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
The former residential suburb and French concession, Tian Zi Fang, is a maze of overflowing shops and cultures. The unexpected blend of European charm overlaid by Chinese chaos makes the area uniquely inviting. This is such a great area for people...
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11 Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Barbarossa's Moroccan cuisine, Arabian decor and dramatic warm lighting are like a scene out of Casablanca. However, positioned against Shanghai's skyline and a crowd of hip locals, dining here is a wholly modern Chinese experience. Stay for...
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1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3, Canada
Warm up on a cold day with a soak in the steaming-hot mineral pool overlooking the mountains at the Sante Spa or relax in the steam and sauna rooms. Book in for an authentic indigenous-inspired treatment, which begins with a "smudging" sage...
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154 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Three Lives bookstore in the historic West Village caters to serious book-lovers. The individually owned store and its employees are warm and full of character—it feels like you wandered into your best friend’s (large) library in which...
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San Antonio, Limón, Costa Rica
One of the most amazing places I have stayed, and would stay again in an instant, is the Pacuare Eco Lodge in Costa Rica... I stayed in the above cabana high in the rain forest canopy above the ground. The cabana has its own private bridge and hot...
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Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India
This is bar none the best store for colorful Indian clothing and textiles that I've found yet in Delhi, and as a bonus, they are an ethical shop that pairs quality dyes and fabrics with excellent business practices. Often the beautiful Indian...
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Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Budapest, then hurry on over to Nagycsarnok--The Great Market Hall on Fővám Tér for lunch. Go directly upstairs and have some authentic Hungarian Goulash or Hungarian Stuffed...
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10 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA
At both the Healdsburg location of Flying Goat, just off the square, and the newly renovated Santa Rosa location (shown, with beautiful yellow espresso machines), coffee culture thrives. Beans are sustainably sourced and roasted in Healdsburg....
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429 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
In the land of piña coladas and light beers, The Other Side cocktail lounge is chiseling out new booze territory one ice globe at a time. Drinks, loosely inspired by the Keys, are like nothing else on the island. There’s the frothy...
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500 Osprey Ln, Tofino, BC V0R, Canada
Overlooking Chesterman Beach, the Wickaninnish Inn, or “the Wick,” as locals call it, offers 75 cabinlike rooms with Adirondack-style furnishings. Amenities include a library stocked with board games and movies, a spa that offers West Coast–...
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5104 Boul Bourque, Sherbrooke, QC J1N 2K7, Canada
Full of flat farmland and soft rolling hills that at times recall landscapes from New England or even the U.K. (ergo the vastly Anglophone vacation set that owns cottages in the area), the Eastern Townships spread out south-eastward from Montreal...
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378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4, Canada
This import store has reigned on Rue Sherbrooke for as along as I can remember. It’s an Ali Baba’s cave of Mexican and South American goodies, from throws to ponchos to sculptures and ornaments. It’s THE place to go for interesting holiday...
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766 Rue Kirouac, Québec, QC G1N 2J4, Canada
For a real taste of Canada’s European past, a day trip to Quebec City, three hours away from Montreal, is de rigueur – it’s like Old Montreal times a thousand. The ancient architecture mixes seamlessly with contemporary life, and thanks to its...
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Pfingstweidstrasse 102, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
The opening of a branch of the hypercool 25hours hotel mini-chain is a breath of fresh air in this clean yet stoic financial hub. Designed by native son Alfredo Häberli, the hotel location might seem a tad off, but trust me—Zurich West...
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Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075 Hungary
A decade ago, romkocsma, or ruin bars, began popping up in the city’s sixth and seventh districts. In the courtyards of empty buildings slated for renovation, young people brought in secondhand furniture and started serving drinks. Today,...
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Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén u. 10, 1075 Hungary
Though it's not exactly a café, Printa Akadémia (VII. Rumbach Sebestyén utca 10) serves some of Budapest's best coffee. While you sip your espresso, check out the shop, which stocks clothing, prints, and other design-minded accessories by...
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Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 14-16., 1053 Hungary
There are pastry shops on nearly every block in Budapest, but if you're looking for one of the best, go to family-run Auguszt Cukrászda (V. Kossuth Lajos utca 14-16) for homegrown favorites Dobos torta and luscious krémes.
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Riga, Latvia
Riga has the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in the world, several of which were designed by Mikhail Eisenstein, father of the famous Russian film director, Sergei Eisenstein. This stylized Greek warrior (designed by Eisenstein) is...
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1108 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, Canada
Like the rest of Victoria, Munro's is one of a kind. Founded by Jim and Alice Munro (the famous author), it is one of the few independent bookstores left in the city. Relocated to the neo-classical Royal Bank of Canada building, the generous staff...
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1819 Atlantic Blvd #4, Key West, FL 33040, USA
In no other place have I seen the magnificent shade of teal that is dominent and prominent in Florida, particularly in the south. From Ft. Lauderdale to the end of the road in Key West the color of the water is remarkable and unique, I don't think...
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Klášterní 48/48, Latrán, 381 01 Český Krumlov, Czechia
This little pension is 50 m away from the castle walls and it exudes charm. The only 6 rooms available are decorated 100% in heavy mahogany furniture, and have in-suite modern bathrooms. They offer a simple but good breakfast. Helena, the owner,...
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Wilson Road, Punta Gorda, Belize
Anya Fernald, a former director of Italy’s Slow Food Foundation, has dreamed up the ultimate foodie getaway in the jungles of Belize. Belcampo’s 12-room lodge is set on a 3,000-acre farm that grows tropical fruit, coffee, cacao, and...
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322 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Be a part of history and go see the oldest house in South Florida, which was built in 1829.
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12575 US-2, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
Situated a quarter mile from the west entrance to Glacier National Park, this recently renovated landmark was built by the Great Northern Railway Company in 1910—the year the park was dedicated by President Taft—to host wealthy passengers from the...