Sin presión

There are records of tortilla production in the country going back as far as 500bc, so it’s fair to say that what the Mexicans don’t know about corn isn’t worth knowing. El Pastor restaurant co-founder Crispin Somerville shares his inside track on the tastiest snacks. Read more here courtesy of CNN.com Sin presión = no pressure. Southwest fly to Mexico. Click above…

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You can get anything you want

You can get anything you want at the former site of the restaurant immortalized by Arlo Guthrie. ARLO GUTHRIE’S 1967 SONG “ALICE’S RESTAURANT” is a staple of Americana, one that has been synonymous with Thanksgiving ever since a radio station played the nearly 20-minute antiwar tune on the holiday. Deep within the Berkshires, however, Alice’s Restaurant is not just a…

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Moral coral

You can be a part of worldwide coral regeneration schemes – here’s how. Coral reefs are intricate ecosystems that quite literally breathe life into the world’s oceans, but they are under threat. Destruction of reefs – such as mass coral bleaching – is the result of a combination of factors including climate change and pollution. Scientists and communities are dedicated…

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Why do we sleep?

‘That we come to this earth to live is untrue. We come but to sleep, to dream.’ – Aztec poem Humans have long wondered why we sleep. A well-rested prehistoric mind probably pondered the question, long before Galileo thought to predict the period of the pendulum or to understand how fast objects fall. Why must we put ourselves into this…

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Share a room with Tracey Emin

Most hotels consider a random collection of prints and local photography an “arts program.” At The Alfond Inn near Rollins College campus in Winter Park, Florida, their arts program features Julie Mehretu, Nicole Eisenman, Hank Willis Thomas, Tracey Emin, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith–top stars of contemporary art with solo shows attracting thousands of visitors at renowned museums around the globe. Read…

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The Catskilled

Travel to countries that have collapsed around the world and one will find post-Apocalyptic worlds. In the former Soviet Union, one can find scores and scores of abandoned and crumbling factories and cities – crumbling ruins testifying to the once great Soviet Union. In America, one can find just one post-Apocalyptic world just outside of New York City:  New York’s…

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Sit up straight

If you think a chair is simply a chair, you might be right.  But there are designers who think beyond the norm, in all walks of life.  It matters in this day of dwindling resources. Salone is the most important furniture event in the world, strongly connected to the city and the design culture. This year we are seeing a…

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You want Mont Blanc?

It’s not all snow, you know . . . Thinking of lacing up your hiking boots to tackle this world-famous circuit? Much like the International Mountain Leader guiding your journey, we’re here to help lead the way and give you valuable insight. Quaint mountain refuges! Epic cable car rides! Massive alpine peaks! So many natural highs await on our Trekking…

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The prettiest French cars

We love automobiles here at Matouring.  Especially European cars.  And even more especially French vehicles.  Por quoi?  They have always seemed to go beyond the pale, seeking smart functionality with undeniable style. Our favourite French marque is Citroën.  From the 2CV to the latest Cactus models, they have never been shy about pushing the envelope. Hotcars.com have their own ideas. …

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You’ve tried the liquor, now try the islands

We would imagine most of you have been to Europe at least once.  And, we’re confident that many of you have visited Portugal, likely Lisbon or Porto.  What a lovely, gentle country it is. But, out on Portugal’s Madeira Islands, the lush archipelago far from the mainland, the North Atlantic ocean has shaped every aspect of life for centuries. Read…

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Simply ask questions

Are you shy?  Maybe out of “the game”?  Have you recently moved to a new location and finding it hard to connect with others? These three strategies can help if you’re looking to make new and meaningful connections. If you check out your social media feeds, you’ll see that you’re probably connected to a lot of people. But how many…

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Are you out of your Vulcan mind?

On some days, you just want to say, “Beam me up, Scotty! There’s no intelligent life here.” And when those days arrive, Scotty’s transporter is waiting in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, halfway between Calgary and Lethbridge. The Canadian Pacific originally named the town for the Roman god of fire, but the citizens had a better idea.  Read more here courtesy of…

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A feast, at least

The doors are starting to open.  We’re able to walk outside again.  It’s no longer a scary proposition to visit our friends and family.  Covid hasn’t been beaten, but we’re sure beating it down, we humans. And what better way to do this than through food?  Those of us who work probably dread the idea of another video conference, but…

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Yotel!

If you’ve been to London (or the Republic of Ireland, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Australia) you’ll likely know Yo Sushi. A restaurant chain first started in London, Yo Sushi took the popular Asia-originated conveyor belt concept (you grab the plate you want as it passes) and tweaked it a bit for audiences in other countries. …

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