Montagne de Reims Champagne region in France

Getting the Most Out of Champagne on Your France Vacation

Any self-respecting “bubbly” drinker knows it’s not “Champagne” unless it comes from the Champagne region of north-eastern France. The area makes an easy enough addition to your Western Europe trip, but it requires some preparation, and in most cases, advance reservations. Many Champagne houses have a long and proud heritage with reputations stretching around the globe. […]

Cup of Turkish Salep, Turkey cropped

DRINK RECIPE: Turkish Salep

Good news for those who don’t like winter… we’ve made it through the halfway point! Weather wise, it’s been a tough season so far for most of North America. While some take advantage of the winter activities on offer, others desperately upload gorgeous beach images as their desktop wallpaper to help get themselves through it […]

Top view of Naxos Island, Greece

Beyond Santorini: Underrated Getaways on a Greece Vacation

For thousands of years, Greece has attracted people with its ancient history, golden beaches, deep-blue waters, volcanic landscapes, and endless opportunity for sunny idylls. It’s impossible not to be taken with the historical masterworks of Athens, the beautiful white-washed homes of Santorini, or the famous party beaches of Mykonos, which promise endless fun in as […]