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Relais Bernard Loiseau

I’m an unabashed Francophile, a former French teacher and a frequent traveler to France. After seven trips to Burgundy, traveling by car and on barge and riverboat cruises with my late husband or with friends, I returned alone, last September, to experience the vendange (grape harvest). I was in the vineyards and wine cellars at […]

Food for Thought in Portland, Maine

“I wish this was our bedroom.” So said my husband after settling into The Francis after a quick 1.5-hour drive to Portland, Maine, from Boston. It would have been longer on the road in the summer, but hey, there are benefits to taking daytrips to seaside towns during the offseason. For one, there’s more time […]

Seeing Green With Seattle Dining

We are at Estates Wine Room and Double Canyon winemaker Kate Michaud just described one of her vintages as the “sensation of being in a waterbed.” It moves, it’s got a certain depth, but at the end of swirling around, you hit the bottom and are enveloped. For those not up on their sniffing and quaffing […]

Dietary Restriction-Friendly Dining for Families in Philly

Tourists traveling into the city of Brotherly Love often head straight for Center City. There’s great shopping, dining, theaters and historic attractions at every corner, so it makes sense, but with such a walkable city spreading far and wide, we have a list of healthy dining options worth seeking out. Whether your family is primarily […]

Austin’s Terrific Taco Trek

Texas is big when it comes to crowd-pleasing and family-friendly food, and while steaks, Tex-Mex dishes, chili and barbecue reign supreme in much of the state, in trendy Austin, tacos are front and center. As tacos offer something for every taste and are budget-friendly, what better way to explore Austin than with a “taco trek”? […]

Deals on Foodie Tours

Tours through the vibrant cultures and cuisines of Europe are populated regularly by families and travelers, and for good reason — they’re a great way to experience world-famous sites, sounds and tastes without all the work of planning and organizing yourself. In an effort to make it even easier to experience, for a limited time, CIE […]