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The ‘Pearl’ of San Antonio

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In every city I visit, I zero in on a place—usually a coffee shop or wine bar—that becomes my touchstone for finding the local rhythm. I’ll see the same regulars, order the same drink, and start to get an inkling of what it’s like to call that city home. In San Antonio, I found my sweet spot at Bakery…

More to Remember in Alamo City

San Antonio, Texas, has long been known as the site of the infamous showdown at the Alamo, but the sophisticated city is attracting attention for a lot more these days. A recent $358 million River Walk face-lift connects visitors to downtown and new businesses and outdoor works projects along the river inject new life into this American classic.

A Valley for All Seasons

On a recent road trip, a friend remarked that the Hudson Valley carries us through the seasons, and that each one draws us back for a different purpose. Promises of the perfect “fall” day may have drawn me here in the first place, but I now return for the quaint shops, historical treasures, and sophisticated dining. There’s always something new to discover.

A Hudson Valley Feast

Traveler contributing editor Margaret Loftus eats her way through the bounty in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley is known for many things–Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home, the Vanderbilt Mansion, lots of wineries–but my husband and I recently went there to check out the food scene I’d heard so much about. This fertile swath of…

Culinary Conquests

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Calling all food enthusiasts: Wake up and smell the oregano. The Culinary Institute of America has recently designed five food-centric getaways that won’t leave you hungry. The CIA “Sophisticated Palate,” a selection of epicurean adventures that offer lectures on cooking techniques, traditions, food and wine pairing, and of course, wine tasting, encourages its guests to…