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Where to go wine tasting in Idaho

Where to go wine tasting in Idaho

When I told a family friend that I was going to Idaho to tour the state’s wine regions, he responded with a snarky quip: “I didn’t know they make potato wine.” After a weekend filled with tastings at nine wineries, I never did find that potato wine. I did, however, get a taste of why …

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Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park

Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park

If you do a search of where to travel in Kenya, Tsavo East National Park doesn’t appear at the top of the list. But a few months ago, my husband and I chose it over more famous Kenyan game parks, and it was worth the gamble. Tsavo East offers more affordable and intimate game drives, …

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Burning Man asks to stop burning

Burning Man asks to stop burning

Burning Man wouldn’t be Burning Man without a few flames. But setting fire to artwork at the festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is not without its issues. In a Medium post from July 2019, festival organizers announced plans “to become carbon negative, sustainably manage waste, and be ecologically regenerative by 2030.” Although Burning Man …

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Greta Thunberg to cross Atlantic

Greta Thunberg to cross Atlantic

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s determination to boycott airplanes has inspired millions around the world, but unfortunately, it also makes it difficult for her to travel. To reach the US, she traveled from Sweden by yacht and has since used trains and an electric car. After speaking in the US, Thunberg had intended to continue on …

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Best street art in Amsterdam

Best street art in Amsterdam

There are many things we associate with Amsterdam: the tiny canal houses, the sheer number of bikes and tourists, the lingering smell of marijuana hanging in the air. Another defining characteristic of the Dutch capital is its street art. Explore beyond the confines of the immediate city center, and you’ll find random letters scrawled across …

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How to visit the British Museum

How to visit the British Museum

The British Museum is immense. You could spend months trying to see and learn about the 80,000 objects displayed, but if you’re not a Londoner and can’t pop in daily during your lunch break to have a stroll in the galleries, you’ll need a plan to make your one-day visit worth it. To ensure you …

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Italian schools teach climate change

Italian schools teach climate change

Italy is becoming the first country in the world to require climate change and sustainable development to be taught as part of the curriculum for every grade. It will mainly be taught in civics classes but will also play a role in mathematics, physics, and geography classes. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy’s education minister, told Reuters, “I …

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Australia bushfires reach Sydney

Australia bushfires reach Sydney

Some of the worst bushfires Australia has ever seen have been raging across the country’s east coast since September, destroying homes, closing hundreds of schools, and sparking the evacuations of entire towns. On Tuesday, some bushfires reached the northern suburbs of Sydney, the most populous city in the country, and got only nine miles away …

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Japan’s culinary-themed taxi tours

Japan’s culinary-themed taxi tours

Japan is a land filled with culinary wonders, from straight-from-the-ocean seafood to springy noodles doused in spicy broth. If you’re a voracious eater, a visit will inevitably include food tours and excursions to multiple restaurants. But trying to hit every spot on your itinerary can be overwhelming. One of the best ways to see restaurants …

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How pie crust was invented

How pie crust was invented

Pie is revered in the modern American household. Juicy apples mixed with sugar and cinnamon make much-anticipated appearances in the kitchen throughout fall and winter. Rich, creamy spiced pumpkin and sweet potato pies are delivered on Thanksgiving. Deep burgundy red cherry pies are served on Christmas. Despite their differences, all these pies have one thing …

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