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Mindy Joyce

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It only took watching Diane Lane speed down the Amalfi Coast road towards Positano to convince me to go to Southern Italy, and that particular scene in Under the Tuscan Sun still wows me every time. With an aerial view of the sparkling Mediterranean, the dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs; the series of small sundrenched towns; and the windy road that weaves between – the entire scene had me sold. If anyone still didn’t know about Positano, they certainly would after watching that film. [Read more…]

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Mindy Joyce

At Appleton Estate

Getting to know your rum goes way beyond sipping Piña Coladas and Mojitos at a fancy resort – especially when you have the chance to spend a few hours with Joy Spence, the Master Blender at Appleton Estate in Jamaica. [Read more…]

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With my Citroen in Biarritz, France

If you’re a sun seeker like me, the extra amount you’ll pay to be there during peak season is worth every penny. And if you’re thinking about a summer getaway but are not sure where to start, here are a few quick tips for booking your own European escape: [Read more…]

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A computer quietly monitors the fermentation tanks

What intrigued me to start with was that the winery is actually carved inside a mountain. There really isn’t anything to see from the outside. Also, it is built specifically to incorporate an innovative gravity-flow method in its winemaking process. The grapes travel from the first floor to the bottom floors in a process that is gentler on them, and tends to better hold the flavors of the fruit. [Read more…]

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A Qantas A380 flying over Sydney Lot18

Being in the travel business, hundreds of people at this point have told me they’ve “always wanted to go,” but the distance to the Land Down Under seems overwhelming to many Americans. I’ve found, however, that this tends to be more of a mindset, because when you think about how quickly people jump on flights to Singapore, London, Rome or Dubai, it makes me wonder if it’s more about flying south than east or west. [Read more…]

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