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A Tasting Menu for Piedmont, Italy
Taste of Place | By Rich Bettinger, Apr 9, 2014 08:56 am

As someone who spent 20 years working in restaurants before “graduating” to travel, I find food to be very near and dear to my heart. Having married a caterer and cooking instructor, I’ve spent more hours than I care to calculate sampling Moscatos, savoring pork tenderloins, and slicing into freshly baked brioches. So I was more than a little bit excited when I got the opportunity to travel to Piedmont, Italy this past fall. For years, the region has been virtually synonymous with unparalleled artisanal foods, world-class wines, and once-in-a-lifetime restaurants. When I arrived, I discovered a feast beyond my imagining—a seven course adventure through one of Italy’s most delectable regions...

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4 Surprising Plants to Use For Wilderness First Aid

4 Surprising Plants to Use For Wilderness First Aid

Believe it or not, quick thinking and a little bit of botany can help you in a pinch when you’re on the trail. Avid naturalist and certified Métis guide Brenda Holder shared with us some of her favorite tricks and tips for “herbal first aid,” and, I’ve got to say, they’re pretty compelling. You can read all about them—and many more—in her new e-book, Wild First Aid. Of course, it goes without saying that, should you run into a mishap on the trail, you should seek out professional medical help as soon as possible. Here are her tips...

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A Cavalcade of Six-Word Travel Memoirs, CW Blog

A Cavalcade of Six-Word Travel Memoirs

We launched our Six Word Travel Memoir Contest last month as part of the kickoff to our 35th Anniversary Celebration, and, at the outset, we weren’t sure what kind of response to expect. We were excited to hear more of your perspective on travel and intrigued to find out where your creativity took you. And you—our dedicated CW guests and fans—delivered the goods! To date, we’ve received over 80 submissions of people’s hyper-condensed travel experiences, with more coming in every day. We’re excited to announce our first monthly winner: Deborah Matthews, a CW Encore member who has enjoyed five trips with us! Her entry was selected at random to win a $50 Gift Card to Amazon.com.

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