Wine

Valencia, the food and wine lover's paradise

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VALENCIA, Spain - There's something for everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and not completely swamped by tourists.

Tipple of Roman emperors, Serbian wines make a comeback

SREMSKI KARLOVCI, Serbia - Legend has it that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus never let his soldiers sit idle, so in peacetime he put them to work planting vineyards in the rolling hills of Alma Mons, present-day Fruska Gora in northern Serbia.

08 Jun 2015

Trip Tips: Japan hotels offer tight space for a tight budget

TOKYO - With Japan's tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are getting creative with a new niche line in stylish but cheap accommodation in bunks, cabins and pods of all shapes and sizes.

05 Jun 2015

Food & Wine names best new U.S. restaurants

NEW YORK - Food & Wine magazine on Thursday handed out its first annual restaurant awards for U.S. eateries which it said "represent some of the most compelling restaurant trends today."

04 Jun 2015

'Paradise for $20': hardy tourists enjoy Venezuela cash bonanza

LOS ROQUES, Venezuela - Fears of being kidnapped or not finding toilet paper are not much of an incentive for a holiday in Venezuela.

04 Jun 2015

Transgender boxing promoter in biggest fight of her life

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the biggest characters in international boxing is back - just weeks after completing the transition from male to female.

03 Jun 2015

Israeli families fleeing rat-race revive once-doomed kibbutzim

DEGANIA ALEF, Israel - This year's harvest was especially merry at Degania Alef, Israel's first kibbutz, founded in 1910 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The community celebrated the birth of 11 children, its largest crop of babies in a quarter century.

03 Jun 2015

Israeli families fleeing rat-race revive once-doomed kibbutzim

DEGANIA ALEF, Israel - This year's harvest was especially merry at Degania Alef, Israel's first kibbutz, founded in 1910 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The community celebrated the birth of 11 children, its largest crop of babies in a quarter century.

02 Jun 2015

Fitness vacations favor fun, adventure over weight loss

NEW YORK - Fitness vacations have ventured far from the fat farm.

11 May 2015

New York chef's first book serves comfort food with a kick

NEW YORK - In his first cookbook, "Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking," celebrity chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy encourages the home cook to be bold, not bland.

05 May 2015