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I began trekking just this year, and am still learning about the whole thing generally. In the end I was searching for an easy trekking trip within North India, and some favorable Thrillophilia reviews me towards this specific Beas Kund trek package. I'd heard about the trek previously and was aware of it's going to be a very popular option for novice trekkers. Invigorated by the positive tone of the reviews overall I decided with the trek. My cousin and I opted to join the trip earlier in March

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Meet The Balanced Winemaker

(L to R) Buzz Olson, Kimberly Olson, Etienne Cowper

It’s really cool when I get to spend some quality time with a really smart winemaker. Such was the case when I sat down with Etienne Cowper, winemaker for Tesoro Winery in Temecula Valley to talk a bit about him, the wines he loves, the region he is such an integral part of, and his summer releases.

Etienne has been a winemaker here, there and everywhere: New Mexico, Napa, and Temecula Valley to name a few. He’s worked at large wineries and small

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Are you an armchair traveler?

We are searching for a few good women with an interest in travel who are avid readers to review travel books and good reads while on the road for our new women’s online travel magazine and community that is about to launch.


If you are interested, send us three writing samples, preferably of published book reviews you’ve written, and a brief paragraph about you and why you like reviewing travel books.


We can’t pay much at this time, but it’s something: $15 per book review, plus the book.


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My Favorite Tastings at Sun Wine Fest 2011

9008591462?profile=originalThis past weekend’s Sun Wine Fest at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino was a bonanza of top chefs demonstrating their skills on stage to packed audiences, a surprising variety of beer & liquor tastings, and of course a vast treasure trove of wine sampling. My strategy for this 2-day event was to spend Saturday roaming at will without an itinerary. I wanted to give myself the “kid-in-the-candy shop” experience first and then get more focused on specific brands on Sunday. This turned out to be smar
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