Vermont Cheese Festival
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Shelburne, VT: Artisan curdsmiths come together on Lake Champlain

Vermont, not surprisingly, has the most cheesemakers per capita in the United States. And for those masters of the curd, the Vermont Cheese Festival, taking place this Sunday, July 24, is Woodstock.

The gustatory part of the festival is headquartered…

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Busnel Calvados Distillery
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Cormeilles, France: How d'ya like them apples?

When it comes to consuming calvados, a little goes a long way.

Actress Helen Hayes nailed it when she wrote (in her autobiography) that "veteran French boozers limit themselves to a tablespoonful, and at that, end up licking policemen and…

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The Giraffe Manor
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Nairobi, Kenya: Up close and personal

The house seems to have been designed for a Merchant and Ivory film. You'll probably be surprised when you don't see Helena Bonham Carter roaming the grounds of this country manor, built in 1932 for a Scottish toffee heir, just…

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Postojna Cave
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Postojna, Slovenia: An underground adventure

Over twelve miles of underground caves are the reason to visit one of Slovenia's biggest attractions.

Not all of those twelve miles are not open to the public. But when you go, you'll see, by walking and via cave train,…

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Bar at the Edificio Bacardi
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Havana, Cuba: A perfect mojito in the old Bacardi offices' private bar

So you're bashing about Havana, and you get a sudden craving for a mojito. (It happens.)

You could hit Hemingway's old haunts, like the Hotel Ambos Mundos, and gaze out at the town from the rooftop bar. Or the…

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