June 2011

A Peek inside the ANA Lounge at Narita Airport, Tokyo

June 27, 2011

One of the best perks of flying business class –besides the extra leg room inflight – is the use of the business class lounge before your flight or in between connections. International carriers tend to have the best lounges. The ANA Lounge at Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan is the perfect example. The Perfect Oasis […]

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Photo Friday: Tokyo Tranquility

June 24, 2011

It’s hard to believe that one can find forested wilderness in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Located just steps from the Harajuku subway station, an entry path into a forest leads visitors to the Meiji Shrine and adjacent Youogi Park. Both make up a large forested area in the heart of Tokyo. As one steps […]

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Destination Discovery: Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon

June 22, 2011

Mountain views and world class pinot noir wines. Just 28 miles southwest of Portland, the small town of Dundee, Oregon serves as the gateway to the Dundee Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) — the epicenter of Oregon pinot noirs. Crimson lava-based soils, higher elevations and warmer nighttime temperatures help make the make the Dundee Hills […]

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Destination Photo of the Week: Where’s this Vineyard?

June 20, 2011

Mountain views and world class pinot noir grapes. Can you name this wine appellation? What city is nearby? Hints: Mountains views are north, east and west. The appellation consists of about 6,500 acres, with more than 1,200 acres of planted vineyards. Be the first to post your answer in comments. Check back on Wednesday for […]

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