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March 13, 2016
view of city
“Watch out—there’s a lot of money here,” says my guide, Merab, with a smile. “You will get very rich.” In the former Soviet of republic of Georgia, when you walk through cow dung, you supposedly become wealthy. I sidestep the muck and continue behind Merab up a steep, rocky trail, past the small village of Gergeti. The odor is foul.
March 6, 2016
The Langhe wine region in Piedmont, in northwest Italy, is famous for Barolo and Barbaresco—complex, brick-hued reds made from the late-ripening Nebbiolo vines planted in the area’s clay-rich soil.
February 14, 2016
golf course
Out here in the deep frontier of Montana, there’s a clear sense of where you are. Wide open spaces. Rugged, mountainous terrain. Deep lakes. Crystalline skies. This is a world that seems custom made for skiing, hunting, fishing and golf.
January 19, 2016
Man in kayak
I dipped my paddle into the crystal-clear saltwater shallows and set off a series of minor explosions. Instantly, a dozen elegant, squawking great egrets leaped into the air from a grove of leathery-leafed mangroves. Then a school of silvery baby tarpon erupted, splashing beneath the prehistoric-looking, reddish-orange dangling roots.
January 18, 2016
Restaurant in the jungle
Usually, eating out is all about being part of a restaurant’s bustle and ambiance. Maybe, too, about being seen. But sometimes, the goal is different. For special occasions, the best seats in the house aren’t necessarily at booth No. 1 or the table with the sweeping view of the dining room.
January 17, 2016
BMW i8
When I was growing up, I loved the Back to the Future films—particularly the second one in which Doc and Marty traveled forward in time to 2015. The future looked amazing, especially because of the cars, which contrasted dramatically with what was on the road when the movie first appeared. Not to mention, they could fly and hover!
December 13, 2015
St. Augustine Photo: Fotolia
September marked the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continually occupied European settlement in America. The thriving, quirky city of 14,000 is a tourist magnet, and not just because of its historic landmarks and vintage buildings.
December 8, 2015
Photographer and frequent BJT contributor Bill Bernstein has been garnering accolades for his new coffee-table book, which documents a unique period in New York City nightlife.
November 12, 2015
 World’s Best Chocolate – Chocohappy
Puzzled about what to buy that difficult-to-please friend, ­family member or business associate? Whether your gift recipient is sporty or chic, a brainiac or a daredevil, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find ideas here to make anyone on your list feel special.
November 12, 2015
You can dine indoors or out at Santiago, Chile’s D.O. Restorán, whose menu reports the source of every fish, piece of meat and vegetable. (PHOTO: Diego Varas)
D.O. Restorán, the initials stand for for “designation of origin”—is the brainchild of one of Chile’s most acclaimed chefs, Juan Morales.


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