The shakes

London, Beyond the Sauce

One of Europe’s most fermented cities played a fitting host last week to the world’s largest annual gathering of spirits aficionados at London Cocktail Week, where mixologists from 300 bars around the globe convened in The Big Smoke to test their boozy chops.
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Eating Portland

In a city that’s become famous for its gastronomic grandiosity, Portland, Ore.’s annual Feast food festival is among the town’s most coveted tickets — if you have $165 (per event) laying around. For the unencumbered (by wealth) Feast is a bit like Coachella if you live in L.A., a weekend where a certain breed of foodie flees the city as if from a zombie apocalypse. But it’s also about the best way to stroll and sample bites of food from some of the country’s finest chefs.
Big Sur-Prise

Road Tripping the California Coast

California 1 is open again, a development that will once again lure foreign adventurers back to these lush landscapes. But there’s a more interesting way to wander one of America’s finest regions, and it’s the one that made a trip from LA to San Francisco plausible even when the 80-year old byway was out of commission.
Rock-a-bye, baby

The music festival that babysits your kids

Pickathon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and though it has evolved over time, among the founders’ key philosophies is creating a community event. Most adult attendees are hip to the ethos and keep a watchful eye on the kids in their vicinity, related or no.
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Greater Great Britain

Thanks to a weakening pound against the dollar and the euro, tourism in the UK is booming. With record numbers of international visitors to Britain each year, it's best to focus your holiday on mostly off the radar destinations.
Whirling Dervish

The Many Faces of Spain

Road tripping from Spain’s Basque Country in the north to its sunbaked southern shores is a journey through vibrant cultures, fantastic gastronomy and diverse architecture.
Boisean Beer

Boise's Ambitious Festival Showcases its Boom

Even in the middle of Boise’s biggest annual event, walking its downtown streets is still a stroll through a friendly, modest city. You wouldn’t know the metropolitan area’s population grew 3 percent in 2017 — the highest rate of any metro area in the US. Housing prices followed with an 11 percent increase, though residents can still rest easy: home prices are projected to slow to 4 percent this year.
Sauna from the Sky

The New Way to Sweat Like an Old Finn

If any countrymen can lay claim to the right to insist that foreigners strangle themselves to pronounce the most important word all of sauna culture, it’s the Finns.
Farm Fresh

35 Hotels with Food Worth Staying in For

What looks like a hard-to-find taco stand in the hills of rural Baja California Sur is actually a Hilton Los Cabos feast at Tiki’s Farm in Miraflores, featuring hand-pressed corn tortillas and freshly roasted vegetables ground into fragrant salsa molcajete. The farm experience isn’t just for show; the chef sources much of the resort’s produce from Tiki’s. 95 percent of American travelers cite food experiences as a top travel priority, according to the World Food Travel Association’s 2016 Food Travel Monitor.
Lean Back and Listen

Kentucky Blues Run the Game

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival began in 1988 as a free event with a lineup of local bands and a modest 500 attendees. Now nearly 40,000 people attend by its 8th year.
Crispy-skinned porchetta

Oregonians Still Wild About Game

On Sunday, more than 300 chefs, purveyors, and serious food enthusiasts mowed through dozens of small game-inspired plates at the 17th annual Wild About Game festival.
Berrygirl

Experiencing Portland's 'Feast for the Senses'

The sixth annual Feast Portland takes places this weekend at different events across Oregon's largest city. From a carnivore-friendly glorified backyard barbeque to an event called “Vegetables: A Love Story,” the food festival in one of the country’s top culinary destinations is a gourmand’s dream.
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New Music You Probably Haven’t Heard

Pickathon, held each August on an 82-acre farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley, sell a capped 3,500 tickets and treat visitors to a weekend of discovery that is agnostic to the charts.
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Can This Man Cure AIDS?

Dr. Louis Picker has a secret weapon to fight back against the growing AIDS epidemic—it involves herpes.
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Hemp: Weed’s Better Half

Grown for millennia, hemp’s uses are nearly endless—but the industry struggles to get attention compared to its sexier cousin, marijuana.

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