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Louisville bourbon bars: Master distiller Marianne Barnes' favorites

Louisville bourbon bars: Master distiller Marianne Barnes' favorites

“Drink it however you like it,” says master distiller Marianne Barnes. “Bourbon purists would shame you for putting bourbon in Coke, but if that’s how you’re going to start to develop an appreciation for the flavors, maybe you start there and then move into some craft cocktails, maybe try a nice old fashioned, and move […]

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region’s least-visited countries.

Things to do in Louisville: The can't-miss spots

Things to do in Louisville: The can't-miss spots

Crowds pack the ‘Ville for the Kentucky Derby the first weekend in May, but bourbon-fueled delights await year-round. A dynamic culinary scene and rapidly growing lineup of urban bourbon attractions round out the rich arts and cultural offerings, with none-too-shabby shopping options to boot. From a fabled horse race to the greatest of all time, […]

Mauritius: The island where food is everywhere

Mauritius: The island where food is everywhere

It’s a globe-spanning display of produce that migrated here along the paths of the sailing ships that brought settlers, slaves and servants to Mauritius. “It’s a melting pot, curry from India, noodles from China,” says Linzy Bacbotte, a Mauritian singer and advocate of Creole culture. “It’s very colorful, all the spices. And if you want […]

Successful test flight for electric air taxi

Successful test flight for electric air taxi

The prototype two-seater Lilium Jet, a compact and lightweight electric plane capable of vertical take off and landing, completed an unmanned test earlier this month. That’s given its German creators the green light to forge ahead with plans for a five-seat production model designed for air taxi and ride-sharing services — or what sounds like […]

5 idyllic private island retreats

5 idyllic private island retreats

A private island, where you’re secluded from all but a handful of staff and fellow guests, may be just what the doctor ordered. Here are four tropical, and one not-so-tropical, island getaways where you can escape and unwind. One of the most famous and over-the-top private islands is this Caribbean compound owned by Sir Richard […]

10 women every foodie should know

10 women every foodie should know

As with many awards, the winners have traditionally been dominated by the men running fine dining restaurants around the country. Of the 361 awards handed out over 27 years, only 81 have been taken home by women. The 2017 ceremony is being held May 1 in Chicago, and it looks like times are changing. This […]

Why China's craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

Why China's craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

But no one knew how its ancient beer was made — until in 2015 a team of archaeologists from Stanford University conducted studies on a primitive brewery discovered on a Neolithic site in China. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. It all started in 2006. While […]

The most extreme adventures on Earth

The most extreme adventures on Earth

But it’s still possible to break loose from the rut and get experiences that are beyond the ordinary. (Indeed, some of these are arguably insane.) Spanning multiple continents and oceans, these adventures will make you feel alive… albeit in some cases terrified you might not be among the living much longer. Every July, Pamplona offers […]

The new bookstore bringing magic to Brooklyn

The new bookstore bringing magic to Brooklyn

Some visitors may come to visit the Brooklyn Museum of Art or stroll through Prospect Park. It may seem unlikely, but this spring a humble bookstore is set to become one of Brooklyn’s newest attractions. Of course, this is not just any bookstore, but one with indie cred, literary roots and a fan base that […]