Fly into Portland, one of America’s most food-obsessed restaurant meccas. The 120-mile car ride from PDX to the Salishan Resort will take a couple of hours, and there’s no better way to break that up than by stopping at a few wineries on the way in the fertile, alluvial Willamette Valley. Argue amongst yourselves if you insist, but you’re not going to find superior pinot noir anywhere else on the planet. Among the 500 plus vineyards in Oregon Wine Country you might consider stop...
A good indication of how much one enjoyed a vacation comes when it’s time to depart. There are occasions when you feel ready to head back home, and others when you’re not. I could have stayed another couple of days in Bermuda.
Marcus Samuelsson is a serious guy. And a serious talent. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, he has achieved success and fame in America as a chef, restaurateur, and television personality. Nilou Motamed, global food, travel, and lifestyle expert, says: “Marcus brims with the kind of unbridled enthusiasm that you don’t often see. When you combine talent, charm, style, and genuine kindness — as Marcus does inimitably — you’re bound for greatness.”