It’s the mix of sweet, savory and spicy — and a hankering for culinary adventures — that keeps drawing me back to San Diego’s restaurants. Quality food and intriguing tastes distinguish my favorite places, where high-ranking chefs have descended en masse in recent years.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Call it the ultimate wine challenge: choosing bottles that will travel from winery to storage to airport to airline and still fly right, 35,000 feet in the sky. At its annual Wines on the Wing competition held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in Manhattan this spring, Global Traveler amassed 151 wines submitted by 31 airlines offering international, long-haul, business-class service. The wines were served in coded glasses to 34 prominent wine judges. The goal? To find the airline with the best “wines on the wing.”