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Tim Wendelboe – Oslo

Located on an unassuming street corner in the Grünerløkka neighboorhood, Tim Wendelboe is considered to be not just one of the best coffee houses in Oslo, but in the world. How serious is Tim Wendelboe about coffee?  Very.  It’s much more than just about a retail coffee outlet.  It’s about educating people on coffee, sustainability and social responsibility.  It’s about helping …

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Hotel Cervo – Zermatt

Hotel Cervo - Zermatt

Hotel Cervo is one of the top hotels in Zermatt.  It's location is perfect, the rooms are exquisite and the staff, phenomenal. Location: Hotel Cervo is located towards the south end of town, right at the Sunnegga lift train.  The ski run empties out right in front of the hotel as well.  It's super convenient.  If you're skiing or mountain biking, …

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Dark Energy Reservoir

Dark Energy Reservoir Image

Back in January, we started testing of the Dark Energy Reservoir to use as a backup charging source for our iPads and iPhones while traveling.  The results are in and we're thrilled. Overall:  This charger worked like a champ.  It charged quickly, efficiently and lasted forever.  If you don't have one of these and you travel, you're crazy.  We won't …

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Herkimer Coffee – Seattle

 Right up front, in the interest of full disclosure, we’ve never stepped foot in any of the Herkimer coffee locations.  But, we know their coffee is some of the best you can get. We first had Herkimer espresso at Crema here in Denver.  We were hooked.  We instantly became an online customer.  Herkimer coffee spends more time in our espresso …

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Barista – Portland

Barista Portland is hands down the best coffee in the city.  Every time we visit Portland, we visit Barista.  Sometimes more than once a day.  It’s that good. Serving coffee and espresso from various roasters, everything here is alway top notch.  The service is always friendly and everyone here is extremely knowledge about coffee.  I don’t think you could stump …

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Blue Bottle Coffee – San Francisco/NYC

Blue Bottle Coffee has some of the best coffee.  Ever.  Anywhere.  As the Village Voice says, its “Coffee as Crack”.  Starting in San Francisco, but now having spread to New York City, it continues to grow and for good reason.  This coffee is that good. Blue Bottle Coffee serves all of it’s coffee within 48 hours of roasting.  With roasting …

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La Colombe Coffee – NYC

Wow!  We were extremely impressed with La Colombe Coffee.  This is some of the best espresso in New York City.  We stumbled on the SOHO location, looked it up on Yelp! and decided we’d give it a try.  And, we’re glad we did.  Whether you like straight up espresso, lattes or other espresso based drinks, you’ll love it.  Better than …

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Four Seasons Sharm el Sheikh – Egypt

Wow.That's the best word to describe the Four Seasons at Sharm El Sheikh.  The Four Seasons Sharm is an oasis of calm in the desert.  It's one of those places where you don't really care if you ever leave the resort.  It's that good.  We visited here in late November, during the midst of the turmoil in Cairo. The Sinai …

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Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, NM

The Inn of the Five Graces is simply put, amazing.  24 unique rooms, no two alike,  spread on both sides of the street in a myriad of historic buildings, dating back to the 1600s. Another big plus is free parking (almost impossible to find in downtown Santa Fe) and a no gratuity policy. LocationIf you've been to Santa Fe before, …

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Erletxe Casa Rural – Laguardia, Spain

Casa Rural Erletxe - City Entrance

If you're planning a multi-day trip to the Rioja region of Spain, this is where you want to stay.  In fact, you'll probably never want to leave!  And what about the name?  Erletxe is Euskerian (Basque) for "Bee House".  Maria raises bees a few miles away at the foot of the Santa Cantabria mountains.  She has a "honey room" just …

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