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These 10 restaurants are elevating Park City's culinary scene

These 10 restaurants are elevating Park City's culinary scene

Published in USA Today

In Park City, Utah, new restaurants and creative menus are arriving on the scene, along with inventive chefs who are adding their own unique style to the area’s gastronomic offerings.

Chef Zane Holmquist is the vice president of food and beverage operations at the luxurious Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley. He explains that the dining options in the area have been enhanced greatly in recent years and the restaurants offer exceptional menus all year long.

Chefs at sea: What it's like to run a restaurant on a cruise ship

Chefs at sea: What it's like to run a restaurant on a cruise ship

Published in USA Today

For many cruise passengers, dining is an essential part of the voyage. And cruise ships today serve up quality culinary options that provide guests with enriching experiences onboard.

For the expert (and celebrity) chefs who create the menus for these literal moving feasts, having a restaurant at sea affords an array of opportunities, as well as challenges (think safety, space and sourcing concerns). Here, they offer their perspectives on creatively cooking at sea.

Where to hit the culinary jackpot in Atlantic City

Where to hit the culinary jackpot in Atlantic City

Published in the New York Post

Like a hot shooter at the dice table, the Atlantic City restaurant scene is on a proverbial roll. Whether you crave a taste of classics from “Boardwalk Empire” or a modern meal from a culinary superstar, this shore town runs the gamut when it comes to gastronomy.

10 of the best places to eat in Palm Springs

10 of the best places to eat in Palm Springs

Published in USA Today

Known as a favorite Southern California desert escape, Palm Springs has recently become a culinary oasis as well.

Gabriel Woo, chef at the Barn Kitchen says, "It is a very exciting time for the Palm Springs food scene. As the area introduces more events and activities to draw a variety of experience-seekers, the food scene is becoming more chef-oriented, leading to diverse cuisines at the helm of talented, industry-conscious, socially involved individuals."

Hikes for your next vacation: Scenic treks in National Parks across the United States

Hikes for your next vacation: Scenic treks in National Parks across the United States

From leisurely strolls to strenuous treks, national parks across the USA provide plenty of reasons to break out those hiking boots and start exploring. These outdoor natural playgrounds offer everything for fun day hikes or rugged adventures, including wildlife sightings, dramatic scenery and lots of bucolic calorie-burning experiences.

Plan your summer beach vacation: Legendary Boardwalks in the USA

Plan your summer beach vacation: Legendary Boardwalks in the USA

For passionate beachgoers, summer vacation is synonymous with oceanfront boardwalks that offer stunning views of the dunes, beaches and crashing waves. Featuring fun amusement rides, eclectic shops, cool cafes, live music and carefree summertime traditions, these boardwalks have become popular destinations with their own sun-soaked personalities, characterized by the sweet and salty combined aromas of fresh popcorn, cotton candy, French fries, pizza and other delectable and local treats.  

Retro vibe intact at refurbed Queen Kapiolani

Retro vibe intact at refurbed Queen Kapiolani

Published in Travel Weekly

The newly refurbished Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Waikiki exudes a cool, casual vibe. Open, airy and light-filled, the lobby of this recently renovated property welcomes guests with a fresh ambience enhanced with ocean breezes and bright Hawaiian artwork.

Greek Classics: Embrace island time on Santoríni, Crete and Rhodes

Greek Classics: Embrace island time on Santoríni, Crete and Rhodes

Published in Global Traveler USA

With so many picturesque and enchanting Greek islands to choose from, it can be a bit daunting to select just one charming locale for a getaway. Of the 227 inhabited islands in Greece (of nearly 6,000), these three favorite destinations offer unforgettably authentic yet diverse experiences: Santoríni, Crete and Rhodes.

Guinness kept this secret brewery closed to the public for a century

Guinness kept this secret brewery closed to the public for a century

Published in USA Today

Last year alone, almost 1.5 million people visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, but only a fraction of them – mostly local beer enthusiasts and a few in-the-know travelers – entered the iconic brewery’s secret experimental brewpub within Guinness’ sprawling headquarters at St. James Gate.

Where to eat in Napa, according to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Where to eat in Napa, according to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Published in USA Today

If we could harness the seemingly everlasting energy of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, it might be quite possible to light up a small city – with extra power to spare. 

Where to eat in New Orleans, according to Emeril Lagasse

Where to eat in New Orleans, according to Emeril Lagasse

Published in USA Today

Chef Emeril Lagasse is known worldwide for his innovative dishes, award-winning restaurants and overall exuberance. As one of the original celebrity chefs, Emeril has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network throughout his career. Most recently, in 2016, he launched an original series on Amazon, called Eat the Word with Emeril Lagasse.

Spa Profile: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas

Spa Profile: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas

Published in DaySpa

Situated in the picturesque Austin, Texas, hill country and adjacent to the Balconies Canyonlands nature preserve, Lake Austin Spa Resort is a rustically elegant destination with 40 luxuriously designed guest rooms overlooking the scenic landscape. With private porches and waterfront views, all rooms are mere steps away from the 25,000-square-foot LakeHouse Spa, which offers more than 100 diverse services and treatments that combine traditional and modern techniques.