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Italy, with a Touch of France and a Pinch of Spain

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Anchored in the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and set beneath the pyroclastic eyes of Mount Etna, lies the aging island of Sicily. The sovereign Italian region—famed for its poetry and painted wooden carts—was first...
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Surfing Duo Make Breakfast Waves

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No shirt, no shoes … no problem. In fact, if you are indeed wearing sandals, kick them off, toss your surfboard in the pile, and pull up a plastic chair. You won’t find formal dining at Playa Tamarindo’s Breakfast Grinds. On the contrary, you’ll discover a cache of locals milling over bottomless coffee and digging into stacks of hotcakes at the...
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Out For Dinner? No, Gone Fishing

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It isn’t often you arrive at a new seafood bistro, dressed for a casual evening out, only to be handed a fishing rod, stocked with chicken bait, and directed to the backyard pond. But if you want dinner at Rob and Rena Willis’ place, that’s precisely what to expect. Whether you bring your own rod or use one of the lines on site, dining at...