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April 2, 2012
Lessons in the Turkish Riviera

Lessons in the Turkish Riviera

You’ve heard of St. Tropez and Capri. You’ve been to Palma and Mykonos. But what about Bodrum? For years now Turkey’s Aegean coast has been “The Next Big Thing.” Well, it’s not ‘next’ anymore, and Aida Tours will show you the best it has to offer.

Bodrum’s picturesque historic center is home not only to a fantastical medieval castle and a lively downtown promenade lined with bars and café, it is also a hub for international jet setters, whose sailboats and yachts litter the harbor. From here, you can set out on a legendary Blue Cruise down the Aegean coast, past isolated coves and forgotten ruins.

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April 2, 2012
Lessons in Rustic France

Lessons in Rustic France

Local, sustainable, seasonal: these may be buzzwords in American food circles, but in the South of France they’re just implicit. And at Hotel Crillon le Brave, perched above the fertile fields of Provence, they’re a way of life.

Situated at the heart of Provence, the village of Crillon-le-Brave offers easy access to many of the region’s loveliest villages – and, of course, most outstanding food and wine. Take a day trip through the vineyards of Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Séguret before heading to truly hallowed ground among the legendary wineries of Châteauneuf du Pape.

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