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Travel Light: 5 Great American Road Trips

From California valleys to the blue alpine lakes of Montana, the golden fall foliage of Vermont and the storied rock n’ roll roots of Tennessee, we’re constantly inspired by America’s spectacular landscapes.

Checking In 101: How to Arrive in Central America and Southern Italy

Planes, trains and automobiles. After the long journey, it’s all about the arrival. That feeling of finally landing at your destination, and then being ushered inside warm accommodations.

Now Booking: 5 Perfect Fall Girlfriend Getaways

Sure, everyone loves a family sojourn or a romantic getaway, but how about a road trip your best gal pals? In celebration of the crisp season, below are five stops to share a memorable fall weekend.

All-Story Magazine Fall 2017

The magazine staff is thrilled to announce the release of the Fall 2017 edition of Zoetrope: All-Story, designed by the acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach.

Counting Crows to Headline “For the Love of Sonoma” North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert

The Family Coppola in Partnership with BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center will host a Fundraising Concert with Proceeds Benefiting North Bay Fire Relief Fund & Noma Gives

In Pursuit of Passion: Amie and Jolie Sikes of the Junk Gypsy Company

For most of the year, the sleepy, rural community of Round Top, Texas is home to 90 residents, a dot on the map halfway between Houston and Austin. But during the legendary bi-annual Texas Antiques Week, 100,000 people and 2,500 vendors cram into every field, barn, and dance hall in the tiny Texas town for a raucous spree of “junk therapy.”

Fall Forward: Where To Welcome The Harvest

With autumn’s arrival, we welcome crisp air, golden foliage, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, salty oysters, warm apple pie and a bevy of wine and craft beer offerings. Why not plan a weekend around fall’s harvest? Below, a sampling of festivals to usher in the season.

Shakshuka: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Shakshuka is one of those meals that is so easy you can’t believe how delicious it is. It’s a perfectly simple meal for a weeknight dinner or a quick way into a warm weekend lunch. It’s filling, comforting, sweet and spicy.

From Jungle to Seaside: Sipping Wine in Belize

From leafy jungle to tranquil turquoise sea, landing in Central America is the best of both worlds. Welcome to Belize, home to natural beauty, sleepy local villages, ancient Mayan ruins and teeming with wildlife (just ask the resident howler monkeys and scarlet macaws). And now, there’s a new 8-day winemaker’s trip to The Family Coppola Hideaways, starting at Blancaneaux Lodge (3 nights) and ending at Turtle Inn (4 nights). 

In Pursuit of Passion: Kate T. Parker

Few coffee table books can sustain a reader’s interest for the duration of a cross country flight. Then again, Strong is the New Pretty isn’t your average coffee table book. On a recent flight from Los Angeles to Boston, I found myself captivated for hours by the striking photography and charmed by the brave and vulnerable quotes from the girls featured on each page.

Starry Nights: Where To Gaze at the Big Cosmos

No matter what time of year, camping around the United States is pitch perfect for tents, vintage Airstreams and RV’s, s’mores over toasty bonfires and the occasional camp song (preferably with a banjo in hand).

Newport Folk Festival

Wow. That’s all I can really say about our time at the Newport Folk Festival this year. For those of you that don’t know, the Newport Folk Festival is a music festival taking place over a long weekend at Fort Adams, which is right on the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island.

Summer Release: Latest issue of All-Story features design by Jeff Bridges

The magazine staff is thrilled to announce the release of the Summer 2017 edition of Zoetrope: All-Story, designed by Jeff Bridges, the Oscar-winning actor, producer, musician, author, social activist, and artist.

New ‘Convivial’ Dinner at Blancaneaux Lodge a Truly Unique Experience

The Family Coppola Hideaways’ Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize is excited to offer a truly unique dining experience where guests can partake in a “convivial dinner” offered twice weekly in the property’s organic garden.

In Pursuit of Passion - Eleanor Coppola

The surname “Coppola” has, over the past five decades, become associated with legendary American filmmaking. In Hollywood, the Coppola family name is uttered with certain reverence by those working in the film industry. In all, five generations of the Coppola family have thus far been involved in aspects of filmmaking, from acting to directing to composing music for films, creating a monolithic presence in the crowded Hollywood environment.

Citrus Tart

Summer seems to be a season when every ounce of time is planned. Warm Saturdays and Sundays are for weddings and boat trips and pool parties. Everyone wants to get the most out of the fleeting days and create memories to get them through the colder months. Listen, I love a good picnic, pool party and beach day, but I also love a warm summer day spent on my own with things that I love.

Oodles and Oodles of Sesame Noodles

Summer in the city: humidity radiates from everything, and somehow even the most powerful A/C doesn’t hold up to the pudding like coating that you acquire when you walk down the street in July.  

In Pursuit of Passion - Jennifer Snyder

The pursuit of passions, creativity, and curiosity has been a driving force for Jennifer E. Snyder throughout her life and her career - a listen to one episode of her popular podcast, Creating Your Own Path, will make that clear. With over 100 episodes in the archives, Snyder is a podcasting veteran, but she’s not one to be satisfied with the status quo and her drive to serve as a catalyst for lively and thought-provoking conversation is evident in both the podcast and in her book, 100 Days of Discussion

In Pursuit of Passion - Emily Jeffords

As an artist, Emily Jeffords produces her signature stunning landscapes, which evoke a powerful sense of calm and serenity. As a wife and mother, Jeffords is thoughtful, compassionate, and dedicated to nurturing her family’s needs and wants. In person, Jeffords is lively, light-hearted, and quick to magnanimously point out the achievements of others. In her writing, however, you begin to see the fullest picture of Jeffords emerge.

Always Bring the Adventure

This summer, there is absolutely no doubt that you will be invited to a barbeque (or four). We wanted to make sure that you were armed with a few super easy crowd pleasers that are sure to get a few “ooohs” and even more “aahs.” So this summer, leave the macaroni salad at home. 

BottleRock – Sunday, May 28

The fairground was amazingly right smack in the middle of downtown Napa, not in a parking lot miles away from all humanity. The convenience of it all had me hooked before we even walked in.

BottleRock – Saturday, May 27

BottleRock.  The word had me excited for months.  As someone who has lived, played and worked in wine country I shamefully had never been to experience it before.

BottleRock – Friday, May 26

Summer 2017 arrived in Wine Country on Friday, May 26th at approximately 12:00pm with the first strums of the guitar from local band Serf and James

In Pursuit of Passion - Bridget Sprague of Hell Yeah Projects

Her years spent in the brand strategy trenches had given Bridget the gift of skilled listening. Using this tool, she turned her attention to her truest passion: leading those who yearn for something bigger/better/more.

In Pursuit of Passion - Anne Weil of Flax & Twine

Anne Weil has every right to be too busy for interviews. With a steady stream of projects featured on Martha Stewart, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, Molly Makes, Sweet Paul magazine, and more, a thriving blog, a best-selling book, not to mention the hop-scotching across the country she does teaching classes, Anne has precious little time to chit chat. When you see her work, in some ways it’s so perfect, so impossibly chic and modern, that you expect her to be remote and reserved. But there isn’t much about Anne that follows expectation.