Ocean-going condominiums allow wealthy owners to keep traveling without ever leaving home.

The World is a 12-deck residential mega yacht where 150 families own 165 condominiums worth $2 million to $15 million each depending on their size. Owners enjoy an idyllic lifestyle of Michelin-level dining, cocktail lounging, fitness/spa menus and guest lecturers who include Nobel laureates. The World will sail to more than 90-plus ports on six continents in 2024. Residents vote to set the itinerary. A new fleet of ocean-going condos is being built to compete. Could be a great investment…for a millionaire. Read More

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Maybe it Isn’t The Worst Thing to Spend Time in These Airports

There are over 40,000 airports worldwide where passengers are likely to spend multiple hours before their departures. That assumes that the flight is on time, which it’s often not. Not many travelers enjoy sitting around a packed airport waiting anxiously. Fortunately, a growing number of airports today are taking steps to provide a more pleasing experience, attracting in the process many people who aren’t even ticketed passengers.

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Vietnam: A Hot, Humid Country that Loves Cold Beer

Drinking beer is woven into the social fabric of Vietnam. At family affairs and business lunches, impromptu meetings and private karaoke parties, beer flows like water. Cartons of beer — Saigon Special and Bia Hanoi, 333 and Larue, 24 cans to a box — balance in towering store displays and on the backs of motorbikes that careen through swarming traffic en route to their final destinations. A 2022 survey reported that Vietnam’s annual per capita beer consumption is 41.6 liters (over 11 gallons), or about 125 standard-sized cans per person.

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Tempranillo’s Journey From Medieval Spain to Modern North America

Tempranillo’s tale begins during the Middle Ages, a turbulent yet transformational period for Spanish viticulture. As the Moors retreated south, the Christian reconquest brought a resurgence of wine production across the Iberian Peninsula. In the wake of Islam’s retreat, people could enjoy drinking again. Historians speculate that the Tempranillo grape was cultivated by monastic orders,…