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WINTER 2018

DISCOVERING IRELAND THREE DAYS IN BUDAPEST

Postcard from Copenhagen | Lobstered out in Maine | Alentejo Portugal | Scotland’s Music Scene


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WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT GREAT JOURNALISM 13 MAJOR AWARDS IN 2018 INCLUDING BEST OF SHOW!

Since our first year, Wine Dine & Travel has earned dozens of awards for everything that makes a great magazine. We’ve won top awards in every key category, including editorial, design, humor, photography, and columns. We’re proud of that we continue to receive these accolades year in and out from the most respected journalism organizations in the nation.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Ron & Mary dining in Bergen with their friends Knut & Johanna Kristiansen.

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A NEW WORLD OF FRIENDSHIPS

t wasn’t that long ago that friends were folks met in your neighborhood, church, clubs or work. Most were local; long-distance relationships were rarely forged, except for relatives scattered around the country. Today, social media, cheap flights and an explosive increase in cruising have radically changed the dynamics of friendships. Most of these new friendships are carried on via social media or email . Though Facebook, we feel joy when they feel joy and sad for them when things go south. In other words, we care about our travel friends just like we do our neighbors and work associate friends. Some may argue that friendships developed and maintained in this kind of virtual neighborhood are superficial and meaningless. But from our experience, our friends really do care when we fall ill, we celebrate life events and face danger. There’s a good chance we will never again see many of these newly made friends again -- at least in person. But we all still remained linked by the shared traveler’s values of curiosity about the world and a desire to explore it. Shipboard

friendships don’t always work out for the long term, though we all promise to stay in touch. Back home, we all move on with our busy lives, our brief friendship a lingering, but pleasant, memory. Some relationships sustained with social media are renewed in person when travel brings us together again. We meet “old” friends on a new travel adventure, join them for lunch or dinner when our paths cross and even act as tour guides for them when they visit our home turf. Because we have traveled extensively over the last dozen years and met a lot of very nice people, it is not uncommon for us to reconnect with friends made on previous trips. On our last trip, we had great visits with friends in England and Norway and made new friends from the East Coast who recently dined with us when they visited our hometown of San Diego. Our new friends around the world are one of the great benefits of our travels, and deserves more recognition that it gets. So here’s to our new friends and old. And to the ones we are sure to make on our next adventure.

Ron & Mary James Ron & Mary James Publishers & Editors WDT

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EDITOR/PUBLISHERS Ron & Mary James ASSISTANT EDITIOR Mia Sellfe ART DIRECTOR

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Don Inhousen CIRCULATION Jake Washington STAFF WRITERS Alison DaRosa Priscilla Lister John Muncie Jody Jaffe COLUMNISTS Robert Whitley Susan McBeth FEATURE WRITERS Sharon Whitley Larsen Carl Larsen Maribeth Mellin Amy Laughinghouse Judy Garrison Wibke Carter Kathi Diamant Margie Goldsmith Michael Burge

Cover photo: Ron James exploring the slippery rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. He was most fortunate to have a striking young women wander by to add to the drama of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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WDTRAVEL WRITERS Ron James

Ron James is the "wine, food and travel guy." He is a nationally award-winning print and online journalist, graphic designer, television producer and radio personality. The native Californian's nationally syndicated wine and food columns have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. Ron is founder and co-publisher of Wine Dine & Travel Magazine.

Mary James Mary Hellman James is an award-winning San Diego journalist and editor. After a 29-year-career with the San Diego Union-Tribune, she currently is a freelance garden writer and a columnist for San Diego Home-Garden/Lifestyles magazine and co-publisher and editor of this magazine.

Priscilla Lister Priscilla Lister is a longtime journalist in her native San Diego. She has covered many subjects over the years, but travel is her favorite. Her work, including photography, has appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Alaska Airlines’ magazine and numerous other publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is the author of “Take a Hike: San Diego County,” a comprehensive hiking guide to 260 trails in amazing San Diego County.

Maribeth Mellin Maribeth Mellin is an award-winning journalist whose travel articles have appeared in Endless Vacation Magazine, U-T San Diego and Dallas Morning News among others. She also travels and writes for several websites including CNN Travel, Concierge.com and Zagat, and has authored travel books on Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hawaii and California.

Amy Laughinghouse London-based writer and photographer Amy Laughinghouse has attempted to overcome her fears (and sometimes basic common sense) through her adventures in 30 countries around the world. She dishes on the perks and perils of globetrotting for publications like LonelyPlanet.com, AAA Journey Magazine, Virtuoso Life, and The Dallas Morning News. Her travel tales can also be found on her website, www.amylaughinghouse.com.

Jody Jaffe & John Muncie Jody and John are award-winning journalists and novelists. John is a Lowell Thomas Award-Winner and was feature editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, arts editor of The Baltimore Sun and writer-editor-columnist for the travel department of The Los Angeles Times. Jody was a journalist at the Charlotte Observer, where she was on a team that won the Pulitzer Prize. Her articles have been published in many publications including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. They live on a farm in Lexington, Va.

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Alison DaRosa Alison DaRosa is a six-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for travel writing, the most prestigious prize in travel journalism. She served 15 years as Travel Editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune and was the award-winning editor of the San Diego News Network Travel Page. Alison writes a monthly Travel Deals column for the San Diego Union-Tribune and is a regular freelance contributor to the travel sections of the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and AOL Travel.

Carl H. Larsen Carl H. Larsen is a veteran journalist based in San Diego. He now focuses on travel writing, and is summoned to pull out his notebook whenever there’s the plaintive cry of a steam locomotive nearby. In San Diego, he is a college-extension instructor who has led courses on the Titanic and the popular TV series “Downton Abbey.”

Judy & Len Garrison Judy is the editor of Georgia Connector Magazine and Peach State Publications as well as a freelance writer/photographer/traveler for national/international publications including Deep South Magazine, Interval Magazine, Simply Buckhead, US Airways Magazine, Southern Hospitality Traveler and has a bi-monthly blog in Blue Ridge Country’s online edition. She and Len own Seeing Southern,L.L.C., a documentary photography company.

Wibke Carter German-born Wibke Carter has lived in New Zealand and New York, and presently enjoys life, love​,​and laughter in London. Her work has appeared in​​The Globe and Mail, The​​San Francisco Chronicle, BInspired Magazine,The Independent and more. When not traveling, she is trying to tame her two cats and improve her DIY skills

Michael Burge Michael Burge is an award-winning journalist who worked for many years as an assistant metro editor and senior writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Michael and his wife, Kathleen, have logged countless miles visiting adult children in Asia and Scotland. The couple met as Peace Corps volunteers in Kenya, so they have no one to blame but themselves for their globe-trotting offspring.

Sharon Whitley Larsen Sharon Whitley Larsen’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Los Angeles Times Magazine, U-T San Diego, Reader’s Digest (and 19 international editions), Creators Syndicate, and several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” editions. She’s been lucky to attend a private evening champagne reception in Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, to dine with best-selling author Diana Gabaldon in the Scottish Highlands, and hike with a barefoot Aborigine in the Australian Outback.

Margie Goldsmith Margie Goldsmith is a NYC-based author, writer and photographer who has explored 134 countries on seven continents. She has won dozens of awards including the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award. She has written over 1,000 articles for Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, Business Jet Traveler, American Way, Hemispheres, Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail. WINEDINEANDTRAVEL.COM

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DISCOVERING IRELAND SPECIAL EDITION

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DISCOVERING IRELAND This Discover Ireland special section is rich with stories of our land and sea experiences and amazing culinary discoveries, along with Irish adventures shared by other WDT travel writers. It’s a big section, but there’s a lot to tell. Enjoy.

LOBSTERED OUT IN MAINE When most people think of Maine, they think of L.L.Bean, duck boots, and blueberry or whoopie pies. But for me, Maine means only one thing: lobster

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