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Kate Dingwall



French-Canadian (by way of New York), Kate is a drink and travel writer and sommelier. She writes about strong drinks and big adventures for Eater, Flare Magazine, Liquor.com, Culture Trip, VinePair and more. She lives out of a suitcase, but you can find her wherever there is good wine and bad karaoke.

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    • The Weekender: Beaufort, South Carolina

      The Weekender: Beaufort, South Carolina

      Southern charm accents this slow, saccharine, South Carolina town

      There’s much to be charmed by in Beaufort, Charleston’s more Southern sister city. Aesthetics here are Antebellum: stately, pastel-hued mansions line the streets, each with sprawling wrap-around verandas and draping canopies of Spanish moss. Though the city dates back 303 years—evident in the historic homes and properties—don’t think the ... More

    • A Guide to Cycling Through Spain’s Bubbly Hub

      A Guide to Cycling Through Spain’s Bubbly Hub

      Make all of your bubbly dreams come true in Penedès, Spain with a four-day trip

      Think of Penedès as Spain’s equivalent to France's Champagne region, both in quality and culture. Wine makers have been conjuring up Cava—Spain’s parallel to Champagne (the sparkling wine)—here for centuries. Dissimilar to the prestigious hills of Champagne, Penedès is decidedly more relaxed. A laid-back air means most nights are ... More

    • Room Request! Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

      Room Request! Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

      The newest addition to the Waikiki strip promises sun, sand, serenity, and paradisal views

      Rich rainforests, shimmering beaches, and infectious aloha energy have drawn travelers to Hawaii for years. For most newcomers to the island of O’ahu, Waikiki Beach in the city of Honolulu is the first stop: the white sand beach strip acts as the heart of both the surfing and nightlife scenes. ... More

    • The Weekender: Curacao

      The Weekender: Curacao

      Spend a long, leisurely weekend diving into Cerulean blue waters

      Tourists have flocked to the azure waters of the ever-popular island of Aruba for decades. But, to dodge the tourist strips and flocks of cruise ship passengers, we suggest you head to the under-the-radar destination of Curacao. The Dutch island holds all the promises of a sun-laden island vacation featuring ... More

    • The Best Getaways Based on Your Zodiac Sign

      The Best Getaways Based on Your Zodiac Sign

      We've rounded up the top travel destinations for you from Sweden to Japan, depending on your astrological sign

      All good things come to an end, and though it feels like we're not quite done with the throes of summer, the chill in the air hints that fall is on the horizon. So what better way to chase away seasonal blues than to book a cold-weather sojourn? If you're having ... More

    • The Weekender: Vejer de la Frontera

      The Weekender: Vejer de la Frontera

      Spend a splendid getaway in Spain soaking in the sun, sand, and sherry

      Vejer de la Frontera may be one of Spain's best kept secrets. Dubbed one of Spain's prettiest destinations, the picturesque medieval town is perched high atop a hilltop overlooking the straight of Gibraltar and its shimmering beaches. Spend a languid day in the South of Spain strolling through the city's ... More

    • The Best Getaways for Bubbly Lovers

      The Best Getaways for Bubbly Lovers

      Have a toast to satisfying your wanderlust

      There is nothing as luxurious as being greeted after a long-haul flight with a welcoming glass of bubbly. It’s the ideal way to start a vacation, and the bubbly allows you to easily slip into a relaxed holiday mindset with just the right amount of tipsy. This sounds entirely ... More

    • The Weekender: Fort Lauderdale

      The Weekender: Fort Lauderdale

      Savor an upscale getaway along the coast, complete with refreshing cocktails and local cuisine

      The thought of Fort Lauderdale may bring back memories of your college spring break days, featuring red solo cups, unfortunate tan lines and daytime beats. But, the Fort Lauderdale of today is an upbeat, beachfront paradise, delightfully devoid of red solo cups (though the tan lines may peek out after ... More

    • Room Request! Lido House

      Room Request! Lido House

      Newport beach’s glittery coastal retreat is worthy of Marissa Cooper

      May all your past OC fantasies come true at Newport Beach's Lido House. This gem is tucked in the heart of the sights and sounds of the famed coastal strip and just steps away from the city's seaside shopping promenades and the iconic Balboa fun zone. When More

    • The Most Luxe Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World

      The Most Luxe Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World

      From a South African safari to a Costa Rican paradise, these properties make a case for going green

      We’re always in favor of jet-setting to far-flung locales. Shimmering white sand beaches, bustling local markets, exuberant hiking trips; all make a strong case for taking a vacation. But, the emissions of heavy airplane travel and racking up those miles can leave your conscience deflated. So, considering the state of ... More