• Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

    … Stunning view from the terraced vineyards at Terre di Leone . Valpolicella is well known for its great wines — Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso della Valpolicella and of course Amarone. (It should also be known for its sweet wine, Recioto della Valpolicella, but that’s another story.) But what about wine tourism? Sue…

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  • Setting group expectations when you haven’t yet hiked the trail

    …. Then, double-check your math – even triple-check it. Always characterize the outing as a function of terrain and distance, and include seasonal factors such as weather, potential thunderstorms/flooding, and boil it down to a basic difficulty level, i.e.: Easy Moderate Strenuous Very strenuous As an example of this, a 10-mile hiking route…

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  • The Maker Revolution (Will Not Be Televised)

    … The Maker Revolution (Will Not Be Televised) The Home Standard: MakerBot Dear Former Pong and Atari Players, you thought you arrived with desktop computing and laser printers, handheld devices, apps, networking, and online over-sharing…but you’re still in a technology desert…lost in a dreamy mirage. A revolution of Makers and the technologies…

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  • Farming Competitions Should Reward Sustainability

    … Farming Competitions Should Reward Sustainability I admit it – I’m smitten with the 28 ribbons and $103 in prize money I won for my veggies at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair this week. Make no mistake – for me, it’s not about winning (…if you ain’t first, you’re last Ricky Bobby…) as much as it is about my little organic vegetables taking…

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