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Amy Tara Koch is an author and journalist who has the unique pleasure of traveling the world for her job. She contributes to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, T Magazine, The Daily Beast, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and Chicago Tribune.

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Even with the global pandemic, many Americans have been itching for a summer getaway. To make travel realistic this year, both the hospitality industry and those they hope to serve have had to make significant pivots. Travelers have swapped dream trips for vacations that make them feel comfortable , like away -from-the -fray outdoors experiences while hotels and...

BY AMY TARA KOCH May 24, 2020 Photographed by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Vogue, August 2017 You may not be jetting off to far-flung locales this summer, but you can certainly stoke your wanderlust—and avoid culinary ennui—by incorporating global flavors into basic dishes. Chefs from some of our favorite hotels...

You can’t go to the vineyard, but some of Napa and Sonoma’s best wineries are letting you buy a bottle, then participate in streamed tastings. By Amy Tara Koch April 8, 2020 If you are bored with your at-home cache of pinot grigio and merlot, Sonoma County and Napa...

If you’re looking for a more bespoke Zoom wine tasting, try this one from Aperture Cellars. By Amy Tara Koch  With tasting rooms closed due to COVID-19, wineries have been quick to pivot to virtual experiences. Aperture Cellars in Healdsburg, CA, has gone well beyond the standard remote wine tasting with their...

The most exciting sweets in Paris are all about low sugar and high whimsy. By Amy Tara Koch  Updated January 22, 2020 While traditional macarons, eclairs, and mille-feuille will always be Paris’s calling cards, the city’s current crop of hot-shot pastry chefs are focused on constructing show-stopping sweets without relying too...