Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Can’t stomach the price of staying at Zermatt? One expert suggests staying on the Italian side of the Matterhorn and transferring to the Plateau Rosa cable car to ski down to Zermatt. You’ll be on the same ski pass.Credit...

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...

Aimez-vous le luxe? Headed to Paris? Even if you don’t have the budget to book a room at one of the city’s sumptuous five-star hotels, you can still dip your toe into Parisian glitz and glamour by splurging on one of these on-property experiences. Dinner: V Restaurant...

Everyone knows about Napa, Tuscany and Bordeaux. For a lesser known vineyard getaway, one heavy on juicy reds and masterful meals,  consider Ribera del Duero, a burgeoning wine region just two hours north of Madrid.  Haven't heard of it? Except for noticing the appellation on a...

By Amy Tara Koch Every mountain is unique, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and...

By Amy Tara Koch November 1, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. EDT At 40, I thought my daredevil days were behind me — what could top the insanity of growing up in Miami in the ’80s? Then I discovered skiing, a sport I had sworn off when a boyfriend...

When Venetian born Dario Monni moved to Chicago in 2016, he noticed two things; pasta tasted bland and seemed void of texture. And egg yolks were pale yellow with a flavor that varied vastly from the tasty reddish hued ones found in Italy. He applied his...

The world-class skier discusses travel, jet lag, music and the power of Mom. By Amy Tara Koch November 15th, 2019 Many are betting that three-time Olympic medalist Mikaela Shiffrin will become the most decorated skier of all time. The youngest athlete to reach 60 World Cup victories, she is also the first skier,...

By Amy Tara Koch November 1, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. CDT At 40, I thought my daredevil days were behind me — what could top the insanity of growing up in Miami in the ’80s? Then I discovered skiing, a sport I had sworn off when a boyfriend...