Four Seasons of Chino Farm

Clouds gather over recently planted fields on the Chino family farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California March 7, 2013. The gravitational pull of Chino Farm is legendary. Since they don’t ship, everyone – whether a top chef or a traveling foodie or a local resident – comes to the farm stand, simply called “Vegetable Shop”, on a dusty corner of this affluent San Diego County town, hemmed in by sprawling housing estates. Long before farmers’ markets and heirloom vegetables popped up across the country, Tom Chino’s parents bought the 45-acre (18.2-hectare) farm after World War Two and forged their independence from wholesalers and supermarkets, setting their prices and cultivating a diverse offering of crops. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

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Toilets Around the World

Belgium. Rosalie, 9, goes to school in Brussels. “At my school we have separate toilets for girls and boys on every floor. My classroom is on the 3rd floor. We have 22 toilets, which are shared between 230 pupils and 20 adults. The teachers at school let us go to the toilet whenever we need to”. (Photo by Tim Dirven/WSUP/Panos)

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WHUDAT in California: Grand Tour in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT


German Lifestyle Magazine WHUDAT joined Mercedes-Benz on their road trip 2014 with the all new AMG GT. The road trip started in San Francisco, from there the whole crew drove to the Laguna Seca Raceway in Salinas, where MC Winkel and Daniel Dansen from WHUDAT met Mike D from the Beastie Boys for an interview in one of the AMG GTs. After that they were driving along the Big Sur, a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The trip ended in Los Angeles – here are some impressions.

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“Toro de Jubilo” – Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain

Revelers set a bull’s horns on fire during the “Toro de Jubilo” Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain, Sunday, November 16, 2014. The Fire bull Festival “Toro de Jubilo” that takes place in the main square of Medinaceli is an ancient tradition from the bronze age. During the event a bull is tied to a pylon and flammable balls attached to the bull’s horns are set on fire before the animal released. Revelers dodge the bull when it comes close until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo)

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Living on the Indian Dump: Life of Garbage Pickers

Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi November 19, 2014. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)

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Daily Life in Japan

A woman, dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, holds a parasol as she looks at a water bird while crossing a bridge in Kyoto, western Japan November 19, 2014. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

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Brazil’s Drought from Above

An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state November 18, 2014. Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region’s smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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Harvesting a Tea Plantations in Himalayas

In this Sunday, November 16, 2014 photo, Nepalese women pick tea at a tea garden of Kanyam in Illam district, around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal. Illam is a hilly district of tea gardens and estates in eastern Nepal’s Himalayan region with one of its largest and most productive tea estate being Kanyam estates. The district produces orthodox tea, hand-processed or machine rolled, which is generally exported to international markets, specially Europe and the United States. Most of the tea pickers here are paid 186 Nepalese Rupees (US $ 2) for 8 hours of work everyday. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

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Harvesting Cocoa Beans in Ivory Coast

Women from a local cocoa farmers association called BLAYEYA work in a cocoa farm in Djangobo, Niable in eastern Ivory Coast, November 17, 2014. BLAYEYA is a women’s only association with each member owning a field and planting cocoa. (Photo by Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters)

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Chile and Peru Loses its Andean Glaciers

An aerial view of open pits of CODELCO’s Andina (L) and Anglo American’s Los Bronces copper mines with Olivares glaciers in the background (top L) at Los Andes Mountain range, near Santiago city, November 17, 2014. The rock glaciers of the Chilean central zone, a huge source of water for the basins of the capital, are said to be threatened by the environmental impacts of hydroelectric and mining projects, according to environmental activists Greenpeace. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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Magnificent Italian Village Turned Into Authentic Hotel

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso – If you’re looking for the true Italian medieval experience, the S. Stefano Di Stefano is the place for you. Check out our full gallery below!

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Tea Plantations in Kenya

A man walks in the early morning to start his day picking tea leaves at a plantation in Nandi Hills, in Kenya’s highlands region west of capital Nairobi, November 5, 2014. Emerald-coloured tea bushes blanketing the rolling hills of Nandi County have long provided a livelihood for small-scale farmers, helping make Kenya one of the world’s biggest tea exporters. But ideal weather and bigger harvests, instead of producing bumper earnings, have led to a glut of Kenya’s speciality black tea. (Photo by Noor Khamis/Reuters)

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Venezuela Lauds World Records for Christmas Dinner “Made in Revolution”

“Venezuela praised its ‘socialist revolution’ for a culinary conquest on Saturday: Guinness World Records for the country’s beloved Christmas dinner staples. A cook-a-thon in capital Caracas landed Venezuela records for the biggest ham-filled bread, sugar cane juice infused with lemon, and “hallaca”, a cornmeal dish wrapped in plantain leaves. “Made in socialism, made in revolution”, Food Minister Yvan Bello said in a flurry of celebratory tweets. “The people are celebrating, Venezuela is a country of records, of achievements, thanks to the revolution!”, he added, feting the 20-meter bread, 12,000-liter drink and 120-meter “hallaca”. The initiative comes as Venezuelans struggle ahead of the holiday season due to shortages of basic goods and sky-high inflation that crimps purchasing power. Leftist president Nicolas Maduro has launched a plan dubbed “Operation Merry Christmas” to lower the cost of toys, clothes and appliances for shoppers amid the weakening economy. Critics blast the measures as unsustainable distractions to mask the OPEC country’s deeper problems”. – Alexandra Ulmer via Reuters.

Workers cook a giant hallaca – a mixture of beef, pork, chicken, raisins, capers, and olives wrapped in cornmeal dough and folded within plantain leaves, a typical Venezuelan Christmas dish, during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest hallaca, in Caracas November 15, 2014. The giant hallaca more than 120 metres long. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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Candlewood Cabins


Candlewood Cabins is a unique getaway retreat hidden in the beautiful hills of southwest Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains. Find yourself surrounded by nature. Indulge in a whirlpool bath or warm up by the woodstove fire.

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