Madeira is famed for its wines, but locals also quench their thirst with a potent brew called poncha. It's traditionally made from aguardente de cana (island rum) with lemon juice and honey, although passionfruit, tangerine or other fruits are sometimes used. … [Read more...] about The island of eternal springtime
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Power is applied to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. We drove the manual-equipped model, and it was very nearly the ideal row-your-own gear shifter. (If you get the automatic, power is still down at the 2015 level of 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.) The gold standard would be the shifter found in the Miata, which effortlessly clicks into gear, but the manual in the BRZ is a close second. The shifter pops in and out of gear with purpose, and throws are short and sweet. … [Read more...] about The 2017 Subaru BRZ embodies the affordable performance ideal
“It is hard to bury the cost of batteries in low-end cars and automakers are losing money on every one, so it’s no mystery why we are seeing higher-end sales,” he said in a phone interview. “But we’re still not seeing greater acceptance. … [Read more...] about EV-brand Polestar poised for U.S., San Diego debut
12. Café Tasso (Friedrichshain)Some might say it’s worn down or a bit outdated, but Café Tasso is your typical Berlin café with a quirky atmosphere and a local touch. I’m not in particular a fan of the interior, but the concept draws me in. During the last 10 years it has become somewhat of a cultural institution because of its second-hand bookstore in the back. When you’re done sipping your coffee, you can explore the shelves holding plenty of interesting (German!) literature and check out the event program containing anything from intimate concerts to book readings. Their food is also great! … [Read more...] about best coffee shops and cafes berlin
Itineraries are being developed with an intent to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s luxury resorts and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Calling at intimate and signature destinations alike, voyages will range from seven to ten days. The first ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Luxury Cruise: Book A Ritz Carlton Cruise In 2019!