A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Favorite Spots to Run or Walk

November 27th, 2004

A couple weeks back I enjoyed watching the NYC marathon, and I started to reminisce about the joys of running. Often when I travel, I find running to be a great way to enjoy the sights. If you are not able to run, these are also great places to walk. Here are a few of my favorite spots:

  • In Florida, A1A in Palm Beach hugs the Atlantic Ocean, and the road is lined with magnificent mansions. An added bonus is that in spots it is a separate path that also runs along the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • In Rome, The Borghese Gardens is a beautiful park with tree-lined paths. The winding path passes a zoo, a lake, and numerous statues.
  • The path along the Ocean in Santa Monica and Venice is spectacular. The path bisects a large sand beach with the ocean to the west; and it alive with runners, bikers, and rollerbladers.
  • Boston has fabulous running paths along the Charles River that stretch for miles and miles. But don’t forget to bring your thermal underwear for the wintertime.
  • Although I don’t have the urge to enter many races these days, there is one event I must do…the Medoc Marathon. Running through the vineyards in Bordeaux, eating oysters and sipping a Chateau Pichon Longueville sounds like a real hoot.

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