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Things To Do in Almería, Spain in 24 Hours

The City of fortresses, tapas, and spaghetti westerns The name Almería comes from the Arabic word Al-Mariyat meaning the mirror of the sea. Just south of Granada, set among the Sierra de Gador Mountain Range, Almería Bay welcomes you to romance and mysteries. Almería’s plazas framed with palms and historic churches are just the beginning …

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Seared Sea Scallops, Smoked Bacon, Grilled Asparagus with Fresh Garden Peas, Citrus Butter Sauce Recipe

Seared Sea Scallops Serves 4 people 16 u 10 – 20  Scallops 12 Spears Grilled Asparagus Butter Sauce Garnish Pea Puree Olive Oil Sugar Salt Fix through the scallops, remove the side muscle and lay onto paper towels. Wash and prep the asparagus. Peel and pencil the asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil and cook on …

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Windstar’s Captain Belinda Bennett Awarded the 2018 Merchant Navy Medal

Charting a course to success in the cruise and maritime industry, the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service has been presented to Captain Belinda Bennett of Windstar Cruises, as ‘the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.’ Captain Bennett was given the award for services to the promotion of the maritime sector under …

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Mushroom Polpettine, Polenta & Basil Oil Recipe

Mushroom Polpettine 3 lbs         Mushrooms shiitake stem removed 2 sprigs   Whole rosemary 2 sprigs   Whole thyme 1/4 Cup   Extra Virgin Olive oil 1               Whole Egg 1/2           Small Onion, small dice 1/2           Cup Parmesan cheese 2 tbs         Breadcrumbs 1 tbs         Parsley Italian Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 450. …

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Behind The Scenes of Windstar Cruises’ 2019-2020 Voyage Collection

Producing the Windstar Voyage Collection brochure (affectionately known as the “Atlas” internally) is no joke. It takes months and months of planning and execution, so all the details are just right. Not to mention that it has to look inviting and have fresh content. We spoke with the team to get an idea of what …

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Tomato & Watermelon Salad, Burgos Cheese, Shaved Onion Recipe

Salad 5          Each Heirloom Tomatoes 1          Each Watermelon 1          Each Red Onions 2 tsp   Chive Chopped 1 ½     Cup Burgos Cheese 1          Cup Crunchy Oil Cured Olives 1 tsp    Lime Zested 1/2     Cups Mint Leaves Picked Tomato and Sherry Vinaigrette to Taste Sea Salt To Taste | Serves 10 Cut the tomatoes and …

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Go Behind The Scenes on Windstar’s 56 Day Grand Caribbean Cruise

We took a few moments to sit down with Jess Peterson, Windstar’s  Director of Revenue & Itinerary Planning, to learn more about the philosophy behind the Star Collector: Grand Caribbean Cruise and to get a deeper understanding of how Windstar takes guests closer to unique, small ports for an unforgettable journey. Can you tell us …

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7 Extraordinary Things about Cruising the Baltic Sea with Windstar

The land of Vikings, medieval streetscapes, Scandinavian design and the historic city of Peter the Great.  The idea of taking all of this in by visiting seven countries along the Baltic Sea seemed like something out of a movie.  The Baltic Delights cruise includes places that I have always wanted to visit but previously thought …

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8 Questions With Chicago Sommelier Belinda Chang While Cruising Rome to Barcelona

1) Red or White? It’s seasonal. In the summer or spring, the warm months, we love to have things that are bright and racy and crisp, so I’m definitely in camp White Wine for that part of the year. And then in the fall and the winter, you know I live in Chicago, where it …

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Foodie Bloggers Get Baking Behind the Scenes in Windstar’s Galley

Written by Monique Volz (Ambitious Kitchen) & Sarah Fennel (Broma Bakery) In The Kitchen It’s 10am on a Sunday in Star Legend kitchen. We are wearing white chef’s coats and hats to match. To our left, crew members are preparing that day’s lunch for the ship. To our right, a humongous multi-level oven is preheating. …

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