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Stefani Jackenthal
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Stefani Jackenthal is an adventure travel & wine journalist and author of Wanderlust Wining. She owns NYC-based NTS Wine Tasting LLC, creating social and educational wine events and is an international elite endurance racer and former All-American triathlete. Stefani has competed and reported from around the world. Stefani’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Wine Enthusiast, Oxygen, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, Prevention, Runner’s World, Marie Claire, Conde’ Nast Traveler and other publications. She also co-wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Climbing and contributed to The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything.

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Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 3:24 PM

My quads winced stepping onto the tall ancient stone platform of the desolated Doric temple, known as Temple E. Surrounded by towering antiquated limestone columns, it was once part of five sacred Greek temples and an acropolis, now the Selinunte Greek Temple Ruins, in Trapani province, on the southwest coast...

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Aspen Women's Backcountry Ski Hut Trip (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Just beyond the stonewalls of the urban jungle, I clicked into my bindings and escaped into the Park's insular winter wonderland, swooshing past dog walkers, giggling kids on sleds and grinning tourists strolling in the shadows of hovering hi-rise buildings. While, fellow urban pals grumbled about our endless snowy New...

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Argentina Wine Country: Beyond Malbec! (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 10:14 AM

When I told friends about my wine trip to Argentina, it was no surprise they assumed it would be all Malbec all the time. While Argentina is South America's largest wine producer and the world's largest producer of Malbec, its wine regions grow a wealth of varietals spanning from Torrontes...

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Idaho: Wine Tasting, SUP Yoga and 100-Mile Gravel Ride (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 11:18 AM

When Rebecca Rusch invited me to participate in her inaugural Rebecca's Private Idaho 100-mile gravel ride in Sun Valley, Idaho, I was excited but admittedly fearful. I knew any ride masterminded by Rebecca, the three-time 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion, dubbed "The Queen of Pain," would be...

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A Croatian Adventure - Canoeing, Caving & Cycling!

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 1:04 PM

After a morning run through the cobblestone streets of Zagreb, I met our group of five in the hotel lobby of the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, a deco-chic hotel built in 1925 to host passengers from the then new-fangled Orient Express. It was our second day of a weeklong trip exploring...

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Croatia Part 2: Wine, Grappa, Truffle Hunting & an ER Visit! (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 1:10 PM

I felt like a stinky alien. My butt ached from sitting on the hard plastic red seat outside Ambuleta 1 in the bustling Zagreb Emergency Room. The cavernous, stark waiting area swelled with Croatian conversation and a steady stream of incoming patients. My gashed knee throbbed and I longed to...

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Ultra-Running: The Epic Giants Causeway, North Ireland

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:41 PM

My feet felt as light as helium balloons and my adrenaline thumped like boiling oil as we sprinted off the starting line. It had been nearly four years since my last ultrarunning race and despite the callous wind knocking me around like a paper doll, I felt dangerously blissful --...

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Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana's Cross Country Ski Paradise

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 6:00 AM

The pine branches gently grazed my jacket sleeves as we swooshed through the treelined trails blanketed with unbroken, fluffy snow that covered our skis and boots. As it approached noon, grey January skies gave way to occasional bright spots and calm winds turned a bit pushy. In the distance, an...

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Tea Time Beneath The Western Ghats (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2012 | 9:50 AM

I slugged my last sip of black tea from the petite juice glass and we set out to see where the leaves grew. I trekked up the steep, narrow dirt path into the hills of Munnar on the heels of our guide R. Mohan, a tea expert and local.

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