For the Lafite of Foot
The athlete and the sybarite can be found in a single person at the annual Médoc Marathon held on September 5 in Bordeaux. The 26.2-mile route through the region's most famous vineyards requires extensive eating and drinking by the runners. For more info, call 202-659-7779.
The travel newsletter English Spoken Here helps would-be wayfarers find little-known places without worrying about the language. The next issue features day trips from Venice (800-451-5294).
Much is notable about Nova Scotia this summer--starting with the speed with which it can be reached, thanks to a new ferry that travels from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Yarmouth in 2 1/2 hours. There's also La Ferme d'Acadie, a first-rate new cheesemaker in Yarmouth, as well as Hedley House, a recently renovated landmark Victorian hotel north of Yarmouth.