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48 Oh, Nikki, You’re So Fine
All-American beauty Nikki Ziering has been all over the entertainment map: from modeling gigs with Budweiser, to sparring on the air with Howard Stern, to muddling through reality TV Hell in "Celebrity Boot Camp," to steaming up the bachelor party in American Wedding. And wherever she’s been, the former dental assistant and “Price is Right” model has left an impression with not only her drop-dead gorgeous looks but also her wicked sense of humor. Now with a handful of new TV and movie projects ready to reach fruition, we can expect to see a lot more of Nikki. You can handle that, right? We thought so.
By Tim Coleman
Photos by John Russo

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42 Remember the Alamo
(And Don’t Forget the Cigars)

One of Texas’ most cosmopolitan cities, San Antonio welcomes locals and visitors with a variety of well-stocked tobacconists, all with a healthy dose of the city’s distinct Lone Star charm. And whether you’re making a pilgrimage to the shrine of Texas liberty, partaking of the Riverwalk nightlife, or just cruising through San Antone’s suburban Hill Country, there’s a cigar-friendly hotspot awaiting you.
By Mark Bernardo
Photos by Jeff Bolton
54 Don Ybor’s Cigar Odyssey
Premium cigars, handmade in America, seem like an anachronism today - but at one time, the most popular smokes in the U.S. were created with Cuban tobacco in the bustling Ybor City area of Tampa, Florida. A revitalized shopping and nightlife mecca now stands where Don Vicente Martinez Ybor first founded the cigar making town that would bear his name, but a proud group of traditionalists are making sure that the city’s heritage lives on. This is the story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of America’s cradle of cigars.
By Mark Bernardo
60 18-Holes, and a Dozen Smokes
Before you put away those clubs for the winter, consider setting up a tee time in the tropics. The Dominican Republic has become renowned as one of the world’s primary producers of fine cigars; it has also gained a reputation as a world-class destination for golf. Excellent courses like Punta Cana, Teeth of the Dog, the Links, and Dye Fore provide a worthy challenge to golfers looking to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s winter doldrums and indulge in a few days of putting and puffing in the heart of cigar country.
By Andrew Marshall
Photos by Paul Marshall

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