Passionate about Portland #JoyOfTravel

Passionate about Portland #JoyOfTravel

Visiting New England in the fall has been on my Bucket List for as long as I can remember. So when Holiday Inn offered to sponsor me on a trip to any of their hotels in the United States, I chose Portland, Maine. Of course I wanted to see a little fall foliage, but my...
Impressions of Portugal #VikingSocial

Impressions of Portugal #VikingSocial

Prior to receiving an invitation from Viking River Cruises to participate in the #VikingSocial cruise on the Douro River, I knew very little about Portugal. I was aware that Port wine was made in Portugal, and that cork trees grew there. Anything else I might have learned was surely forgotten as soon as I put down the pencil after taking whatever high school or college test I had bothered to study for in the first place.

This trip afforded me the opportunity to learn of Portugal’s history, witness her beauty, experience her culture, and taste her wine. As a result, Portugal is now in the upper echelon of countries I would love to visit again and again.

Of the 1,121 photographs I snapped along the journey, here are a few that summarize my first impressions of Portugal.

A Wino’s Guide to Holiday Wines

A Wino’s Guide to Holiday Wines

Choosing, gifting, and drinking wines for the holidays? Of course you are! Here is your “wino” guide for picking the perfect wine for all of the festivities. Holiday Office Party You don’t have to skimp on quality when buying in quantity for the office party....
Eating Key Lime Pie in Key West

Eating Key Lime Pie in Key West

The final port of call for our fabulous Holland America cruise aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam was Key West Florida where we got to check “Eating Key Lime Pie in Key West” off our Bucket List ! We asked around and the locals told us  that Kermit’s Key...
January 27 is Port Day!

January 27 is Port Day!

January 27 is Port Day! As a recent a fan of white ports, I’m celebrating with a bottle of Krohn Lagrima Fine White Port. It retails around $18 a bottle and has an alcohol content of 20%. Though  this wine pairs well with chocolate and fruity desserts, ...

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