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  • Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

    Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Venice, Italy. With an endless parade of boats, gondolas, and water taxis navigating the labyrinth of canals, Venice is one of the most unique, charming, and romantic cities in the world. Throw in the city’s rich history, architecture, food, and wine, it’s no wonder that Venice is a top-tier Bucket List destination.

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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      No road trip up the coast of California would be complete without a stop in wine country. On our last trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we were the guests of Michel Schlumberger winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma, California where we learned a thing or two about organic farming from winemaker and vice president of production, Mike Brunson.  We were shown everything from vine to bottle. The experience was like Disney for […]

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  • Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    My wife, Denise and I are huge fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The show features a couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas who specialize in turning problem homes into showcase homes – inside and out. The couple own Magnolia Market, which is frequently featured in the show as the go to place for finding decor for the fixer upper homes.  When we went to visit our oldest daughter, Sherri, and her husband in […]

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  • Great Picnic Spots in South Australia

    Great Picnic Spots in South Australia

    Pristine wilderness, heavenly vineyards and stunning sunsets over the ocean: nothing can beat the immense natural beauty of South Australia. The unbelievably beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and traces of the continent’s Aboriginal past have captured the imagination of travelers from all around the globe for centuries.

    That’s why we’re eager to share with you some of the most exciting picnic destinations where you can grab a blanket, a bottle of wine, and some fantastic gourmet treats to experience the most memorable picnic of your life.

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  • Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Photo Album of Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia

    One of the most exciting ports of call on our Mediterranean cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine was Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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  • Ten Commandments of an Authentic Italian Meal

    Ten Commandments of an Authentic Italian Meal

    Anybody who follows our adventures knows that we love to eat. We believe the best way to appreciate and embrace a culture is through its cuisine. I was recently hosted on a trip to Gargano, Italy by a local tourism group called Gargano OK. Gargano is the “spur of the boot” jutting out into the Adriatic Sea. It is a popular destination among Italians but it is not nearly as touristy as many of the […]

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  • The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to to be good. In fact, there are many quality wines for under $10, but there is an art to finding these gems. Though taking a chance on an inexpensive bottle of wine is hardly a risky undertaking, following these simple guidelines will help you with the art of finding great value wines. Research! The internet is full of awesome resources for wine lovers. One of my favorite sites […]

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  • Behind the Scenes ~ South Beach Wine & Food Festival #sobewff

    Behind the Scenes ~ South Beach Wine & Food Festival #sobewff

    Wine, food and celebrities – what more could you want? The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is like Spring Break for adults. We got to sample the creations from some of the best known chefs in the world!

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  • Something’s Brewing in Denver

    Something’s Brewing in Denver

    Something’s Brewing in Denver and I got to experience it first hand! Denver was one of the first cities in the United States where craft beer really caught on. I was treated to a guided Denver Microbrewery Tour in Denver’s historic LoDo and RiNo Art Districts where we visited several breweries, sampled lots of beer, and learned all about the beer making process.

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  • 5 Vienna Restaurants to Complement Your Winter Vacation

    5 Vienna Restaurants to Complement Your Winter Vacation

    When you think of Austria, you may think of the stunning peaks of the Alps and the cozy towns and cities around them; here, you find hearty meals accompanied by delicate pastries. There’s top-quality wine, beer and abundant good company. The good news is that you’ll find all of this and more in Vienna’s best restaurants. Winter is the ideal time to enjoy the best that Austrian cuisine has to offer. With that in mind, […]

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