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Five Things I’ve Learned While Traveling

Wine Doesn’t Grow in Ugly Places My husband and I really enjoy trips to different wine regions.  We’ve been lucky enough to visit Champagne, France, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Central Coast California (Santa Ynez) and Willamette Valley in Oregon.  One thing is consistent – wine does not grow in ugly places.  To have really great… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned While Traveling

Italy · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · Wine

Possible Two Week Itineraries

In 2018, Steve and I are planning to do something that we haven’t done in over 15 years – take off 2 consecutive weeks for vacation.  Steve and I each get 4 weeks of vacation but we have never taken off more than 7 consecutive work days for vacation since 2001 when I passed the… Continue reading Possible Two Week Itineraries

Dining · Texas · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · United States

San Antonio Weekend – Things to Do

Steve and I did a quick weekend getaway to San Antonio, Texas and stayed at the new Hotel Emma, which I will review separately.  Neither one of us had been to or stayed in downtown San Antonio for around 10 years and while much has stayed the same (the Alamo and the Riverwalk), a lot has… Continue reading San Antonio Weekend – Things to Do

Marrakech · Spain · St. Lucia · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · United States

I Wanna Go Home – Bad Trips

It happens.  Sometimes your best laid plans go awry, places disappoint, you lose something important, the weather stinks or you get sick while on vacation.  Steve and I have been pretty fortunate on most of our trips and other than your usual travel delays, late arrivals and annoying time spent waiting in long lines for… Continue reading I Wanna Go Home – Bad Trips

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My Two Favorite Travel Items

My all time favorite travel accessory is something I have only had for about a year. It’s my Nalgene Travel Bag for my toiletries and liquids.  Steve bought one for each of us and I love, love, love this sucker.  First, I hate checking bags so for the past several years I have been trying to… Continue reading My Two Favorite Travel Items