Living the Dream in a Relais & Chateaux in Tuscany 

My first year as an International Active Tour Guide took me to a place where I had only dreamed of living: Tuscany! It seemed too good to be true: My company was paying me to go the land of vineyards, cypress trees and medieval villages where little ristorantes cook up fresh pasta...

Finding Wine in Montenegro

Have you ever tasted a Vranac wine from Montenegro? Have you ever tasted any wine from Montenegro? Chances are, it’s not something that you can find at your local wine or liquor store (if you can, I would love to know where you shop!). Until I visited, I had never...

My first Taste of Croatian Wine

When I found out that I would be guiding bike tours on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, I realized that it was the perfect opportunity to open up the bottle of Croatian wine that I had been saving. I had a bottle of Grgić Pošip that a friend and fellow...

Living the Dream in a Relais & Chateaux in Tuscany 

My first year as an International Active Tour Guide took me to a place where I had only dreamed of living: Tuscany! It seemed too good to be true: My company was paying me to go the land of vineyards, cypress trees and medieval villages where little ristorantes cook up fresh pasta...
Grape Pickin’ in Piedmont 

Grape Pickin’ in Piedmont 

Participating in the dolcetto grape harvest in the heart of Piedmont
Backpacking, Blind Tasting and Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Backpacking, Blind Tasting and Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I recently returned home from a 4 day backpacking trip with my husband and our dog in the spectacular Weminuche Wilderness. It was just enough time to get into our groove and become accustomed to hiking with heavy packs and dial in our daily camp tasks. As we filtered water...
Sauvignon Blanc Dances with Zesty Summer Spreads

Sauvignon Blanc Dances with Zesty Summer Spreads

Find out why Sauvignon Blanc is a great summer wine to pair with summer food
Wine and Other Surprises in the Sonoran Desert

Wine and Other Surprises in the Sonoran Desert

Finding delicious wine and other surprises (like Gila Monsters!) in the Sonoran desert of Arizona.
Perspectives from The Canyons

Perspectives from The Canyons

Feeling small among the grandiose canyons of southern Utah...
Coffee Culture from Colorado to Italy 

Coffee Culture from Colorado to Italy 

The cultural differences of a simple morning coffee ritual in Colorado and Italy.
Discover what your favorite WINE style says about YOUR style!

Discover what your favorite WINE style says about YOUR style!

How to throw a 'Wine for your personality" Blind Tasting Party!

A Fresh Start: Graduating from Blogger to WordPress

Since my first trip to Colombia, South America in 2013, I’ve been keeping a travel blog to record my experiences, thoughts and lessons learned from traveling. I didn’t know anything about blogging and really only intended it to be a way for family and friends to see what I was...