Category Archives: Travel

Our Delightful Escape from Paso Robles to Monterey: Day Four

In our first three reports on this Paso Robles road trip we described the absolutely wonderful time we experienced at great Paso wineries, restaurants and hotels. Officially ‘El Paso de Robles’ and translated “The Pass of the Oaks”, is located … Continue reading

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Spectacular Three Sisters of the National Parks: Reprise Part I – Sequoia National Park

Nearly three years ago I wrote the following post on another blog platform as part of a series on the National Parks. That platform has gone defunct so I thought it appropriate to re-run this post, with a couple of … Continue reading

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Wintering on Mendocino’s Spectacular Coast

What can one do on a cold winter weekend or even mid-week adventure in Northern California?  We say, explore the Mendocino Coast.  The Mendocino Coast is truly spectacular and for those of us who might become depressed or feel cooped … Continue reading

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Four days in the Crescent City: Bon Temps à la Nouvelle-Orléans

Its been many years since our first and only previous trip to New Orleans the Crescent City on the Mississippi River. Although Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and other events have done their best to change the tone and look of … Continue reading

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Falling Back in Love with Merlot – Masters of Merlot Tasting

For about a decade now Merlot has been out of favor among the average wine drinker. Some suggest that the 2004 cult film ‘Sideways’ caused this downfall in favor of Pinot Noir, Miles’ (Paul Giamatti) favorite. Experts in the field … Continue reading

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Dalmatia to Mostar and on to Dubrovnik

Our most excellent European Vacation continued as we sadly said good bye to the beautiful islands of Hvar and Korčula.  We took the Jadrolinija for a short ferry ride back to the mainland of Croatia.  To break up the journey … Continue reading

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Islands of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Hvar and Korčula

After our brief adventure in Split and the Palace of Diocletian, we boarded a ferry for the two hour cruise to the island of Hvar. Hvar has a fascinating history that includes being populated in prehistoric times and eventually by … Continue reading

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