Journey to Austria

Who knew that flying into Venice was an easy way to get to Austria? I didn’t, but was pleasantly surprised to learn that there were more affordable flights from the States to Italy, and the two neighboring European countries were easily accessible by bus and train. After taking the train to the bus station, we settled in for a three-hour …

Wine country

A Simple Life with Complex Wine

Through the hilly streets of San Franciso, past the clanging trollys and beyond all the Starbucks, we cross the foggy Golden Gate Bridge and wave goodbye to the silvery city for the day. It doesn’t take long for rolling hills to appear and before we know it we’re passing carpets of green vines across the dusty landscape. Everyone knows what …

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

A wine and cheese party in one! Kiwis really know how to do it up right. If you like cheese and you like wine, why not combine the two? The amazing minds at the Gibbston Valley Cheesery did just that. They soaked their cheddar cheese in wine and wrapped it up. She had me at Pinot Noir! Unfortunately they don’t …

New Zealand

New Zealand’s finest

Promise, I’m not a lush, even though this is the second wine photo I’ve posted. It just so happens that the Pinot Noir from Queentown, New Zealand came highly recommended! You have to give me some credit though, this view definitely deserves some celebrating. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a view… this photo doesn’t do it justice, just …

Stop and taste the San fran

A taste of San Fran

After two flights, a muffin and a pretzel, I was ready to taste some real food. With a long layover in San Francisco, and an airport full of favorite local eateries, I was good to go. After much deliberation, I decided on Lori’s Diner. With burgers and napa’s finest on the menu I figured I could’t go wrong. Of course …