More than 550 wineries scale the bountiful hillsides of Oregon Wine Country, known worldwide for its premium pinot noir. But the region’s culture and heritage range far beyond the vineyards. Read about my autumn road trip between Eugene and Albany in Journal & Topics Media.
Wellness gardens are designed to be supportive of your health and well-being.
Along the Rock River in Southern Wisconsin, is an energetic playground of outdoor adventure, true farm-to-table cuisine, craft brews and cocktails, and much more fun. Read my story in Urban Matter Chicago here, and plan your getaway! NOTE: The feature photo above was taken at the picturesque Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin.
From dishwasher to Michelin-star chef, Carlos Gaytán launched three new dining concepts in Chicago: Tzuco, an upscale eatery with a menu reminiscent of his native southwestern Mexico; Panango, a perky bakery and sandwich shop; and Tales of Carlos Gaytán, an intimate dining room with an evolving tasting menu. Those are in addition to to his […]
Oil Down is a tasty one-pot casserole that is the national dish of Grenada. Recipes vary, but the one essential ingredient is breadfruit. However you prepare Oil Down, the result is delicious. During our recent stay at Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club on Grand Anse Beach, the chefs treated us to a cooking demonstration […]
After a mega-million-dollar renovation, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All-Inclusive promises a vacation of year-round sunshine, a white sugary beach, sumptuous eating, top-flight entertainment and gracious Mexican hospitality in a magnificent tropical setting. You’ll never want to leave! Read my story about the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun as published in UrbanMatter.com.
Beyond Reykjavik and the Golden Circle of Iceland lies a wonderland of caves, glaciers, waterfalls and rainbows. Read my story about our visit to Western Iceland in Journal & Topics Media here.
The Midwestern state of Wisconsin is notable for exquisite scenery and more than a million cows. It’s also a foodie wonderland with vast and creative spreads of cheese, chocolate and beer. Read my story in Travel Awaits right here.
Tourists and cruise ships are flocking like shorebirds to the Caribbean country of Grenada. The draws are numerous: Velvety soft beaches, frothy waterfalls, verdant rainforests, and delectable cuisine dashed with local spices. And rum. Read my story in Journal & Topics Newspapers here.
The thing about visiting small towns and cities is they often have the same big-time amenities and sites as their urban counterparts. But the pace is a little slower, and the ambiance can be more cheerful. Take Appleton, Wisconsin, for example. I mean, “Hamilton” is coming to this charming community on the Fox River! Read […]