Old Mission Santa Barbara

Car free and foot loose in Santa Barbara

There is something to be said about visiting a city car free. Hoofing it, breathing in the local culture and taking local transportation can get you right into the spirit of the location you are visiting. Santa Barbara has made it easy for you to discover the city without having to get yourself behind the

Mykonos Windmills

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Mykonos

It is day three of our Celebrity Cruise, and the port of call is Mykonos, which is nicknamed the island of the winds. While visiting Mykonos, one gets a very different sense of being. Although the town, also known as Chora, appears very old, having everything painted white gives one a vision of a very

Taromina Ancient Greek Theater

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Taormina, Sicily

Experiencing a different port each day is what a cruise is all about. Day one of the Celebrity Cruises on the Reflection from Rome to the Greek Islands brought us to Sicily. Landing in Messina our adventure took us to the charming town of Taormina. This hillside town that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea draws you

The vineyards and view at Porto Carras

Porto Carras Grand Resort: Northern Greece’s enchanting coastal getaway

When one thinks of traveling to Greece, they typically envision visiting Athens, the Greek Islands, including the Peloponnese, and Santorini. Rarely do they foresee going north along the coast into Macedonia and beyond where one finds a hidden gem of a resort called the Porto Carras Grand Resort. Porto Carras Grand Resort Location Porto Carras

Carmel Valley Holman Ranch Cave

Carmel Valley Holman Ranch: A place of celebration, passion and wine

When traveling to Carmel most people envision Carmel By The Sea, but one must not forget the Carmel Valley, an area that highlights a more rural pastoral landscape. If you are a wine lover, many of the wineries have their tasting rooms in this valley. One such winery is Holman Ranch. An ideal time to

Matos Winery Prince Edward Island

Matos Winery: The hidden gem of Prince Edward Island

You never know where you might spot a winery. When a group of wine writers toured Prince Edward Island, Canada, they discovered there are three wineries on the island, and of course, being the wine journalists, we had to visit at least one winery. We chose Matos Winery & Distillery. Most people traveling to the

Chateau Ste. Michelle & Chihuly: A fusion of art and wine

What is more tantalizing to all our senses than combining music, food, art and wine together. Such is the case when Chateau Ste. Michelle offers a mixture of events to its patrons. From the mellow sounds of Harry Connick Jr. to the organic art forms of Chihuly to the exquisite wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle,

Marché Jean-Talon: Montreal’s quintessential market

The virtues of the city of Montreal come in many forms. History tells us that Montreal’s cultural beginnings derived from both the French and the English. But the life of this city comes from the charm of the old city, its harmonious sensibility, and leanings towards music, its eclectic multicultural presence. If you are a

Bar Harbor View with Glass of Wine

When two chefs meet at The Looking Glass Restaurant

  The collaboration of two chefs from different restaurant venues across our nation, joining together for an extraordinary meal and experience, is not unique, but in the case of Celebrity Chef Eric Klein and especially Chef Matt McPherson, it was a chance of a lifetime. The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn in Bar

Elinos Vineyards View

A Greek adventure: Wine Picnic in Elinos vineyards

Picnicking in the vineyard is one of the many highlights we often enjoy during a wine tasting experience. Take this idea one step beyond what many of us are acquainted with at an American winery; more specifically in California, where you enjoy a luncheon on well-manicured vineyard grounds with tables that have become fixtures at

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