Bud Break - Spring Travel © Cori Solomon

Budding Vines Heralds Spring Travel

In wine speak, the cycle of life for the vine begins in the spring. The vineyard starts to come to life as bud break approaches after laying barren and dormant during the winter. It is a new beginning and a new vintage, and signals a time when I am ready to explore what the vineyards … Read more

AOC Ventoux ©Norman Kergoat

Ventoux AOC: Rhone Valley’s Hidden Gem

One mountain defines a wine region by creating a distinct microclimate with altitude and freshness to the wines and combats global warming by sheltering the region with a cooler climate. Mont Ventoux is the backbone of the Ventoux AOC, and the AOC is a rising star in the Rhone Valley. It is a wine gem … Read more


Butterfly Moments at Pismo Beach Monarch Grove

They swirl, flutter, and dance to the delight of the human eye. The Monarch butterfly is in all its glory at the Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach from October through February. Monarch Grove The Monarch butterfly migrates from the north to California to seek shelter from the cold and freezing weather. Five coastal sites in … Read more

Hood River - Mt Hood ©Visit Hood River

The Path To Hood River And The Columbia Gorge

Heading east from Portland, one travels along the lush green treelined landscape of the Columbia Gorge. The beauty that engulfs is filled with waterfalls and Mount Hood looming in the background. This journey takes you to the Hood River, a city that abounds with days of yore. Nestled along the Columbia River in the heart … Read more

Travel 2021: Year In Review- Spicewood Vineyards

Travel 2021: My Year In Review

In 2021 travel took on both a virtual and live role. Although travel was primarily within California, I also traveled to Oregon and Washington, but the bulk of my traveling took place virtually. Enjoy my travel 2021 year in review as I discovered many places in person and more that I hope to visit in … Read more

Walla Walla Washington © Visit Walla Walla

Walla Walla, Washington: 14 Best Things To Do

Most people think of the city of Walla Walla, Washington, as an agricultural area primarily known for Walla Walla Sweet Onions and, of late, its budding wine industry. There is a cultural and historical side to this small countrified town that should be explored.  Walla Walla is also home to some of Washington States’ best … Read more

Pet Friendly Palm Springs with Bree © Cori Solomon

The Best of Pet Friendly Palm Springs

The best time to travel to Palm Springs begins in the fall when the weather cools and continues through May. The days are glorious with the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains and it is the ideal time to partake in the numerous outdoor activities Palm Springs offers. This timeframe is also perfect for bringing … Read more

Hotel Chaco Front Entrance © Cori Solomon

Hotel Chaco: Highlighting The Spirit of the Southwest

In New Mexico, the Pueblo is at the center of Native American culture. Its beginnings trace back to Chaco Canyon, a National Historical Park, and Unesco World Heritage Centre that contains some of the most notable ruins from pre-Columbian civilizations in the United States. The park lies in the northwestern part of New Mexico between … Read more

Sensario Field of Lights @Cori Solomon

Paso Robles: Illuminating The Best of the Central Coast

Paso Robles, which means The Pass of Oaks, is located in San Luis Obispo County along the Salinas River. In the early days, people traveled to Paso Robles for its Mineral Springs. Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers, and dairy farmers were the first to settle the area. Today the city is becoming an exciting … Read more

Finger Lakes Keuka Lake and Vineyard ©Luke Petromec

The Enchantment Of The Finger Lakes

Often there are ties with locations that we never thought connected us to a place. I have dreamed of visiting the Finger Lakes for quite some time. Before travel writing, I wrote about pets. I received emails about the Grapehounds Wine Tour, dog adoption, and wine tasting event in the Finger Lakes. When I branched … Read more