Destinations: Visit Star Wars film locations with Furnace Creek Resort

While Much Of The Galaxy Was In Studios Some Of The Movie Was Filmed On Earth When the 1977 movie Star Wars is seen at Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, it starts inevitable tales of when the movie’s director came to this true American Oasis in 3.3 million square miles of desert, oasis and mountain national park to film […]

Destination: Mammy’s Cupboard by Tara Ambrose

Natchez, Mississippi Should you wonder as you begin to read this post why I opted to drive outside of my beloved home state of Louisiana to visit the proud lady of Mississippi, my answer is simply that my wonderful friend, David, asked me to venture out on a road trip with him from our home […]

Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016

Great things are happening in food and drink in Northern Ireland and in 2016 the menu is going to be mouth-watering for foodies everywhere. With two Belfast restaurants – Ox and Eipic – recently bagging Michelin stars, the country’s artisan food and drink producers are reaping international renown from food critics and the media. With […]

Alderbrook Resort and Spa’s First Annual “CiderHood” Event Debuts Friday October 23rd

Hood Canal’s Alderbrook Resort & Spa is kicking off the fall season in the Pacific Northwest with a special event designed to celebrate the rapidly growing Northwest cidery industry and spotlight local bounties. In partnership with CIDERCRAFT Magazine, Alderbrook will host the first annual CiderHood celebration – a two day event which kicks off on […]

Trai Ham-Da Lat Organic Weasel Coffee Farm by Christie Kiley

I love coffee as much as the next person, but I think I was born to drink coffee.  Really.  One of my earliest memories is when I was a young girl, barely four years old, and my mother had taken me to a friend’s house where the ladies gathered around a table for afternoon coffee. […]

Prost to the Pear: Sip and Savor at Taste Leavenworth!

April is all things Culinary in Leavenworth and food lovers are already making their way in to the picturesque small town nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Recently listed as one of the 30 most beautiful small towns on the planet (Distractify), visually, this little gem is pure eye candy, but visitors might wonder: Does Leavenworth […]

Sweepstakes Launched to Win Epic Spring Awakening Music Festival Experience

Do you need to getaway? Groupon announced a sweepstakes for a VIP experience at the Spring Awakening Music Festival at Soldier Field in Chicago. From May 16 to May 24, participants simply need to fill out the form at to enter to win.* Two lucky winners will each win two tickets for a VIP festival experience. […]

San Francisco Restaurant, Baker and Banker, Creates Epicurean Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

What’s on your list for mom this year? Whisking her away to San Francisco for Mother’s Day weekend would be an exquisite gift of adventure. The weather for May averages around the high 60’s with partly cloudy skies, which is perfect weather for spring. A weekend of site seeing, shopping and dining is on the […]

Outside Magazine’s Bike and Brew Festival

Outside Magazine, New Mexico Brewers Guild and Cycle Santa Fe have combined resources to build a new form of outdoor festival aimed at the active lifestyle tourist who is seeking the balance between adventure and sophistication, recreation and relaxation, living healthy and living happy. Outside Bike & Brew Festival, scheduled for May 16-18, 2014 in […]

A few breathtaking days in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a stunning European-style village that was founded in 1902. Wine tasting, shopping, art galleries, spas & salons, cultural activities, and of course beach and outdoor activities draw nearly 79,000 people annually. Travel & Leisure rated it #3 as the best city for Romance last month, and last November Conde Naste […]

Stone Brewing Co. taps Chef Baumgarten’s brewing talents

In San Diego, a beer centric city filled with the nations most respected breweries, a new North Park neighborhood bistro and beer bar, Waypoint Public, is quickly making a name for itself as the citys go-to for unbeatable craft beer and food pairings, with firecracker Executive Chef / Partner Amanda Baumgarten at the helm. With […]