Bordeaux

Just a few hours southwest of Paris is the lovely wine region of Bordeaux and probably my favorite destination on this trip. I enjoy drinking wine but would never say I have a refined palette or know a ton about wine. But one tour through Margaux and I felt like a master sommelier. It seems…

Sonoma International Film Festival 2018

I often forget that just because something is local, it doesn’t mean it isn’t a travel worthy event. This year I attended the 21st annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) and managed to see 6 films over 3 days and enjoy some beautiful if not a wee bit rainy Sonoma Valley. My favorite part of…

My Tour of the PNW…Portland

My last stop on my mini US adventure was to Portland, Oregon. This was not my first trip to Portland but I wanted to hang with my friends for the weekend and do a little wine and beer tasting. I took Amtrak from Seattle to Portland which was just a few hours and very scenic….

My version of Sideways

I love traveling and heading to exotic and weird places and often times forget that I grew up in an amazing place in California. I grew up in Sonoma County┬áin Santa Rosa and Glen Ellen. For those of you who have no idea what that means, it means I grew up in the heart of…