Category: Travel

Brewery Gulch Inn: Mendocino, CA

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I recently found myself driving north on California’s iconic Highway 1, on my way once again, to the Mendocino Coast. This time the Brewery Gulch Inn. I’ve been to the Mendocino Coast enough times to know how beautiful and unpredictable it can be. Days start off crisp and cool even in the summer. By midday…

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

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There’s nothing like a wine tasting tour– get in your car, enjoy the scenery, stop off at a picturesque small (or not so small) tasting room, sample, spit, have a nosh or a nibble, repeat. Well, now there something like it, the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Same concept with a different execution: lose the…

Atomic Cocktail- Las Vegas

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The Atomic Cocktail “Booom” I say to the bartender. I may have had one too many. That’s my only explanation. You see I’m standing at (well leaning on) the bar of Atomic Liquors, Las Vegas’ oldest cocktail bar. Owned and operated for more than 50 years by husband and wife Joe and Stella Sobchik, the…

The Beaches of Uruguay

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We saved the best part of our South American trip for last– the beaches of Uruguay. We spent the final eight days and seven nights of the 3-week trip driving along the coast of Uruguay. After a hectic schedule in Peru and a week of late nights in Buenos Aires, it was time for some…