Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Hawaii – a land steeped in the ancient lore of Pele, a volcano goddess with a passionate and fiery temperament. One legend states that when Pele is angry lava flows from her in great molten streams destroying everything in its path leaving a desolate moonscape waiting to be reborn.

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Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii itinerary –  Tucked in a corner of tropical paradise surrounded by hardened black rolling lava fields is Hale Hau’oli’, a towering artistic eco-villa Airbnb with a surreal view of the Kalapana lava flow.  

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Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic getaways are fabulous to reconnect with the love of your life. They are a way to make Valentine’s Day extend beyond one day. Here are five ideas for small-town romantic getaways to help you start planning a sizzling weekend retreat. 

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Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Antonio: Hotel Gibbs

Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Antonio: Hotel Gibbs

Located in San Antonio, just steps from the Alamo Mission and Riverwalk is the Hotel Gibbs. Built in 1909, this family owned luxurious, art-deco building is one of San Antonio’s first high-rise buildings.

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Lake Charles: casinos, horse racing, and the largest Mardi Gras Museum in the world

Lake Charles: casinos, horse racing, and the largest Mardi Gras Museum in the world

Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana’s premier destination for luxurious Vegas-style casino resorts. With a Southern welcome, Lake Charles offers its visitors gourmet restaurants, derby race tracks; and something you won’t find in Las Vegas – deep sea fishing and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.

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Natchitoches Christmas: Celebrating 92 Years

Natchitoches Christmas: Celebrating 92 Years

Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), this charming  French Creole town has been celebrating a town-wide epic Christmas festival since 1926. This year, the Southeast Tourism Society named Natchitoches Christmas as one of the top 20 holiday festivals of the year to attend.

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Fall Color Wonderland In Northern Alabama

Fall Color Wonderland In Northern Alabama

Autumn is the season of pumpkins, corn mazes, and stunning fall color. Make time this fall for a romantic weekend getaway to explore Alabama’s picturesque countryside. Generally awash in color from mid-October to mid-November with peak color the last week of October and the first week of November, Alabama has five state parks that are ideal weekend escapes to experience the splendor of fall.

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East Texas Wine Country: Kiepersol Family Estate Vineyard

East Texas Wine Country: Kiepersol Family Estate Vineyard

  Born from the desire to belong to the land and to create a sustainable heritage, Kiepersol Vineyard and Estates in East Texas wine country is much more than just a vineyard – it is a family passion. The sixty-acre estate sits on top of Bullard Salt Dome nestled in the rolling hills of Tyler, Texas just two hours east of Dallas is also home to a distillery, restaurant, and a bed-and-breakfast.

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Daiquiri – delicious frozen works of art in Shreveport

Daiquiri – delicious frozen works of art in Shreveport

  Louisiana, this deep Southern state rich in 18th-Century French architecture is known for its charming gentile hospitality mixed with Cajun and Creole heritage and frozen daiquiri cocktails that are works of art. 

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Galveston: Tall Ships Festival Video

Galveston: Tall Ships Festival Video

Galveston was a bustling seaport delivering food, textile goods, and people from around the world. The Galveston Historical Society brings this seaside city’s rich maritime history to life at the Tall Ships Festival where people can experience sailing nostalgia on board multi-masted schooners.

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Recharge To Be A Better You – Here’s Some Ideas

Recharge To Be A Better You – Here’s Some Ideas

Relaxation Breaks – You Deserve Them I don’t care who you are or what you do, male or female, young or old –  life can be a challenge. We are pulled

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The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

  A Cool Reprieve The Guadalupe River lovingly called “the Guad” by locals of the Lone Star state, winds and meanders its way through Texas Hill Country. It flows past carved out limestone cliffs and mounds of gnarled cypress roots looking like they are dipping their toes in the river as they reach for water. A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike who are trying to escape some of Texas’ sweltering hot summer humidity. Thousands will travel to this cool water mecca over the course of a summer for a day of kayaking, tubing or rafting.

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Foodie Gems of Shreveport, Louisiana

Foodie Gems of Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport has been a foodie mecca for diverse regional dishes since its founding in 1836. Shreveportites are infamous for putting their own unique spin on recipes that have been handed down or brought from other countries. This is but a small sampling of delectable morsels you can offer your palate when you visit Shreveport-Bossier City. 

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Marker Cellars Wine Pairing and Texas Wine History

Marker Cellars Wine Pairing and Texas Wine History

Sweet nectar from the high plains of Texas Alvord, Texas –  Marker Cellars in the Red River Valley hosted their first wine pairing and Texas wine history event. Texas Wine History I was invited to join a small group of Texas wine lovers to enjoy an evening sampling bold Texas flavor matched with pasta, dried fruit, nuts, assorted cheese, and cannolis. Mark Rogers, the owner of Marker Cellars, taught us some interesting tidbits about Texas wine history. Native American Indian tribes used wild Vitis rotundifolia, also known as muscadine grapes, in much of their diet. Muscadine grapes are packed with

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Natchitoches – Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret

Natchitoches – Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret

  Remnants of Natchitoches French Creole and Spanish roots are evident in its historical cotton plantations, and 19th-century landmark buildings. Natchitoches – A Road Trip To Louisiana’s Hidden Gem Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), settled in 1714 it is the oldest settlement in

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Why Visit Huntsville, Alabama

Why Visit Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama Diverse, unique, and eclectic. It is a land where you will find lush, rolling green hills

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Space Camp and the Empty Nest

Space Camp and the Empty Nest

Space Camp – An Empty Nest Journey 3, 2, 1, mark. Pilot, you are a go to start auxiliary

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This is why Shreveport ~ Bossier City, Louisiana should be on your radar!

This is why Shreveport ~ Bossier City, Louisiana should be on your radar!

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Tampa Has A Riverwalk?

Tampa Has A Riverwalk?

Did you know that Tampa, Florida has a boardwalk? I did not. What a pleasant and fun discovery that was.  The River Boardwalk

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Texas Renaissance Festival – a party for your eyes

Renaissance Festival – transport your self to another world and another time. Last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival we had such a good time! Of course, we had to visit the King’s Bar The parade is always fun to watch #renaissance #texas  

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