Hawaii, the 50th state of the Union and once known as the Sandwich Islands, is an archipelago comprised of eight major islands, each island has a distinct vibe. The Big Island of Hawaii is unique because Mauna Kea (more about Mauna Kea below) divides the island into three distinctly different environments – the Kona side,…
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5 Hidden Prohibition Speakeasy Bars in Texas
The Speakeasy was born during the tumultuous Twenties at a time when the country was healing from World War I and Americans were discovering a new love for jazz, dance, and cocktails – coincidently, at the same time that the newly ratified 18th Amendment went into effect. The 18th Amendment spawned the National Prohibition Act…
Billings, Montana: 10 places to eat and drink you will love
Billings is Montana’s largest city, It is nicknamed the “Magic City”. It is truly a magical place for the outdoor enthusiast. It is also has a magical foodie scene that is sure to appease any discerning taste buds. There are unquestionably many dining establishments to choose from – during my brief stay, I only had…
Margarita, Margarita: An Ode To The Cocktail With Recipe
Margarita, Margarita, oh how sweet thy nectar is. No matter if you are pale as the absinthe fairy or bright blue like the ocean waves you seem to be an everpresent
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.
Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: 4 Unforgettable Activities
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.
Texas Artisan Vodka: Grain to Glass Texas Black Eyed
Not all vodka distillers are the same or use the same techniques. Black Eyed Vodka is a new ultra-premium, artisan 100% Texas distilled vodka. What makes this vodka unique from others is the ingredients. They are the only known distillery in the world that uses black-eyed peas.
Kiepersol Vineyard: Discover This Gem In East Texas Wine Country
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…
Puerto Vallarta: Mixing Art, Ecotourism and Craft Beer
The concept of ecotourism is one that has been around for decades. It is the concept of building responsible cultural and environmental awareness of an area while respecting and preserving the well-being of the inhabitants, both human and animal. Puerto Vallarta does this through art and eco-tours such as swimming with dolphins in the wild.
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.
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…
Texoma Wine Trail
What do you think of when you think of Texas? Most people will think of cowboys, cattle, and tumbleweeds. Yes, those are all found in Texas. Texas is also one of the first wine producing states.
Pubs of Great Britain
Ode To The Magical Pub Pubs are transporters into the mysterious past. Each pub has its own distinct feeling, charm and character that greets its guests. From the ancient carved wooden door that has been