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Wine Not? Kicking off A Thailand Wine Weekend at GranMonte Vineyard thumbnail

Think Thailand and drinking, and it’s likely you’ll conjure toasting to the sunset with one of the country’s internationally famous beer brands, Chang or Singha. Or perhaps dancing on the beach with a brightly colored pail of cheap whiskey and soda with a handful of straws chucked in. Or maybe sipping an overpriced cocktail at a…

Sippin’ and Kickin’ Around Keuka Lake thumbnail

“America’s Coolest Small Town” is quite a title to claim for oneself, but luckily Hammondsport didn’t have to do it — the readers of Budget Travel magazine did it for them. Hammondsport was the first stop on my Upstate New York road trip, and I already felt like I’d traveled into the brushstrokes of a Normal…

Sippin’ Santorini Style: A Greek Wine Tour thumbnail

Have you seen that episode of Parks and Recreation where April enters a sommelier competition? That’s how I typically feel when I’m around wine enthusiasts and professionals — like I’m swirling grape juice around in a fancy glass that I’m possibly holding upside down and declaring I smell notes of sandwich and the color purple. So the…

Adventures Off The Strip: Winery Touring in Pahrump thumbnail

Drinking on a trip to Las Vegas isn’t exactly at innovate travel idea. But I think we can all agree what typically comes to mind is more vodka-shots-straight-from-the-bottle-at-Wet-Republic than civilized-sipping-at-a-winery. Am I right or am I right? And yet, to my surprise, the state of Nevada is home to four fine wineries. The first winery to…

The Desert Oasis of Huacachina thumbnail

Leaving Lima, Zoe and I were in desperate need of some bright blue skies — and let’s face it — some silly backpacker fun. We found our salvation in the tiny desert town of Huacachina. And I’m not kidding about the tiny. As of the 1999 census, Huacachina had a whopping 115 residents and can be…

Helping Hawaii, One Bite at a Time: Big Island Agriculture thumbnail

Where did that pineapple I ate on the beach in Waikiki beach come from? What about bananas I picked up at the grocery store in Hilo? The answer might surprise you. Today, a full 85% of Hawaii’s food is imported. This is a shocking statistic, considering the islands used to independently feed a population estimated to…

Miss Part I of my Battambang weekend? Catch up here! While we had gone to Battambang for the circus and the bamboo train, we also knew there was a beautiful countryside to explore. When we met a guide who offered to show us the train along with the rest the area had to offer for a…

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