Fall Collors in Ashland Oregon and the Rogue Valley

Fall Into the Autumn Colors of Ashland Oregon and the Rogue Valley

The colors of fall make Ashland Oregon, and the Roque Valley wine region are awe-inspiring and a place to either dream of visiting or to place on your bucket list of places to visit. Such was the case when I visited the area last fall. Nature is in its glory at that time of the

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Gilbert Arizona The Uprooted Kitchen in Barnone at the Agritopia

Discovering Gilbert Arizona

This post is an excerpt from an article I wrote on Gilbert Arizona for FWT Magazine. Gilbert Arizona has become the fastest-growing city in the Phoenix area. Its popularity can be seen as one walks down Gilbert Rd in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District. Not only is the town popular with snowbirds, especially those

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Kyra's Gluten-Free Bakery

Kyra’s Bake Shop: A Gluten-free Bakery At Its Sweetest

Baked goods for the gluten-free diet can be daunting.  Add in the dairy-free diet, and bread and desserts are almost non-existent unless you are a connoisseur of sorbets.  Recently on a trip to Oregon, I discovered to my delight Kyra’s Bake Shop, a gluten-free bakery haven with an array of delicious pastries, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes,

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AKC Museum of the Dog

Museum of the Dog: AKC’s tribute To All Dogs

New York is known for its diversity of museums and attractions. When the AKC decided to move the Museum of the Dog back to the Big Apple, it made sense. With AKC’s headquarters located in the city, it also fits into the variety of attractions offered. Museum of the Dog Then and Now My first

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Lowe Winery Vineyards

Mudgee Musings – Australia Wine Country

Some of the many delights of traveling are discovering an unexpected site, cozy restaurant, or photo op that takes you by surprise. The whole region of Mudgee was like that for me. An unknown (to me) wine region, that was one of my excursions to Australia Wine Country with the Wine Media Conference. Now, you’ve

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Willamette Valley Currin Covered Bridge Cottage Grove Oregon

Escape to the South Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley spans 150-miles from Portland to Cottage Grove, with the Willamette River flowing along its entire length. Most people think of the Willamette Valley as the area between Salem and Portland, but this article will delve into the South Willamette Valley that includes the cities of Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove. Recently

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Rogue Valley Dancin Vineyards

Dancin Vineyards: The Delights of the Rogue Valley

Autumn is the ideal time of the year to visit Dancin Vineyards in the Rogue Valley AVA. Not only does the wine dance, but the fall colors of the foliage create an exquisite performance as if they are dancing in the wind. All this makes visiting this winery spectacular. The story of Dancin is a

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Lowe Wines- Mudgee Wine Region

Organics & Biodynamics In Australia’s Mudgee

On my recent trip to Australia, I spent 2 1/2 weeks visiting about six cities and three wine regions, including Mudgee. Kind of like a pig in, you know what- immersed in my element because I live for wine, travel, and food. I attended the Wine Media Conference for the first time, and its first

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Carnival Panorama Cruise Ship

The Debut of Cruise Ship Carnival Panorama

Look no further than Long Beach to find the latest in cruise ships. Carnival has just christened its latest cruise ship, the Panorama. She is sleek and large, with 15 decks and her exclusive port for mooring. Carnival Panorama is the only ship stationed out of Long Beach. She resides next to Queen Mary, who

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David Hockney Yosemite iPad Drawings

Heard Museum: From David Hockney to the American Indian

A visit to the Heard Museum is a must when you are in Phoenix, especially for those wanting to learn about Native Indian arts and its history. The museum houses the most extensive collection of American Indian objects in a privately-owned collection. My visit included seeing the David Hockney Yosemite, which included Masters of California

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