One of my favorite places to visit as you travel down the California Coast is San Luis Obispo County and one of my favorite stops in the county is the town of San Luis Obispo especially on Thursday night. You see on Thursday night the downtown is transformed into an incredible … [Read more...]
These articles are a collection I wrote for Appellation America combining my tourism consulting work with wine from a number of California destinations.
When I was a young kid growing my Dad used to take us what seemed like every summer Sunday up to Santa Barbara. Each Sunday morning we would pack up for the day and head up 101 to get out of the valley heat in Los Angeles. It was during those days I developed an appreciation for … [Read more...]
It was a cold morning when I fired up the BMW it was going to be a long day but first I had to get through some very slick roads until I left Lake Tahoe and got down to the Carson Valley, to lower elevations. We had some snow the day before and luckily it has melted, just in … [Read more...]
I turned the corner and there it was one of the most beautiful sights I had seen since I threw my leg over a motorcycle, the Pacific Ocean in its entire splendor. I had just come over the twisty turns of Highway 20 from Willits through the deep forest and was now making my way … [Read more...]
Loudoun County: Virginia’s Emerging Wine Country It was my first t trip here and I could tell it was different. As I left Dulles Airport I was headed for Leesburg in Loudoun County the drive was short but as I was on my way the differences were small but noticeable, the … [Read more...]