… Recently, we had a two night stay at the Napa River Inn. I’d previously heard very positive reviews of the hotel and can now understand why it gets such high marks and has the honor of being the only hotel in downtown Napa to have Michelin’s highest rating of 3 stars.
Back when Mr. TWS and I first got married in September, 1991 we were given a wedding gift certificate for a ride and lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train. At that time, the Wine Train had been in operation for only two years. Now it was time for a second date.
Almost any day in California’s Napa Valley is a good day, even in the winter when the vines that cover so much of the region are bare. The scenery is still beautiful and the fresh air is rejuvenating. And if you know where to look, there are special Napa tours and experiences …
Nicknamed “City of Spas” because of its abundance of natural thermal springs, Budapest has had public baths since the Romans first built them there. Almost any list of top things to do in the city has a visit to a Budapest spa in the top five.
Visiting Prague you easily see why it is often called, “The Golden City of 100 Spires” — it is lustrous by day and radiant at night with a myriad of spires prominent on the city’s many churches and towers.
Just nine months after our first visit to Budapest, I was compelled to go back, longing to revisit Budapest highlights we experienced before and to check out others that we had missed.
By Mr. TWS — There were so many things that made our 2013 Christmas markets tour memorable – visiting 3 cities (Bratislava, Budapest and Prague) in 3 countries in Europe just before Christmas, sharing the spirit of the season with friends and family in Wisconsin and Chicago…
Settimana del Buonvivere (Week of Good Living) is an annual event conceived by Monica Fantini, Director of Legacoop Forlì-Cesena. Our group of seven international women bloggers enjoyed a customized version of Settimana del Buon Vivere in our Buonvivere blog tour of the Forli-Cesena province.
The rains of the previous day had brought out the rich green of the Castelbolognese hills of the Apennines and covered the area with a foggy haze that gave the passing scenery a mysterious and dramatic look.
One of the highlights of our Settimana del Buon Vivere (Week of Good Living) blog tour was an afternoon and early evening spent at Altavita vineyards in Cesena, Italy. The winery’s name comes from “Alla Vita!” meaning a toast “to life!”,
I felt pretty lucky being back in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy for the second time in about 3 months. On this trip beginning at the end of September, I was going to be part of the “Settimana del Buon Vivere” (“Week of Good Living”) blog project…
Expertly escorted by our driver/guide Carlo Romano following an itinerary planned by Promozione Puglia, we made our way around Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, during our seven day visit in June.It wasn’t long enough to see and do everything in the Puglia region of Italy, but it was plenty long enough for us to become smitten.