From Foggia to Bari: Our 7-Day Puglia Road Trip

From Foggia to Bari: Our 7-Day Puglia Road Trip

Cone-topped circular stone buildings (trulli), ancient cities on hilltops, white sand beaches, brilliant blue sea water, and olive groves galore – those are just a few of the sights you’ll see traveling the Puglia region of Italy on a road trip.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Emilia-Romagna

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Emilia-Romagna

It’s not a secret that I fell in love with the Emilia-Romagna and Puglia regions of Italy last year. As in Puglia, in Emilia-Romagna we met many wonderful people who were friendly, helpful, and very understanding of our extremely limited Italian language skills. Now I want to highlight some of the things you can do when you visit Emilia-Romagna to make it special for you, too.

One for the Road: My 5 Day Nova Scotia Road Trip

One for the Road: My 5 Day Nova Scotia Road Trip

Road trip, food, wine… count me in! I love being behind the wheel heading down highways, new or familiar, and experiencing local food and wine along the way. So I was excited about a culinary trip in the South Shore and Bay of Fundy/Annapolis Valley regions of Nova Scotia

Taste of Nova Scotia Cocktail Challenge

Taste of Nova Scotia Cocktail Challenge

Many highlights of my road trip on the Nova Scotia Joy Ride involve indulging in fine food and spirits. No surprise — it was a culinary tour. But a pleasant surprise was having a chance to create my own cocktail concoction in a challenge with my three road trip rally mates — Kelsy Chauvin, Michele Sponagle, and Karen Schaler.

5 Favorite Highlights of Ferrara Italy

5 Favorite Highlights of Ferrara Italy

It was a whirlwind of a day trip to Ferrara, Italy from our base in Verucchio. We started out early for our 2-hour drive to Ferrara, 90 miles to the north (about 30 miles from Bologna). We left the driving to our Italian blogger friend, Alessandra Catania…

CabFestNV: Celebrating Napa Valley Cabernet

CabFestNV: Celebrating Napa Valley Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon, the red wine for which Napa Valley is especially famous, is Mr. TWS’s favorite wine. Cabernets from this famous Northern California wine region have a distinct cachet and are spoken of with respect in many of the world’s wine regions where first-class Cabernets are produced.

Going Full Circle at Long Meadow Ranch

Going Full Circle at Long Meadow Ranch

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 …

Discovering Gaudi in Barcelona

Discovering Gaudi in Barcelona

Guest post by Paige Holland-Greene — … I have visited many palaces over the years, from Versailles to Schönbrunn to Windsor, but nothing came close to the magnificence of the Palau Güell, maybe because I wasn’t expecting it (one expects Versailles to be magnificent after all.)

Mariner King Inn: Impressions and a Tasty Surprise

Mariner King Inn: Impressions and a Tasty Surprise

During my Nova Scotia road trip in June, I had the pleasure of staying at the Mariner King Inn in Lunenburg. There was much I liked about my accommodations: a comfortable, nicely-appointed suite; its convenient location in Old Town Lunenburg; its friendly and attentive staff; and its well-supplied and tasty breakfast buffet.

From Shoes to Sex: 14 Intriguing Museums in North America

From Shoes to Sex: 14 Intriguing Museums in North America

While I enjoy visiting large institutions like the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to peruse their enormous collections, I have a special fondness for the smaller, and in some cases unusual or under-the-radar museums that I come across.