Jul 092013
Truffle Hunting in Emilia-Romagna

By Mr. TWS — I’d heard of truffle hunting before and understood the concept but for whatever reason I always pictured the practical joke called “snipe hunting”. When we had a chance to try truffle hunting it in a place where truffles are treasured and are hunted commonly, I was excited by the opportunity.

Apr 122012
Cruising San Francisco Bay

Over the years, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco has gotten cluttered with souvenir shops, street performers and throngs of tourists. Sadly, I think that it long ago lost much of its maritime charm and historic appeal. So why do Mr. TWS and I still insist on bringing our out-of-town visitors down to the wharf?