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Sampling Fine Wines in Napa Valley

There are about 400 wineries in picturesque Napa Valley, with neat rows of vines punctuated by lovely wineries, some built in the chateau style, others in mission style, some gleaming and modern, all with a back story of the owner’s passion for the grape. Sparkling tasting rooms provide a glimpse into the zeal of the … Continue reading »

Vietnam—Navigating the Mighty Mekong

Published in International Travel News, April 2009, http://www.intltravelnews.com/ “This is a river that could keep us busy for years,” uttered my husband, Steve, who has a fascination with rivers. Our first trip to Vietnam this summer began our exploration of the Mekong River that will span many trips to come as we unlock the secrets … Continue reading »

LOST Tour, Oahu, Hawaii

If you’ve been engaged, mystified, puzzled, curious, stumped, or otherwise hooked on the time traveling, sometimes mystical survival tale on the television series LOST, you’ll be as fascinated as we were to go on a tour of LOST filming sites on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i.  My husband, Steve, and I were watching an … Continue reading »

Driving Costa Rica’s ‘Infamous’ Roads and Highways

Published in International Travel News, November 2008, http://www.intltravelnews.com/ “Are you going to go zip-lining?” everyone we knew asked when told that we were headed to Costa Rica for our next set of adventures. It sounded like fun until so many people asked that I started envisioning the canopy of the jungle crisscrossed with zip-lines zinging … Continue reading »