Wineries In Long Island – Just A Short Drive From New York City


Wineries in Long Island? The land of Amy Fisher? The runner up for gold-chain-adorned, muscle-shirted, overly-tanned cheeseballs (clearly the Jersey Shore takes the #1 slot)? Am I seriously telling you that there are vineyards there…that you should visit? Yes, I am. And I’m the perfect person to tell you about them because I am a … Read more

French Cheese 101

When I first moved to France, one of the first questions people would ask me was, “Why?” To me it seemed an odd question – “Why not?” I always wanted to answer. But I didn’t. Instead, I came up with a flippant answer, far from the full truth, but definitely an influential and attractive aspect of the country: “For the cheese.”

Incommunicado in Costa Rica

 Letting go of the cellphone and the best laid plan As soon as I learned I’d be celebrating a milestone anniversary in Costa Rica, I jumped at the chance to solidify my status as Oldest and Sharpest Globetrotting Friend. The vacation was nearly two months away, but it was never too early to aim for … Read more

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