Travel Writer, Photographer & Solo World Adventurer

Visit to Canada – Vancouver and Gabriola Island

  October 2nd, 2016 VANCOUVER. INTRODUCTION, A "Getting Married" announcement arrived from Joanne and Stanis, my niece and nephew who live in Vancouver BC Canada announcing the forthcoming wedding of Chloe and Mark.    Chloe and  Mark had been inseparable sweethearts...

Days of Wine and Lavender at Matanzas Creek Winery

Leaving San Francisco on a perfect mid summer's day with a cloudless blue sky, I headed up the 101  Freeway towards Santa Rosa, following a few twists and turns as dictated by the GPS until I arrived at 6097 Bennett Valley Road and saw the signpost indicating the...

OLD NEW ORLEANS RUM – a Micro Distillery

April 4th, 2016  Old New Orleans Rum is the oldest continuously operating distillery  making premium rum in the United States. This is a " Micro Distillery",  so called because it produces less than ten thousand bottles of rum  per year.   Introduction. The gold...