On top of the Rock of Gibraltar

On the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian peninsular is a rock, in fact it’s The Rock. The Rock of Gibraltar. It’s a monolithic limestone promontory, which essentially means it’s a single massive rock raised above the surrounding area made of limestone (you’re welcome). I took a cable car up to the top of The […]

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National Wine Day | 5 Fun Facts about Wine

It’s National Wine Day and the Friday leading to a long weekend here in the U.S. I call this a win-win. What better way than to sit on the patio, contemplate all the things I don’t know about wine while sipping a glass of wine. 5 Fun Facts about Wine #1 Italy, France, and Spain are […]

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Captiva Island Sunset

I haven’t been to Florida in 10 years, and the last (and first) time I went to the southwest of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico is closer to 20 years. I guess I was due back a visit. So I jumped on the occasion to speak at a conference in Captiva Island and extended […]

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5 Things I learned at CoffeeCon L.A. 2018

My hands are still shaking from sampling too much coffee today. This comes on the heels of going cold turkey on coffee right after Christmas. So, no surprise on the shaking hands. What’s CoffeeCon? About 25-30 artisan coffee roaster and makers were handing out samples of coffee at CoffeeCon L.A. CoffeeCon is a consumer coffee […]

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Hiker’s & Traveler’s Coffee Hour #2

hiker's and traveler's coffee hour 2

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down comfortably and read the stories of fellow hikers and travelers. Beach Camping at Lake Powell A guide to visiting Jasper National Park in winter 6 places to visit in Madrid The Dawn of the Cicadas! A short hike with a view Get your Lord of the Rings on at […]

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