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With a blog called Travel, Wine, and Dine, you’d imagine that travel is a priority in my life, and it is.  Whether it’s a day trip in Massachusetts or other New England states, a visit to Sonoma or Napa, or a couple of weeks in Europe visiting family, being out and about rejuvenates our spirits, teaches us about the world and ourselves, and lets us soak up all sorts of new experiences. Below is a list of some of my favorite travel posts. Need travel advice? Please don’t hesitate to email me!


Our Serengeti Safari was my second visit to Africa. The first was to Tunisia when I was in college and studying abroad in Ireland.

Tanzania both tested my limits and brought up many fears while also stealing my heart. I would love to go back as soon as possible to repeat this trip again. I also dream of visiting South Africa for wine tasting!

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Luxury Accommodations at Maramboi Tented Camp, Tanzania

Ngorgoro  Crater Ngorogoro Farm House

Tarangire National Park  Safari with Overseas Adventure Travel,

Tanzania Serengeti

Camping Serengeti Game Drives

Shanga and Riverhouse Arusha Tanzania

Swahili Canteen, Arusha

Tanzania School Visits

California Wine Country (Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Northern Sonoma,  Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley)

We have visited Northern California a number of times and never get tired of it!

Avia Napa

A Wine & Food Affair on the Sonoma Wine Road

Barrel Tasting on the Sonoma Wine Road (includes Sheldon, D’Argenzio, Cartograph, Stark)

Bella Villa Messina, Healdsburg - a beautiful Healdsburg B & B

Boating on Lake Sonoma and a Bastille Day Celebration at DeLoach

C. Donatiello Tasting Room, Healdsburg

Dining in Healdsburg – Barndiva

Dining in Healdsburg – Dry Creek Kitchen

Dining in Healdsburg – Scopa

Dining in Healdsburg – Spoonbar

Dining in Napa – Bistro Sabor

Dining in Napa – Farm at The Carneros Inn

Dining in Napa – Zuzu

Dining in Santa Rosa – Zazu

Dining in Santa Rosa – Bird & the Bottle

Dining in Sonoma – the girl + the fig

Dining in St. Helena – Farmstead

Brunch in Yountville – Bardessono

Dining in Yountville – Bottega

Dining in Yountville – Bouchon Bakery

Flipkey Vacation Rental: Healdsburg

Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza

Oxbow Public Market - a must-visit in Napa!

River’s Edge Canoe and Kayak trip on the Russian River

Savor Healdsburg Food Tours

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma Food

San Francisco Food

San Francisco Exploration

Timber Cove Inn - Sonoma Coast getaway

Vintner’s Inn

Where to Stay in Wine Country – choosing accommodations in Napa and Sonoma can be overwhelming. This might help!

Wine tasting – Cuvaison

 Wine tasting – Ferrari Carano

Wine tasting – Flowers Vineyards

Wine tasting – Fort Ross Vineyards

Wine tasting – Gloria Ferrer

Wine tasting – Longboard Vineyards

Wine tasting – Ma(i)sonry

Wine tasting – Mumm Napa

Wine tasting – Murphy Goode

Wine tasting – Peju

Wine tasting and a cave tour – Schramsberg

Wine tasting – Truett Hurst Winery

Wine tasting – Venge Vineyards

Wine tasting – Loxton,Kunde, Domaine Carneros, and Arista

Wine country adventure – boating on Lake Sonoma and Bastille Day at DeLoach


Goose Island Brewing Co. Tour and Tasting

Scenes from Chicago 


Inn at Mystic

Engine Room, Mystic

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Oyster Club Mystic

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Florida – Miami

Coconut Grove Miami – Sonesta Bayfront Hotel

Sanibel Island

Dining in Sanibel – Gramma Dot’s

Dining in Sanibel – Doc Ford’s Rum Bar

Holiday Inn Sanibel Resort

Sanibel Island


My husband is from Ireland, and I studied abroad in Galway. As such, it’s a home-away-from home for me and has a big piece of my heart. I am fortunate that I have had the opportunity to get to know Galway so well over the years and am always counting down to our next visit.

Achill Island Hotel 

Afternoon Tea at the Meyrick Hotel

Ashford Castle


Ballynahinch Castle

Belfast in Photos

The Burren and Kinvara – hiking in Ireland

Bushmill’s Distillery

Colorful Images from Ireland


Dining in Galway – Ard Bia at Nimmo’s

Eala Bhan Sligo

Galway Photos

Giant’s Causeway and North Antrim

The G Hotel, Galway

Galway Christmas Market

Galway Christmas Market 2014

Galway Love

Galway Saturday Market

Galway – Spirit One Spa and Sheridan’s Wine Bar

Hiking in Connemara

Hiking Errisbeg in Roundstone

Kinsale, Ireland’s Gourmet Capital

Kylemore Abbey

O’Grady’s Barna Pier

Photos of Galway


Tearoom at the Clarence, Dublin

The Twelve, Barna

Top 5 Ireland Must-Do’s

Zip Lining in Ireland


Le Marche

Olive Oil Factory in Marche

San Benedetto and Grottomare

Wine tasting in Abruzzo – Masciarelli

Umbria – A Villa Rental



16 Bay View Camden Maine

Camden and Freeport Maine

Coastal New England – including Portland and Kennebunkport

Dining Out in Portland, Maine

Hart Stone Inn

Nova Star Cruises


Amherst is a foodie town! 

A Perfect Massachusetts Getaway – Amherst and Western Massachusetts 

Autumn in the Berkshires

Bare Cove Park, Hingham

Black Birch Vineyard, Southampton

Cambridge in 60 Seconds

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham Day Trip

Little Neck Cottage Rental

Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard in Winter – Nobnocket Boutique Inn

Martha’s Vineyard in Winter – things to do, what to eat

New Bedford

Provincetown and Truro

Sonesta ES Suites Andover Boston

Southeast Massachusetts Day Trip – Travessia Urban Winery, Westport, Rivers, Horseneck Beach

Tanglewood Music Festival

Wompatuck State Park

Wayside Inn, Sudbury Massachusetts

New Jersey

Point Pleasant

Sandy Hook and Atlantic Highlands

New York

The North Fork of Long Island is a dreamy winery and farm filled little getaway by the sea. Get there from Boston by driving to New London and taking Cross Sound Ferry.

Cross Sound Ferry from New London to the North Fork of Long Island

Harbes Farm, North Fork

Lavender by the Bay 

Little Creek Oysters

Sep’s Farm 

Wine Tasting at Bedell Cellars

Wine Tasting at Kontokosta Winery

Wine Tasting on the North Fork of Long Island

North Carolina

Beer Tasting in Asheville


A Visit to Philadelphia

Puerto Rico

Colorful Old San Juan

Luquillo’s Kiosks

Outdoor Adventures in Puerto Rico

Quebec Eastern Townships

Dining at Tire-Bouchon

Domaine Pinnacle Apple Ice Wine

Eastern Townships Chocolate Museum

Wine and food in the Eastern Townships


Dining out in Edinburgh – Shamoli Restaurant


Michael’s on the Hill – Stowe

Stowe Meadows Inn and Downtown Stowe Trapp Family Lodge Brewery -

Stowe King Arthur Flour – baking class King Arthur Flour – baking with whole grains


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