It was 1774 and young Thomas Jefferson was overseeing the planting of grape vines on his Monticello estate. The seeds of America’s wine industry were planted and the Monticello Wine Trail was born. Over 240 years later, we visited the area and we saw a tremendous variety, both in terms of the quality of the wines and in the tasting experiences.
The Islands of Siankaba is one of the most luxurious properties near Victoria Falls and Livingstone, Zambia. The place for romance and total relaxation. If there was ever a place to go and get away from it all, this is it!
The Local View – Dongguan, China. Agness Walewinder shares her Dungguan expat experience of teaching, travelling and living like a local girl.
Thomas Jefferson’s beautiful mountaintop home, Monticello, is the only Presidential home recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Monticello tour is like meeting Thomas Jefferson in person.
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South African wines are some of the best in the world. And many of the best South African wines come from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley outside of Hermanus. Hemel-en-Aarde means “heaven on earth” in Afrikaans and we can attest to the fact that this is not an embellishment. We visited Creation Wines to taste the distinctively elegant wines that come from the terroir of heaven on earth.
Long before the days of Land Rovers with padded seats, Africa was experienced on foot. Men would hike for days or weeks deep into “The Bush” for close encounters with fearsome beasts. The animals of the Big Five received that honor because they were the most dangerous to hunt on foot. Today, by leaving the safety of the vehicle and experiencing Africa on foot, we can replicate some of that experience and appreciate the bush the way it was meant to be – up close and personal, with elements of thrill and danger.
We love road trips – there is nothing better than seeing a country one mile at a time. And no drive in the world is more epic than The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland – the world’s longest coastal touring route. From castles to sea cliffs – this is a stunning journey!
As if San Diego needed anything else going for it, the city lays claim to the title of “Craft Beer Capital of America” and the region boasts its own beer style: a hop-heavy double IPA. On a recent trip to the West Coast, I visited several San Diego breweries to see what the fuss was about.
At the top of many people’s bucket lists is going on safari in Africa. Planning a South Africa safari can be a daunting experience that is confusing, expensive and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be!