On our most recent Europe trip, Nick and I split up for a few days and ventured separately to different countries; he played a show in Germany and I explored Latvia. While in Riga, I had the opportunity to stay in the 5 star luxury hotel, Gallery Park Hotel and Spa.
Valle de Guadalupe is like the crazy uncle of wine regions. You know, the one who shows up drunk to family functions and swears a little too much? It’s a little unpolished and pretty raw, but that’s the whole appeal.
One of my favorite things about Mexico’s wine region is how innovative it is. When researching a place to stay, I found so many interesting lodging options that I wanted to spend a different night in each of them.
At the end of a very long and bumpy dirt road lies what has been deemed the “hippest winery in Mexico.” Don’t worry.. it’s much cooler than it sounds. Vena Cava deviates from the classic look and feel of most wineries.
While planning my weekend in Valle de Guadalupe, I stumbled upon an article about the world famous tostadas de mariscos by La Guerrerense. Apparently Anthony Bourdain deemed it the best street food on the planet and compared it to Michelin quality seafood.
Cuatro Cuatros resides on 2,100 acres of nature between the vineyards and the ocean. They have a winery, hiking trails, a boutique hotel, and perched high on a cliff overlooking the Baja Coast, sits one of my favorite sunset bars.
Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California has been one of my favorite mini-trips that I’ve taken this year. Until recently, I had zero awareness that Mexico even made wine.
I’m a sucker for unique lodging (remember the time I found a fairy hut and almost froze to death in the Swedish Woods)? Well, earlier this year a group of friends and I made the short drive down to Ensenada for a wedding in Valle de Guadalupe, and I discovered these rad eco lofts! Encuentro Gu
Big Bear Oktoberfest occurs in the fall during 8 consecutive weekends each year. Voted one of the top Oktoberfest’s in country, people come from all over to party in the mountains of Big Bear Lake.
I have yet to experience Oktoberfest in Munich, but for the last 3 years I’ve drank enough at the Big Bear Oktoberfest to completely forget where I am. So does that still count?
If you’ve never been to Big Bear Oktoberfest, I have to warn you..