Before we landed in Armenia, the only thing anyone would tell me about this country is how good the food is. And they were right. Just about every meal we sat down to blew my mind.
While Armenia is considered to be the birthplace of wine, it’s another spirit that the country is most famous for… brandy. Ararat Brandy is the leading producer of brandy in Armenia, and they boast gold medals in spirits competitions around the world.
I got a little lost one afternoon in Riga and stumbled upon Apsara Tea House by accident. It was starting to hail, and I was still testing my luck with no umbrella so I ducked into this pagoda style tea house near the river.
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 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..
As we were wandering through the back alleys of Old Town Dubrovnik, avoiding the crowds, we came upon a yellow sign, “cold drinks with the most beautiful view.” I don’t think there’s a single phrase that would signal a stronger YES in my heart than that.
778 meters above Dubrovnik sits a picture perfect restaurant with a mind-blowing view. Whether you eat dinner or simply grab a drink, a trip to Panorama Restaurant is a must do while in Dubrovnik.