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10 April, 2015

Barcelona Beach Strolling

Barcelona Beach Strolling
Posted in : Dining in Barcelona, Spain, Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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It’s time for another addition to my Barcelona visitor’s guide! This one is focused on life at the beach…keeping in mind that we were there in winter, so it was less about sunbathing and more about catching nice views from the shelter of a restaurant. But with views this nice, who cares if you need
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11 March, 2015

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia
Comments : 6 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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I don’t often let my photos speak entirely for themselves on this blog, but other than for a few tourist tips, I’m going to let them do just that. Why? Because I can’t describe how beautiful it was to spend the day at La Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece basilica of Antonin Gaudi’s design that is
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20 January, 2015

Sutro Baths and Land’s End

Sutro Baths and Land’s End
Comments : 7 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA on by : The Gourmez
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On the western tip of San Francisco lies the abandoned Sutro Baths. It’s a popular—but not always populous—tourist destination that draws photographers from far and wide for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast. Along with nearby Land’s End, the Sutro Baths are part of the larger National Golden Gate Recreation Area. The Land’s End
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26 September, 2014

Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!
Comments : 5 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Lodi, CA on by : The Gourmez
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Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension. I took part in a media preview of their new expansion, which will
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15 May, 2014

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2
Comments : 3 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Travel, Travel Guide for Santa Cruz, CA on by : The Gourmez
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At Christmas, my husband bought us passports from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association (SCMWGA). These passports, filled with over 50 participating wineries, entitle the bearers to one free tasting at each spot during normal operating hours or the SCMWGA special Passport Days, which happen four times a year and are the best opportunity
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10 December, 2013

Tourist Musts for the Outer Banks

Posted in : Theater, Travel, Travel Guide for Outer Banks, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Last July, I spent the weekend in the Outer Banks for only the second time in the eight years I lived in North Carolina. My first trip was camping on Ocracoke, the most remote of the islands, so I had never done the typical tourist activities in the more accessible areas, and I wanted to
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24 June, 2013

Bennett Place Visit

Posted in : Events, Travel, Travel Guide for Durham, NC on by : The Gourmez
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One of my goals before we move is to hit up a few North Carolina heritage sights I’ve wanted to explore but have never gotten around to before now. One was checked off the list on Memorial Day when my friend Ellen invited us to join her at Bennett Place in Durham. What’s Bennett Place?
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13 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Walking Around the University of Virginia

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Charlottesville, VA on by : The Gourmez
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After a great brunch, Ben and I decided to take a stroll around the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson also designed most of the notable architecture on the main campus, which is where we took that stroll. No official tour; we went where the pretty buildings and Ben’s Ingress portals called.
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27 March, 2013

Kinston, NC Blogging: An Afternoon by the Neuse River

Comments : 5 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Kinston, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Kinston, NC Blogging: An Afternoon by the Neuse River Occasionally (often), I get a craving to head out of town and end up somewhere I’ve never been before. Some may say that relates to the cabin fever of working at home, but as I’ve always been this way, I attribute it to my wanderlust. I
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13 March, 2013

New Orleans Adventures: Daytime Eats, Drinks, and Sights

Posted in : Bars in New Orleans, LA, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in New Orleans, LA, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for New Orleans, LA on by : The Gourmez
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I bet you never thought I’d finish my New Orleans series! This is the fifth and final installment. Blog #1 was on sights to the north of Lake Pontchartrain, Blog #2 was on dining at night, and Blog #3 was on drinking at night. Blog #4 took us through the Honey Island Swamp. This time
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