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24 August, 2015

Barcelona Museums Worth Exploring

Barcelona Museums Worth Exploring
Posted in : Barcelona, Spain, Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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  It’s been months since my last Barcelona post, and my apologies for taking so long to catch up! In this travelogue, I’ll take you to three of Barcelona’s less visited museums—and two of them aren’t even off the beaten track! But their subject matter, however… MIBA: Museum of Idea and Inventions of Barcelona (Carrer
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4 September, 2014

A Tour of Mission San Luis Obispo

A Tour of Mission San Luis Obispo
Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for San Luis Obispo, CA on by : The Gourmez
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I stayed over in San Luis Obispo for a day after the end of the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference—I needed the time just to decompress and organize my thoughts before heading all the way back home. And I apparently needed to take a tour of Mission San Luis Obispo for some inspiration. I love discovering
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27 February, 2013

New Orleans’ Adventures: Honey Island Swamp Touring

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for New Orleans, LA on by : The Gourmez
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This is the fourth entry in a series on my December New Orleans vacation. Lest you think this many entries is a few too many, just know New Orleans has always been high on my list of cities to visit, so I was pretty excited to finally do so! Blog #1 was on the north
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30 January, 2013

Travelogue: Tieton, Naches, and the Chinook Pass

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Tieton, WA, Travel Guide for Yakima, WA on by : The Gourmez
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This is the last of my travelogues from my October visit with my mom and stepfather in Central Washington. The first was on a day in Yakima and the second was on a day in Ellensburg. This entry covers the beautiful scenery to be found in the tiny towns of Tieton and Naches nestled in
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30 July, 2012

Charlottesville Blogging 2: More Eating and Some Drinking!

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville, VA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Charlottesville, VA, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Charlottesville, VA on by : The Gourmez
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Welcome to the second half of our Charlottesville weekend trip! My local friend had recommended a slew of restaurants for a nice dinner out in Charlottesville, but Ben rejected them all, settling instead on L’Étoile (817 West Main Street). Because it had been his birthday a few days earlier, he got to choose, and I
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20 July, 2012

Charlottesville Blogging: Downtown Food and the Downtown Mall

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville, VA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Coffee Shops, Dining in Charlottesville, VA, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Charlottesville, VA on by : The Gourmez
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Our most recent weekend getaway was to Charlottesville, a college town in Virginia that also happens to be a prime tourist destination due to its central location for visiting wineries and the Blue Ridge mountains. I’d also heard that it has an impressive food scene, and I’m always game for investigating such claims. So we
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8 June, 2012

Minneapolis Blogging – Northeast and Loring Park

Posted in : Coffee Shops, Dining in Minneapolis, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Minneapolis, MN on by : The Gourmez
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Last week, you and I finished exploring the skyway system downtown and were about to cross the Hennepin Avenue Bridge into the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis. There are two main drags in Northeast: continuing up Hennepin Ave. toward Central or heading right onto Main instead, the Riverfront District. I opted for Main St. first, wanting
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