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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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17 August, 2015

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, CA, Publication News, Travel Guide for Oakland on by : The Gourmez
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My second post for Localwise’s blog went up last week. This one draws a fair bit from my recent visits to urban wineries Urban Legend and Jeff Cohn Cellars, with fellow wine writer Peter Nowack of Bung R. Cooper. Knowing there were a few other urban wineries in easy walking distance of the Jack London
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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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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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17 July, 2014

Downtown St. Paul, Cosetta, and the Wabasha Street Caves

Downtown St. Paul, Cosetta, and the Wabasha Street Caves
Posted in : Dining in St. Paul, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for St. Paul, MN on by : The Gourmez
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I’ve been to Minneapolis a number of times, but somehow, I hadn’t made it to neighboring St. Paul, the capitol of Minnesota. So on my last trip to the area, I was determined to spend an afternoon there. It didn’t make any sense to this wanderluster to be that close to the city and never
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10 July, 2014

Minneapolis Blogging: Minnehaha Falls and Hiawatha

Minneapolis Blogging: Minnehaha Falls and Hiawatha
Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Minneapolis, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Minneapolis, MN on by : The Gourmez
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On my third trip to Minneapolis this past May, I felt the challenge of figuring out what was left for me to tour in the area. I’d conquered the Chain of Lakes, the Walker Museum, the Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie Theater, the Mall of America, and plenty of delicious eats and drinks downtown. Yet somehow,
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7 January, 2014

A Foodie Day Trip on Treasure Island

A Foodie Day Trip on Treasure Island
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA on by : The Gourmez
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On the last full weekend of every month, the Treasure Island flea market takes place. It is a great excuse to check out Treasure Island for foodies, because the flea market brings a lot of food trucks with it to what is otherwise a barren land for munchies. But it’s never a barren land for
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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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14 November, 2013

Amelia Island: Downtown Fernandina Beach and Walker’s Landing

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Amelia Island, FL on by : The Gourmez
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It’s nearly six months later, but I’m finally finishing up my photo blogs for our Amelia Island trip last May. Because I’ve only had one short vacation since then, it doesn’t actually feel that long ago that Ben and I wandered the streets of downtown Fernandina Beach, though we live on the other coast now.
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10 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Brunch Downtown at Rapture

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville, VA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Charlottesville, VA, Restaurants, Travel on by : The Gourmez
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I have blogged about Charlottesville’s downtown mall before, but the brunch that trip was not so memorable, and Charlottesville is a town that brunches, so I needed to fix that. Most places offer brunch until at least 3 pm on the weekend, and that’s a beautiful, beautiful practice for this late riser. I decided we
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