• Asiago, Italy

    I went with a group of friends to Asiago to check out their Christmas market. This small town known for their cheese is a little gem. They are far enough north that they are lucky to get snow from time…

  • Apple & Pear Festival

    I absolutely love Fall. This Apple & Pear Festival took place in early October in Lusiana, a northern Italian.  Many flock to the town to celebrate the harvest of these fruits. In the  main hall, farmers proudly display their best…

  • Harvest of Wines

    As autumn is upon us it is the season for local wineries to open their doors to locals and tourists. This is a great opportunity for the wineries to get extra hands to help out collecting the grapes but also…

  • Trapani, Sicily

    While my short time here I have meet a comical wine maker. Giuseppe has told my friends and I how wonderful Sicily is and how absolutely gorgeous his home town of Trapani is also. After much arm twisting, the plans…

  • Family & Florence

    My youngest sister, her friend and my baby brother came to visit for spring break. Our first trip was to go to Florence. I had only been once before but not with the purpose of seeing all the sights. These…

  • Castles and Medieval Towns

    While my in-laws and Family were in town we ventured out to two local towns. The first one is Bassano del Grappa which is known for grappa. For those who are not aware of what grappa is, it is a…

  • Cooking with Lucas

    Today Trisha (visiting from Anchorage, Alaska) and I went to a great cooking class taught by Lucas. We learned how to make from scratch chestnut pasta with butternut squash & pancetta, creamy porcini risotto made with marscopone, gorganzola and truffle…

  • Halloween 2014

    What a way to celebrate Halloween this year! My girlfriend Trisha is here visiting for two weeks and so far we are having a blast. Halloween night we went to a local bar / Restaurant called The Big. Two bands…

  • 30 minute away oasis

    I was lucky enough to go with my neighbor and some of her friends for a Spa day. This by far is the best place I have ever been to for a spa day. About 30 minutes from where I…