Showing posts from December, 2012

Farewell 2012, Welcome 2013

It was an exciting year as I was able to visit new places around the country and around the world. I learned how to make gin in London, party Aspen style, taste my way through South Beach, find the best Moscato selection on a small island (Pantelleria) in Italy, and luxuriate in spas from Arizona to Colorado. My readership has grown quite a but over the last year and I appreciate the support. I' m looking forward to the adventures to come in 2013 and I look forward to taking you all along for the ride! Happy New Year! Marcia

Sicilian Finale

It had been an incredible week of traveling around Sicily, seeing the countryside and tasting the wine and food, but it was about to come to an end. It was the final day for Tracy and I to enjoy this region and we were ready to take full advantage. I had been told that the breakfast at Hotel Carmine was wonderful and we were not disappointed, There was quite a selection of cheese, fruit, breads, cakes (loved the Nutella cake), eggs and meat. We certainly filled up our plates. After breakfast, we around the scenic downtown Marsala. The architecture was very European and the narrow alleyways led to a pedestrian mall filled with stores. I wandered around, picking up a bargain Italian leather pocketbook and a few gifts for family. We then walked back to the hotel and waited for Maria Elena from Donnafugata to pick us up. The Donnafugata Winery in Marsala was not at all what I expected. It was modern and casual, reminding me of a neighborhood in Southern California.

Marca Peru

It seems like every time I cross one destination off my bucket list I add another. I have to admit that Peru was not high on my priorities. That changed when I was asked to post this video. I sat down to watch it and was really surprised by what I saw. I had heard Peru was a beautiful country, but I never imagined just how much there was to see, do and taste there. The scenery is just breathtaking and it appears there is a lot to discover. Take a few moments out of your day to sit back, relax and enjoy this video. It will definitely be three minutes that will make you smile. I’ll bet it will also have you planning your next vacation sooner than you thought you would. And, it just may be too Peru. If not, I’m also sure Peru will move onto your bucket list too. Happy Holidays, Marcia Viral video by ebuzzing sponsored post