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Wine Tasting Around Charlottesville Virginia

Although more popular wine regions are in California, wine was found earlier elsewhere in America. The history of wine in Virginia can be traced to Thomas Jefferson in the early 1800s and even to Jamestown in 1607. The number of Virginia wineries has exponentially increased in the past few years, along with vino-tourism. Central Virginia has several popular wine trails. I recently made several … Continue reading

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Along the South Florida Waterfront

When you visit South Florida, there is a high likelihood you will find yourself near the ocean at some point. While there are no beach pictures in this post (sorry), here are some things to do on or very close to the water. In South Beach (Miami Beach) interesting art deco architecture intermingles with modernness. If you … Continue reading

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Visiting Independent Bakeries on Road Trips

On road trips, I seek out at least one bakery for morning breakfast treats. I always try to find locally owned, independent bakeries rather than corporate chains. On my recent South Florida road trip, in addition to the baked goods I found here and here, I visited a great European-style bakery in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Kiss’s … Continue reading

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Southwest Florida Back Roads Road Trip, Part 2

My goal, as with most road trips, is to completely avoid interstate highways and find the most interesting roads (usually not appearing on maps). This is a continuation of my Southwest Florida Back Roads Road Trip. This one day road trip started when I arrived at Orlando airport and rented a Mustang Convertible for less than … Continue reading

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Southwest Florida Back Roads Road Trip

My goal, as with most road trips, is to completely avoid interstate highways and find the most interesting roads (usually not appearing on maps). This one day road trip started when I arrived at Orlando airport and Barbara at Avis gave me a free upgrade to a Mustang Convertible. I could not ask for anything … Continue reading

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Travel Value: More Fun, Less Cost

I am currently planning a trip to Miami and also want to spend a day in the Ft. Myers area. I have many options. I could fly a simple roundtrip into and from South Florida (Miami and/or Ft. Lauderdale)—and drive to Ft. Myers and back. However, I would prefer one-way flights into Ft. Myers and … Continue reading

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