News and reviews of upcoming, current and past events, festivals and special occasions.

A “Vinophobe” in Grapevine (Or “Putting Travel Lessons into Practice”)

Grape Stomp at Grapefest 2012

Yes, I know the Fear of Wine is actually oenophobia. Call it poetic license. And no, I’m really not afraid of wine, but I am surely not the best person to take to Grapefest, the annual celebration of Texas’ wine … read more

European Christmas Markets

Now that we’re into the Holiday Season, we are captivated by European Christmas Markets and found a few guides to help find the best of them, or at least fuel our coffee table conversations! Most people think of Germany when … read more

Festive Holidays “Island Style”?

Snow Covered Pacific National Bank, Main Street, Nantucket

Recently, I was discussing holiday travel with some friends who are forsaking family and tradition to go whale watching in Hawaii. Their plans sound wonderful and certainly make me want to visit the islands again, but I am one of … read more

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Nothing signals fall’s arrival like autumn foliage and…PUMPKINS! Whether you love pumpkin pie, pumpkin ale or giant pumpkin sculptures, you’ll find plenty to love at the 42nd Annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival at the World’s Pumpkin Capital, Half Moon Bay, … read more