Winery

Virginia Wine Country

When you think of the wine regions of the world worth visiting Virginia probably does not come to mind, but maybe it should. Wineries have been producing wine in Virginia for decades, but in the past five to ten years new wineries have been popping up, especially in Northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C. Much to my surprise, some of them are producing some excellent wines.

California's Central Coast

The Central Coast of California is a very different place than the rest of the state. Spanning the area from Santa Maria to Atascadaro, the central coast is about equidistant from San Jose and Los Angeles. I grew up just north of Los Angeles and as a kid we often visted Pismo Beach to go to the Sand Dunes. Going back as an adult, there are plenty of other activities that make this region appealing.