Welcome to my blog

I love wine, and I love to travel. I want to live a healthy life, and I enjoy a good laugh. I love to read and to write…and I love my job.

I am fortunate enough to have a job that lets me look at pretty pictures all day while researching my passions. You see, I make beautiful wall calendars for a living for COMDA.COM

Each week I hope to add new posts, with beautiful images and tips on World Travel and Living Healthy. As well as my personal favourite, Vintages! I will teach you about wine, by sharing tips on pairings, varieties, tasting techniques and more.

Cheers and Enjoy!

A Road Well Travelled

A Road Well Travelled

A Road Well Travelled Between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, lies “Strada del Prosecco” or Prosecco Road. Just an hour north of Venice,...

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Cartago, Costa Rica

Cartago, Costa Rica

Cartago, Costa Rica Founded in 1563 by the conquistador Juan Vasquez de Coronado, Cartago was once the capital city of Costa Rica. Coronado said he...

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San Blas Islands, Panama

San Blas Islands, Panama

San Blas Islands, Panama
The San Blas Islands are a group of islands located in the Northwest of Panama facing the Caribbean Sea. The 360 or so tropical islands are home to the Kuna people who have maintained political autonomy from the mainland since a revolution in 1925. This Indigenous group control tourism on their own terms. These islands are the number one vacation destination in Panama because of the unspoiled beauty. The Kuna people protect their lands and keep them healthy and peaceful. These gentle native people know how many visitors come to their islands and where they stay. Accommodations are eco-friendly and made by the Kuna people from natural materials found on the islands and in the jungle.

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Buttafuoco

Buttafuoco

Buttafuoco – The Anti-Ageing Secret
It is not a place, or a grape, but a style of wine. It is made from four grape varieties; Barbera, Croatina, Uva Rara and Ughetta di Canneto which are harvested and then fermented together in the same barrel. These grapes are grown on the steep sloping hills of Lombardy. The excellent sun exposure and very particular subsoil with limestones and Alpine deposits creates a unique environment which brands the grapes grown there. The robust structure of this wine is formed by long aging in oak barrels and ends with the wine being laid down in dark cellars at a constant temperature. Tasted “young” or “mature” this tangy, classic Italian red wine has a very high alcoholic content, generous tannins and a remarkable amount of natural antioxidants, which has led to its reputation of having anti-ageing powers and being an elixir of long life.

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