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10 September, 2015

The Hospitality of the Finger Lakes—and Other Reasons to Visit

The Hospitality of the Finger Lakes—and Other Reasons to Visit
Comments : 5 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Corning, NYC, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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Shh, don’t tell the fine folks who run the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), but some of us bloggers write about more than wine! Which is why it was exceptionally pleasant to attend this year—the folks at the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism and Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Airport sure know how
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10 April, 2015

Barcelona Beach Strolling

Barcelona Beach Strolling
Posted in : Dining in Barcelona - Catalunya - Spain, Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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It’s time for another addition to my Barcelona visitor’s guide! This one is focused on life at the beach…keeping in mind that we were there in winter, so it was less about sunbathing and more about catching nice views from the shelter of a restaurant. But with views this nice, who cares if you need
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11 March, 2015

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia
Comments : 7 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain on by : The Gourmez
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I don’t often let my photos speak entirely for themselves on this blog, but other than for a few tourist tips, I’m going to let them do just that. Why? Because I can’t describe how beautiful it was to spend the day at La Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece basilica of Antonin Gaudi’s design that is
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17 April, 2014

A Mural Tour in the Mission

A Mural Tour in the Mission
Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA on by : The Gourmez
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I love murals. As with all art, however, I don’t understand the history or technique of what I’m gaping at, so I was excited when my friend invited me to check out the Precita Eyes Muralists tour with her. Precita Eyes is an association of artists who work with the San Francisco Mission community to
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7 January, 2014

A Foodie Day Trip on Treasure Island

A Foodie Day Trip on Treasure Island
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Tasting Rooms in San Francisco - CA, Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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On the last full weekend of every month, the Treasure Island flea market takes place. It is a great excuse to check out Treasure Island for foodies, because the flea market brings a lot of food trucks with it to what is otherwise a barren land for munchies. But it’s never a barren land for
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10 December, 2013

Tourist Musts for the Outer Banks

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Outer Banks, NC on by : The Gourmez
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Last July, I spent the weekend in the Outer Banks for only the second time in the eight years I lived in North Carolina. My first trip was camping on Ocracoke, the most remote of the islands, so I had never done the typical tourist activities in the more accessible areas, and I wanted to
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13 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Walking Around the University of Virginia

Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Charlottesville, VA on by : The Gourmez
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After a great brunch, Ben and I decided to take a stroll around the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson also designed most of the notable architecture on the main campus, which is where we took that stroll. No official tour; we went where the pretty buildings and Ben’s Ingress portals called.
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6 May, 2013

Charlottesville Blogging: Dinner at Mas

Posted in : Bars in Charlottesville - VA, Dining in Charlottesville - VA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Last year, Ben and I spent a weekend in Charlottesville, VA, which I blogged about previously here, here, and here. We happened to pick the weekend a derecho hit the East Coast, which is only relevant to this blog because we got a free hotel stay from that natural disaster. Yay? I use the question
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13 March, 2013

New Orleans Adventures: Daytime Eats, Drinks, and Sights

Posted in : Bars in New Orleans - LA, Dining in New Orleans - LA, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for New Orleans, LA on by : The Gourmez
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I bet you never thought I’d finish my New Orleans series! This is the fifth and final installment. Blog #1 was on sights to the north of Lake Pontchartrain, Blog #2 was on dining at night, and Blog #3 was on drinking at night. Blog #4 took us through the Honey Island Swamp. This time
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16 January, 2013

Travelogue: A Day in Ellensburg

Comments : 4 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Dining in Ellensburg - WA, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Ellensburg, WA on by : The Gourmez
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This is the second travelogue on my adventures in Washington State in October 2012. The first covered my suggestions for a great day trip in Yakima, and this one is in the same vein. So spend a day with me in Ellensburg, located smack dab in the middle of the state. But first, we must
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