Put Yourself on a Packing Diet and Lighten Your Load!

Put Yourself on a Packing Diet and Lighten Your Load!

Eat a handful of almonds or peanuts every day for a month and you’ll put on a couple of pounds. Toss them in for a year and you’re going to be spilling over the top of your skinny jeans.  It’s the same with packing.  The smallest items start to add up and before you...
On the Sparkling Wine Trail in Sonoma

On the Sparkling Wine Trail in Sonoma

If Champagne, France is the king of bubbly, then California may be next in line to the throne, with dazzling sparkling wines being produced throughout the state. It’s no surprise that Sonoma tops the list of heirs apparent, since it benefits from foggy mornings, cool...
Snowsports and Sustenance in Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort

Snowsports and Sustenance in Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort

I’ve been a snow snob for half a century, and horror stories about the icy east kept me skiing west of the Rockies until a few weeks ago.  Lucky for me, I hit Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort in the midst of a mild snow storm so the conditions were near perfect. My...
Rum Running from Field to Bottle with Oahu’s Kō Hana Rum

Rum Running from Field to Bottle with Oahu’s Kō Hana Rum

As we walked into the Kō Hana Rum tasting room — once the general store and post office for agricultural workers in the tiny town of Kunia — a young woman pushed a fibrous sugar cane stalk into an old press and handed us the results — a glass of pure...