Category National and/or State Park

GranMonte Vineyard and Winery, Khao Yai

I was recently invited to take part in the first GranMonte Practical Wine Program to learn about the principles of tropical viticultures and winemaking in one of the newest and most exciting wine region of the world. GranMonte lies within the majestically beautiful Asoke Valley, Khao Yai. Sprawling tropical landscape and expansive mountain ranges make this […]

Washington: The home of grunge, vampires and Olympic National Park

We were staying with family in the Portland area and fortunately were able to borrow a vehicle to make a drive north to Washington State for a week mini-break. Three hours drive and we were passing through the city of Aberdeen. As you pass the city line the welcome sign reads, “Welcome to Aberdeen. Come […]

North California

California is the third largest state and is the most populous in the United States. The south of California has desert and beautiful beaches, as well as a climate not dissimilar to the Mediterranean. Known for its surf culture and Hollywood’s entertainment industry, south California has predominantly conservative views compared to the north’s more liberal […]

Central Coast

Driving north from San Luis Obispo on California State Route 1 will bring you to the Big Sur stretch of coastal road. An exhilarating driving experience that takes you along 90 miles of winding, cliff-hugging stretches of narrow road, where redwood groves stretch skywards and waves are beaten to froth on ragged rocks. It’s a place […]

Historic Route 66

New Mexico Sun was setting as we crossed the state line to New Mexico and a short drive brought us to Leasburg Dam State Park, a secluded section of desert with a handful of primitive camping spots offering perfect stargazing during twilight hours. The following morning we rose early and took a detour through the […]

Journeys deep into the heart of America

After six eventful weeks in New Orleans the time had arrived to once again pack our bags and hit the great open road for adventures deep in Wild West cowboy and indian country. Feelings of exhilaration and excitement for these as yet inexperienced corners of America were offset with a strange sense of mourning for the time […]

Distilled in Tennessee

Our sixth state and what a treat she was, Tennessee proved to be the kind of America we had been yearning for when we first conceived our road trip dream. Beautiful countryside, quaint towns, friendly locals, and our first taste of home cooked southern soul food. Not to mention a trip to the town of […]