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Inveraray Castle

It’s sort of an unwritten rule that when you visit Britain, you have to visit at least one castle. Right? A real, live, majestic stone castle that when you walk through its doors, it magically transports you to another age in time. If you…

One day on Islay

The non-scotch drinker’s guide to visiting Islay Scotland I’ll wager a guess I’m not the first non-scotch drinking tourist to visit Islay, Scotland, accompanying their whisky-loving better half. I’ll also go out on a limb and say we…

Bruichladdich Love

Most people travel to Scotland's Islay to visit the distilleries. We actually stay IN the distillery rather than a hotel. I know, weird. But thanks to a long friendship between my dad and Jim McEwan, the master distiller of…

For the love of pie

Let’s talk pie, shall we? I grew up on pie. I luuuuuv pie. I have such fond memories of my grandmother making pies – like ALL the time. I know for a fact that we never visited her house without being served pie (and vice versa for…

Visiting the State Fair of Texas

I know it's hard to believe that I could live in Dallas for 13 years and NOT have gone to the State Fair of Texas. We had what I consider a "fly by" last year at the Chevy After Dark event, but it doesn't really count because we never…

Review of Vino Volo

Traveling can be a bear these days. With all that competition for parking (not to mention, remembering where the car is), the arduous bag weighing, sustaining a death grip on your drivers license, stressing about what you look like in the…

Recipe for Natchitoches Meat Pies

It’s been 19 years in the making.My husband and I have talked about making Natchitoches Meat Pies for THAT long. Yeah I heard you say, HUH? I won’t hold it against you for not knowing what or where “Natchitoches” is, let…

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