Johnny Jet’s Barossa Wine Valley Tour


Ralf Hadzic from Life is a Cabernet gave me a fantastic tour of The Barossa Valley in South Australia. It is a major wine-producing region Down Under and a visit to the Barossa is definitely a taste of the good life. The rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges and its vineyards, picture book villages, historic […]

Eastern Shore of Virginia: Nature and Wine

Kiptopeke Beach

After several exciting days in Virginia Beach, I ventured over the 17-mile Chesapeake Bridge/Tunnel to the rural, coastal Eastern Shore, which sits between the Atlantic Ocean and The Chesapeake Bay. Right from the bridge, a sense of tranquility pervades from the endless water views and natural environment. Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge  has […]

In and Around Cape Town and the Western Cape, South Africa


Founder of, Michaela Guzy‘s ultimate guide for Cape Town, South Africa and about a 2-hour drive in any direction, for: 1.     ACCOMMODATIONS  2.     LOCAL DESIGNERS (shopping) 3.     DINGING/OUT&ABOUT 4.     OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, DRIVES & WINERIES 5.     GIVING BACK and CULTURAL IMMERSION Driving south on the M4.  2. ACCOMMODATIONS a. Cape Grace, Cape Town/waterfront b. One&Only, Cape Town/waterfront c. […]

Lexington, Kentucky – The Southern Starting Line

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You may feel like you’ve outdone the staycation thing as we continue down the road of tightening the belt buckle in the U.S.  There are other options. After you tally up the expenses of getting into overpriced theme parks, paying for gas to get there and feeding  the troops $7 hot dogs, other vacation choices […]

Lexington, Kentucky — Horses

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Three Chimney’s Farm If you love horses, farms or the incredibly interesting business of horse racing and breeding, Three Chimney’s Farm is a fascinating place to spend some time learning the process rearing and raising superior race horses.  This is the home farm of the renowned Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the triple […]

Lexington, Kentucky — The Races

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Keeneland Keeneland Race Course ties together the heart, soul and guts of Lexington. This is a not-for-profit course where the horses, bourbon and people converge into a big day out.  Horse racing is exciting to begin with, but being in Kentucky, let alone Lexington, raises the fun to a whole new level. From the general […]

Lexington, Kentucky — Shaker Village

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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Only 25 miles outside of Lexington, a stay at Shaker Village is the antidote to a stressed out citified life.  Though the Shakers are no longer in existence, they left behind a legacy of tranquility and simplicity. As I often do while traveling, I went for a run the morning […]

Lexington, Kentucky – Food

Shaker Lemon Pie!

Food Like many places in the South, Lexington has had its food specialties influenced through the years by what the land has to offer. Buying local produce is a consistent theme that runs through many menus you’ll find in the area — and the quality and freshness are evident. Wallace Station is no ordinary deli.  […]