Classic cars, culture, and coffee in Cuba

By | 2017-03-30T09:51:09+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Classic cars, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Brenda Priddy is well-known worldwide for her photography. Since 2013 Priddy has been traveling to Cuba under the people-2-people license, which falls under the educational category. It’s currently one of the 12 categories that Americans are allowed to visit Cuba. Classic cars, culture, and coffee in Cuba by Brenda Priddy Priddy puts together [...]

Autry cellars artisan winery experience

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

When you think of great wines, California is as likely to come to mind these days as Bordeaux, Rioja, or Tuscany. It’s no secret that California’s wine industry has blossomed over recent decades to become one of the most notable in the world, producing some of the finest wines that rival those of [...]

Some Italians don’t like it hot

By | 2016-09-25T19:40:56+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

There it was again. The intrusive buzzer that made us jump each time it echoed through our Italian villa. Someone was at the security gate, asking to come in. An unfamiliar part of our new life in Naples included a security fence around our home with a pedestrian gate for guests. Looking out the window [...]

Home sweet home on a sailboat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Our home is a Beneteau Oceanis 473, which for the non-boaters, means it’s 47 feet long. I won’t bore you with the technical details (yet), but the basics are the boat has two bedrooms (cabins), two bathrooms (heads), a relatively large living room (salon) and kitchen (galley). We also have a gigantic cockpit [...]