Wine & Food Festivals Highlight February in Florida

Travel north or south in Florida this weekend and you can partake in some fantastic food and wine at two major Florida wine events. The 17th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off today and goes through Sunday with more than 90 culinary, beverage, and lifestyle events. Tagged... Continue Reading →


Find This Historic Restaurant on the Florida Wine Trail

When you first walk in, you’re not sure whether to order food, buy a book, or browse the exhibits. That’s because, at The Yearling Restaurant, you can do all three. Established in 1952, this historic eatery takes the name of the area’s most famous literary character. Just a few hundred feet north of where author... Continue Reading →

Of Space, Time, and Wine

There aren't many wineries where you can sip a delicious hand-crafted wine overlooking the ocean while seeing a rocket launched into space. In fact, I can think of only one, Flagler Beachfront Winery in Flagler Beach, Florida. One of a growing number of new Florida wineries, Flagler Beachfront is the creation of Ken and Kelly... Continue Reading →


It’s Festival Time!


Take a Look at the Book

What do writers do when they are waiting for their book to cook? They keep lifting the lid and peeking at it. It's like being in the kitchen, you can't help but look. Fortunately, it's too late to add ingredients, change words, or edit photos. We are in production. So, while we wait for the... Continue Reading →

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Work Zone – Wine Book in Progress!

Writing a book takes a while, especially if you are writing a travel guide. First, you have to travel. Research means being on the road, interviewing and seeing first hand the people, places, and events that shape your book. You take hundreds of photographs, most of them destined for the delete button. You tape conversations... Continue Reading →


Florida Zip Line Adventure Not for the Faint-hearted

On the trail of Florida wine, you may find yourself in downtown Ocala visiting The Corkscrew Winery or Katya Vineyards' tasting room. But, if your soul is seeking outdoor adventure, drive a few miles north of town and try zip lining. I spotted the rack card in my hotel's breakfast room. The Canyons Zip Line,... Continue Reading →


If Disney Did Convenience Stores

TripAdvisor lists it as the number 1 thing to do in Live Oak. The reviews are phenomenal, so, naturally, I had to see what all the buzz was about. I can say this, if Disney did convenience stores, this would be Cinderella's castle. Interstate 10 passes just north of Live Oak and at exit 283 you'll find it,... Continue Reading →


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