Palace of Fine Arts

After parking the car and taking out my camera gear, I started walking the grounds surrounding the collective area known as the Palace of Fine Arts.  I approached with an open mind because what I expected and what I saw and experienced were two entirely different things. Granted, I’d seen pictures everywhere but was sure…

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 I have to explain my job before I can tell this story.  I am a travel writer, photographer, and videographer.  My last trip (pre-COVID) was in November 2019, and I was on assignment in Costa Rica with NatGeo, so expectations were high.  The entire time I was there I was in excruciating pain, but I…

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Recchiuti Chocolates

About a year ago, we discovered a chocolatier in Albuquerque, NM, called Theobroma and their tag line is “food of the gods”.  So imagine my surprise when visiting Costa Rica, to find that part of the itinerary included a visit to a cacao plantation and a chocolate-making lesson, start to finish who’s tag line was…

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I had an opportunity to sample Anchor Valley Wine’s Petite Sirah at a business function specifically for wines of the Rogue Valley in Oregon.  It was a complete eye-opener.   The diversity and excitement of the Rogue Valley with its extensive theater and arts opportunities is also graced with award-winning wines and wineries that claim…

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