new year’s resolution

Happy New Year fellow travelers! Hoping 2021 is a healthy and less chaotic year for all of us. Above all, I hope that we can travel again. Explorer new countries, new adventures, meet new people, and experience great foods and new wines. I missed that most of all. New Year’s Resolution: A New Year’s resolution […]

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Our Trip to Pinot Country

While our travels were limited because of the pandemic, we were still able to enjoy a trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley this past September. We planned on taking 3 days getting there, from our home in NW Colorado, stay for a week, and then slowly make our way back home. We kind of stuck to […]

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Family Recipes

With cancelled travel plans and stay-at-home mandates, I found myself trying to find a project to keep me busy these past three months; there is so much house cleaning one can do. While digging for a recipe I hadn’t cooked in awhile, inspiration came to me: how about writing a cookbook! Of course, I’m not […]

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Going places where we’ve never been!

sunset over desert

For several months we planned for our 15-day road trip. It all started as a possible trip to Mammoth Lakes, California, to participate in the Mammoth Gran Fondo road bike annual event, then it evolved from there. “You can’t go to California and not go to wine country… While we are in northern California, let’s […]

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Paella – Lena’s Version

Growing up in Portugal everything we did revolved around food, and wine! The love of cooking started at an early age. Spent many evenings watching the women in my family cooking those great meals for family holidays and events. I also learned to cook, the fishermen’s way, from my dad. I always felt cooking was […]

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Vacationing in Portugal

white and blue painted house

Portugal is home, more specifically, Algarve. We don’t visit as often as we would like, but try to go at least every two or three years to visit family and friends. The last time we visited was in 2016. Time to start looking at flights! Portugal had remained the lesser known of the european countries, […]

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