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Things to do in Chamonix in Summer

Things to do in Chamonix in Summer

When I think of things to do in Chamonix in summer, I still envision everything white – skiing, snowshoeing, snow, snow, snow.  The top of the peaks might still be frosty white, but most of the  ice crystals have melted to reveal verdant valleys and […]

How to make beer without hops

How to make beer without hops

This post can still be read here, but listen to the podcast at my Drinks/Travel blog: A Lush Life Manual! It sounds insane to us modern folk, but beer without hops was a favorite of some of the 280 breweries in Ghent during the Middle […]

Best Things To Do in Bucharest

Best Things To Do in Bucharest

Travel is all about expectations, right? One person tells you a destination is fabulous and you arrive to find the opposite and vice versa. It’s all subjective and, no matter whose opinion you trust, travel is truly an individual pursuit. When I landed on the […]

How to make herbs work in a cocktail

How to make herbs work in a cocktail

This post can still be read here, but listen to the podcast at my all Drinks/Travel blog: A Lush Life Manual! The political revolution in Romania may have gone down in 1989, but our guest today is quietly starting one of his own. Heading down […]

How to make a gin change color right in front of you

How to make a gin change color right in front of you

This post can still be read here, but listen to the podcast at my all Drinks/Travel blog: A Lush Life Manual! Just a few days in Four Seasons Fairways and you feel like you have been coming for years. Our guests today all have that […]

Four Seasons Fairways in luxurious Quinta do Lago

Four Seasons Fairways in luxurious Quinta do Lago

Everyone throughout history has wanted the Algarve – from the Phoenicians to the Romans, the Visigoths, the Moors, the Spanish up to the modern day slicer, aka golfer! In my opinion, there are three reasons why this tiny bit of the world was so attractive. Geography […]