Bordeaux Day 2: Touring the Médoc Wine Region With Dewey Markham, Jr.

Bordeaux Day 2: Touring the Médoc Wine Region With Dewey Markham, Jr.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in France | No Comments

If you’re looking for tour guides in the wine regions of Bordeaux, chances are you will run across the name Dewey Markham, Jr. The expat from New York who has lived in Bordeaux for the past 23 years literally wrote the book on wine in the region. His 1855: A History of the Bordeaux Classification […]

Bordeaux Day 1: Wine Among the Ruins In Saint-Émilion

Bordeaux Day 1: Wine Among the Ruins In Saint-Émilion

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in France | 2 Comments

“Is this wine? I had to sit down. The first time I had an emotional shock. Yes, it happened!” Our French tour guide Christiana was laughing as she described her first and happily memorable taste of wine from Saint-Émilion, one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux. We were on our way to visit […]

San Sebastián & Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Seaside Dreams of Summer

San Sebastián & Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Seaside Dreams of Summer

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in France, Spain | No Comments

San Sebastián, Spain The air was still crisp with the cool lingering temperatures of late May, but in a way it felt like summer. Our tour bus had crossed into San Sebastián, Spain, and was making its way up a winding road to Monte Igueldo, a viewing spot overlooking Concha Bay. Thick cloud cover was […]

Bilbao, Spain: The Glorious Guggenheim & A Surprise of a City

Bilbao, Spain: The Glorious Guggenheim & A Surprise of a City

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Spain | 2 Comments

I wasn’t expecting it to be so beautiful. We were in Bilbao to see the Guggenheim – which was as wonderful as we had imagined – but it was the rest of the city that took us by surprise: Interesting sights on both banks of the Nervión River, oh-so-walkable and simply stunning architecture. We were […]