While the Okanagan Valley is beautiful on its own with no shortage of natural beauty and outdoor activities, the region has been producing brilliant white wine and Pinot Noir for well over a decade now. September means both the harvest season, harvest festivals and leaves changing colors to become even more beautiful than it already is.
There are no less than 15 wine festivals in the O Valley in September, but we’re here for the harvest and the wine-focused dinners provided by a number of restaurants attached to wineries.
The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery uses creativity and locavore cuisine to absolutely shine from its patio dining room or cozy indoor restaurant, each overlooking more than 140 acres of vineyard. In addition to stunning plates, the restaurant offers a number of library wines no longer for sale but that can be enjoyed at your romantic dinner.
Another delightful meal can be found at the Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery. Once again, it comes alive in its splendor and its farm-to-table offerings focus on Mediterranean flavors at both lunch and dinner. Its dinners are truly fantastic for any appetite whether you’re starving or simply looking to order tapas and enjoy the winery’s offerings. The pizzas are delightful. but when in the Okanagan Valley why not try the Elk Bolognese or the Wild Moon Organic Pork Chop?
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.