I am a well-published lifestyle journalist, who specializes in travel, food, and wine. I also wrote about music as a teen in the late 70s & early 80s. I'm back at it again, mostly writing about the same bands I covered decades ago!
Star Union Spirits
I have visited many distilleries around the U.S., as well as in other countries around the world. Star Union Spirits is one that stands out. It has a combination of unusual spirits, location, and lounge concept.
Dave Cavalier Returns to the Elbo Room
I first met Dave Cavalier at the 2017 Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. I was impressed with his talent back then and have followed his career ever since.
Spirits for Holiday Parties and Gifts
At one time, you could go into a store and find a liquor aisle to browse through. That aisle has now turned into a dozen aisles, with spirits you probably never even heard of. Some of those liquors you may never want or need. When you do want something different for a special occasion or a gift, how do you know where to start?
A direct translation for “cirque” does not exist in the English language, but the term has long been used to represent a type of group of people, showing their physical skills the way animals used to do in the circus.
Cheap Trick Still True to Illinois Roots
It’s not often a band has staying power for over 40 years. It’s even rarer for them to maintain roots in the area they started. Cheap Trick is one of those unusual groups that remains faithful to its history.
How to Spend a Weekend
South Australia is not the only place to get great wine when traveling down under. Just outside of the city of Melbourne is an area full of vineyards, kangaroos, and picturesque scenery that shouldn't be missed when you are traveling to this part of the country.
AJ Croce at City Winery
AJ Croce may not get as much publicity as his legend father, Jim, did, but he’s certainly deserving. The singer, songwriter, and pianist extraordinaire took his talents to City Winery in Chicago. It was a chance to not only see his show, but to check out this most unusual Windy City spot.
Top 5 Places to Go in South Australia
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is beautiful, but make sure you leave time to check out the other side of the country. The major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, along with the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, get most of the attention when planning a vacation to Australia, but the southern side has quite a bit to offer. Don’t make a trip without checking out everything South Australia has to offer, from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island.