Beyond Rio…Carnaval Style

Some people think Carnaval is just a debaucherous four-day party in Rio de Janiero but the rest of Brazil would have to disagree. Months leading up to Fat Tuesday, even the tiny towns are constructing elaborate floats, practicing samba routines, and gearing up for this nationwide party. Beyond the grandstands of Rio (we'll get to ...

Adventures in Burgundy

vineyard design travel

Mike and I aren't usually for organized travel tours but, with our friend and winemaker Ethan at the helm, we decided to give it a shot. Ethan had been studying wine in Burgundy, France for the past few years and became so passionate, so knowledgeable about oenology and the region that he decided to start ...

Picking a Wedding Photographer

weddding-reception ideas with flower petals

There are plenty of fantastic wedding photographers out there but the right one can be hard to find. Every photographer’s offerings, pricing, and caveats are so different, it’s easy to lose site of the goal: pretty pictures. So to make the most diplomatic decision for our Vermont wedding, Mike and I decided to do a ...