Exploring Olympia

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk among ancient ruins? You can do just that in Olympia, Greece! I’m missing adventure in the great wide somewhere right now so I’m writing about some of my favorite places I went before I started The Rose Table. I visited Olympia back in 2009 while studying abroad in…

Discovering Epidaurus

For a theatre nerd like me, Epidaurus is a must. I visited the ancient site during my time studying abroad in Greece back in 2009. I know that’s been a while and cameras have improved since then, but as part of my Throwback Travel Series, I’m telling you about some of my favorite places I…

Visiting Ancient Mycenae

One of my favorite things I did while studying abroad in Greece was visiting the archaeological site of Mycenae. I went to Mycenae in 2009, but I’m missing travel terribly right now so I’m busying myself writing about some of my favorite places I went before I started The Rose Table. So here we go,…

Fall in Love with Nafplio, Greece

When people ask me about my favorite place I’ve ever visited, I always tell them Nafplio, Greece. I spent a couple of days in Nafplio when I studied abroad in Greece in 2009 and it forever has a place in my heart. I’ve always wanted to tell you about this charming town and I thought…

Kuhlman Cellars New Spring Wines

I could not be more excited about Kuhlman Cellars‘ new spring wines. I spent the last day of my pre-quarantine life in the beautiful Texas hill country sampling these new wines with Kuhlman Cellars’ winemaker Bénédicte Rhyne and Kuhlman’s Assistant Vigneron Ollivier. It was a gorgeous spring day in March and we three sat in…

Visiting Anakeesta in Tennessee

A mountaintop theme park During my trip to Dollywood last fall, my friend Irene and I had an extra day in Gatlinburg and decided to have a little fun up in the Smokey Mountains. When in Rome, right? We headed up a chair lift to explore the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Anakeesta is a pretty…

4.0 Cellars

Ten years ago, three Texas winemakers from around the state decided to open a winery in the heart of the Texas wine country, Fredericksburg. Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, and McPherson Cellars came together to open 4.0 Cellars, which is known for its wine and cheese and wine and chocolate pairings. I recently had the…

My First Trip to Dollywood

In October I visited Dollywood for the first time with my friend Irene. The Tennessee theme park has been on my list for a while now, as it often wins Golden Ticket awards for its food and hospitality. Fall was such a fun first time to visit! The park has impressive pumpkin displays all over…

Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon Whiskey

Have you ever had Texas bourbon? Garrison Brothers‘ award-winning bourbon has beaten Kentucky-made bourbon at several national competitions. Bourbon-lovers cannot get enough of this highly rated stuff! I visited Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas while on a press trip to Stonewall Motor Lodge in the Fredericksburg area a few weeks ago. It’s just down the…