Two Nights in New Braunfels

I just love New Braunfels. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend planning a trip, particularly in the summer time when the river is cold and the tubin’ is easy. Home to the original Schlitterbahn water park, New Braunfels has great German food, fantastic coffee, and pastries galore. I spent quite a lot of time…

Flying First Class with American Airlines

Last summer I flew first class for the very first time. My friend Sarah (yes, “Caribbean Sarah” as she’s known here on The Rose Table) and I flew first class to Saint Croix in August and basically had the time of our lives. Thanks to my Hopper app, I had been watching plane ticket prices…

Summer Travel Ideas as seen on GMT

Is anybody else dreaming of the english countryside right now or is it just me? Good Morning Texas invited me on the show to discuss summer travel ideas. Watch the segment here and get the details below: Europe It’s actually cheaper to fly to Europe than El Paso from Dallas right now! The trick is…

Cocoa Beach Uncorked 2018

Last weekend I had the pleasure of covering the second annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked for The Daily Meal. (Read my article here.) I also got to serve as a judge for its Chef Competition, something I’ve only dreamt of doing. When I told my mom that the festival asked me to serve as a judge,…

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

I had the pleasure of attending Cocoa Beach Uncorked with my sister-in-law Heather this past weekend to cover the food and wine festival for The Daily Meal. (Read my article here!) I’ll tell you more about the food and wine festival later, but for now here’s a look at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. About Hilton…

Winter Weekend in Wine Country

Think winter in the wine country isn’t worth it? Think again! I had the best time with my friend Sarah in Sonoma last month. Many of my friends were startled that I was going to the wine country in December, since that’s not a popular time to visit. I’m here to tell you all the…

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the finest resorts in the California wine country. Known for its world class spa, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is conveniently located just minutes from Sonoma Plaza and hundreds – that’s right, hundreds – of wineries. It’s also home to a Michelin-rated restaurant, complimentary fitness and wellness…

Benziger Family Winery Partners Tour

A step above organic, this Biodynamic vineyard is a sight for sore eyes Wine Spectator called Benziger’s tour “the most comprehensive vineyard tour offered by any winery in California.” Now I can’t speak to every single wine tour in California but I can confirm that Benziger’s Partners Tour is incredible. You take the trolley around…

My First Time at Medieval Times

I can’t believe I finally made it to Medieval Times after a fifteen year quest! The evening did not disappoint. Medieval Times is a themed dinner show during which six knights battle on horseback and on foot.Β The show gets the audience involved by having each section root for a different knight during the tournament. There…

Buena Vista Winery Tour and Tasting

Old world European glamour found in Sonoma, CA If you’re looking for a little piece of Europe in Sonoma, Buena Vista Winery has you covered. Founded in 1857 by a Hungarian winemaker known as The Count, Buena Vista was California’s first premium winery and proudly showcases history all over the property. The experience begins right…