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FIRST HAND REVIEWS
INTERESTING PLACES... GREAT FOOD... FINE WINES
AND THE HISTORY WHICH LINKS THEM TOGETHER


THE FOOD WE LOVE

The famous gourmet chef Julia Child once said when asked if she ever ate a hamburger- "Absolutely!! You've got to enjoy the things you crave every once in a while..." Our Foods by State highlight local foods from Philadelphia's cheese steaks to San Francisco's sourdough bread. Learn about Michigan cherries, Kansas City barbeque and Wisconsin cheese. Order fresh Florida oranges or enjoy a bowl of hot New England clam chowder on a cold winter day. When traveling, be sure not to miss the foods that make each locale famous!

Maryland Crabcakes   Philly Cheesesteak   Kansas City Barbeque   San Francisco Sourdough Bread

RELAXING WITH FINE WINE

Want to learn about fine wines from the U.S. and around the world....Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand....Chianti from Italy....Champagne and Bordeaux from France....Chardonnay from Temecula....Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio from Napa, and wonderful newcomers from Chile, Argentina and Australia - don't miss our Wine Reviews. Two Chardonnays from the Sonoma Region in California stand out for their rich, full-bodied, buttery taste - Clos du Bois and Buena Vista. Lovers of rich, full bodied red wines will want to try the Chateau Margaux and Pomerol's Petrus - both great Cabernet Sauvingnon's from France's Bordeaux Region. Article highlight: The Disappearing Cork. Wine highlight: California Chardonnays.

Chardonay Grapes Buena Vista Wine Chateau Margaux Petreus Wine

TRAVEL REVIEWS

Looking for great places to spend your vacation hours. Below are some of the destinations that can ensure a rememberable trip filled with fun activities. Take the family to Washington DC or the Grand Canyon. Looking for something different - vacation on Martha's Vineyard or tour the Brandywine Valley. Perhaps rugged natural beauty is your goal- try Sedona, Arizona or Peru. Our travel reviews provide detailed information including history, top attractions, restaurants and travel tips. View pictures, purchase travel books, access area maps and link to related sites for more information. To see more vacation ideas visit our Travel Reviews and Historic Sites website.

 Big Sur Martha's Vineyard Washington DC Grand Canyon

HISTORIC SITES AND LANDMARKS

Although only 200 years old, the U.S. has many historic cities and landmarks that have preserved our heritage and transition from a Wild-West adventure to the worlds' leading industrial and financial center. Visit Philadelphia's Independence Hall; walk through Gettysburg National Park - location of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War; or venture a trip to Alcatraz - location of the infamous prison. Take a ride on the Durango Silverton Railroad or visit Baltimore's Fort McHenry - home of the Star Spangled Banner. See our Historic Sites for more family vacation ideas.

Durango Silverton Railroad    Fort McHenry     Alcatraz     Independence Hall