Monthly Archives: July 2015

Traveling the Desert Highway: Destination Alcantara Vineyards and Winery

Arid, dry, and barren are some of the ideas that come to mind when you think of the desert.   As you drive through Cottonwood for the very first time nothing spectacular seems to catch your eye.   It is not the beauty of the red rock mountains of somewhere like Sedona.  Yet, it is not the […]

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Treasure in the Desert: Destination Chapel of the Holy Cross

I left the Chapel of the Holy Cross with a sense of peace but also with a beautiful reflection of the many people that came each finding beauty in the Catholic faith through Art. It reminded me of a quote from St. Francis “Preach the Gospel always. If necessary, use words.”

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The World of Points: Destination Germany Christmas Markets

The world is an oyster for those in the points game and it contains a pearl of great price in the end. It’s the smell of chestnuts roasting, spices of ginger and cinnamon permeating throughout the market as you head (if your me) straight for the spiced wine.   Everything is lite up and the […]

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A Year with Marriott Gold: Destination Goodyear Arizona

A Year with Marriott Gold: Destination Goodyear Arizona, As my journey continues though “A Year with Marriott Gold, my next trip was to Goodyear, AZ.  Where I was determined to be present for the birth of our 5th grandchild.  My choices in the area are a Courtyard where I have already stayed, and the TownePlace […]

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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

  “Wine to me is passion, its family and friends.  It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit.”, by Robert Mondavi “Harvest of Joy”.    This passion is tucked away in a peacefully serene place which was once host to a Benedictine Monastery.  It’s not Sonoma or in other well-known area of wines and wineries.  It happens to be […]

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