- Taste of SLO Walking Tour
Okay, for July something a little different. We are going to be "local" tourists. I am always talking about how much time and energy I put into traveling other places, but I don't get out often enough to see all the amazingness that is right around me. In this case we will be "tasting" some of the wonder that SLO has to offer while walking and learning some of the interesting history of San Luis Obispo. This is a pre-paid event and you must purchase a ticket. The cost is $75 or $85 with alcohol. You can go here to buy a ticket and the maximum is 12 people. https://tasteofslowalkingfoodtour.com/fun-pics/ Please RSVP AFTER you have purchased your ticket and yes, you may bring a guest, but everyone needs to buy a ticket. We will be supporting a local business and eating our way through town at the same time, win-win? I think so. This tour lasts about 3 hours, so we should be done around 4ish and if there's a good movie playing, we can catch a movie afterwards or just keep wandering and eating and drinking. What could go wrong?
- 11th Annual Central Coast Lavender Festival
If you love the fresh clean scent of Lavender then this is the event for you! Come and spend the day rolling through fields of Lavender..........well, almost. The Paso Park will be full of vendors selling all kinds of things showcasing this lovely classic, and yes there will also be fresh lavender. I am traveling all the way to Italy this summer to see fields of lavender and distill fresh oil, but you can get your fix right here without having to leave home :) Let's meet in front of the General Store and wander lust our way around the park intoxicated by all of the lavender wafting in the air. When we've had our fill we can grab lunch at one of the many options nearby.
- Mexico City and More
I have absolutely fallen in love with Mexico. With all of the recent attention and awards given to the movie Roma, which takes place in Mexico City, they are experiencing a surge in tourism and for good reason. I visited Mexico City this last October for Dia De Los Muertos and I have to say, it left a mark on me and I will definitely be going back. Let's dine at the Fish Gaucho and I'll share my experience with you over some homemade chips and Guacamole. Travel to Mexico is easy and affordable and SAFE! Like everywhere else, you just want to use common sense. I am going back this October to experience Day of the Dead in Oaxaca this time, wanna go?
- Mother's Day Cupcake and Wine Pairing
If you're looking for something fun and different to do with mom on Mother's Day, maybe bring her to Templeton for a wine and cupcake pairing. You can buy tickets here: https://www.donatifamilyvineyard.com/event-details.php?id=52 From their website: "Donati Family Vineyard is teaming up with Lickety Split Bakery to bring you a truly unique tasting. Enjoy a flight of Donati Family Vineyard wines paired with Mini Cupcakes served in our Tasting Lounge or at the Bar on Saturday, May 11th, from 11a-3pm. " I have no affiliation with this winery, I just thought this might interest some of you as here in wine country, folks will find a way to pair just about ANYTHING with wine. ENJOY!!
- 16th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival
May the 4th be with you!! Also if you love olives as much as I do, you won't want to miss this festival. I stocked up last year on ALL the olives, olive oils, smoked garlic, tapenade and it's just a fabulous day to be in the Park. After the Festival is over, Art After Dark is happening with open studios, wine music and of course, a lot of art. Come on out for a day of Olives and fun. I'll meet you in front of the General Store at 10am and we can circle the park tasting olives and checking out the vendor offerings before resting up with a nice lunch in town.
- Japanese Cherry Blossoms
Just a couple of days after May Day, let's get together and discuss traveling to JAPAN! I finally want to realize my dreams of seeing all the cherry blossoms in bloom. Japanese tradition is to eat lunch with family under the trees in full bloom for a year of good luck. Who wants to go? Have you already been? Please come and share your wisdom.
- Peruvian at Mistura
April is the beginning of Spring, things are starting to bloom and open up, the days are getting longer and it's a great time to gather for some good food and talk about traveling. I haven't yet made it to Peru, have you? If so, come and share your stories, if not let's enjoy the flavors and aroma of this vibrant country and discuss the possibilities.
- New England in Fall
It’s the Spring Equinox and 2019 is the year I will finally travel to New England to see the fall colors in October. I plan on flying into Boston, traveling up through Maine for some Lobster, into Montreal and back down through Vermont and New Hampshire making a full circle back to Boston. Do you want to go? Let’s plan a trip full of sightseeing, picture taking, great local flavors, and some eclectic off the beaten path All Hallows fun. Maybe a hike or two. Maybe a cooking class, an art workshop, a local herbal workshop making medicine for Winter, a farm tour, a cemetery tour, what would you like to do? We can discuss while enjoying some award winning New England Clam Chowder!
- Cayucos Sea Glass Festival
This is sort of short notice, but the Cayucos Sea Glass Festival is this coming weekend. This is a no host event, but if you can make it, I think sea glass is one of my most favorite things in the world. I try to collect some wherever I go and seeing so many artisans in one place who have used sea glass in their art one way or another should not be missed! Get more info here: https://cayucosseaglass.com/ RSVP to this event if you're going and we can try to connect. I will be there on Saturday from opening at 10AM until I'm done being amazed :)