The next stop on our Italian vacation was Tuscany. Despite what the Maestro told us about there being no vacancies in Tuscany, we were lucky enough to snag a room at the lovely Villa Armena in Buonconvento (more on that later). Buonconvento is located a half hour south of Siena and close to the famous wine regions of Montalcino and Montepulciano. After the jump, some thoughts on our wine tours, along with the misadventures of TheBetterHalf driving a rental car in Tuscany. Continue reading
Last month CateyLou and I traveled to Barcelona, Spain. It was our first trip to Spain and we had an amazing time; great food (including Cal Pep and Tickets) and great wine (La Vinya Del Senyor) in a beautiful city on the Mediterranean. What could be better? After the jump is a recap of our trip, complete with pictures and travel tips for visiting Barcelona.
On the second night of our eating tour of Barcelona, CateyLou, my sister, and I went to Tickets. Tickets is an upscale tapas restaurant started by famed El Bulli founder Ferran Adria. It was probably our best meal in Barcelona and even though not every course was a home run it was a fun and memorable meal. Continue reading