Local Grapes at the Schuermann Vineyard & Winery

I always enjoy visiting local establishments, especially when they involve fruit like grapes! “Where the Canadian Shield and limestone meet is where our cherished vines thrive” is the greeting on their website. I’m talking about the Schuermann Vineyard & Winery in Westport, Ontario.  Last weekend I visited this locale and as one drives down the…

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Cartagena, Spain – 2016 Aug 31

The Independence of the Seas sailed into Cartagena today, a major naval seaport since the 16th century. It’s history was ruled by Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines and Spanish Bourbons. It’s a walled-in city centre, which includes a remarkable Roman theatre from the 1st century B.C. (Who decided this??) One of the highlights of the city is…

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