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Gracie’s On West Main: Homestyle Cooking

Restaurants in Leola, Pennsylvania If you are looking for restaurants in Leola, Pennsylvania, don’t miss Gracie’s on West Main. During a recent visit to Pennsylvania and on recommendations from our friends we headed to Leola to try selections from Gracie’s breakfast menu. In my opinion, it measured up to the enthusiastic reviews. Though Gracie’s menu includes healthy options like salads, their downhome cooking will entice … Continue reading Gracie’s On West Main: Homestyle Cooking

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Union Square Holiday Market 2018

Christmas Markets in NYC 2018 Union Square Holiday Market 2018 is one of the world-renowned Christmas markets in NYC. Notably, this Urbanspace market runs from November 15 to December 24. Its outdoor venue heightens the festive atmosphere making it the perfect place for your holiday shopping. There’s something special about donning a jacket and meandering the stone mortared paths lined with boutiques decked out with … Continue reading Union Square Holiday Market 2018

Volunteers donate uniquely decorated Christmas trees.

Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018

Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018 The Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018 is the most massive and elaborate holiday spectacular on the East Coast of the United States. Of course, you will find plenty of opportunities to shop, plus they offer activities for all ages including carnival rides and games. Most importantly, the Festival of Trees benefits the special-needs children of the Kennedy Krieger … Continue reading Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018

Where to stay in Douro Valley: Delfim Douro Hotel

Delfim Douro Hotel Stay in Douro Valley

Our Stay in Douro Valley If you are looking for Douro Valley hotels, I suggest the Delfim Douro Hotel. Ironically, for our stay in Douro Valley, we chose the Delfim Douro by default. But after checking their website and the Delfim Douro TripAdvisor reviews, I felt comfortable with our choice. Additionally, I immediately liked the Delfim Douro Hotel agent’s friendly professionalism. Late Booking for Harvest … Continue reading Delfim Douro Hotel Stay in Douro Valley

Vineyards line the Douro River

Douro Valley Harvest Wine Tour/Grape Stomping

Douro Valley Harvest In mid-September, my husband, our two adult children, and I boarded a train in Campanhã, Portugal, and headed west. We had made a reservation at Quinta da Pacheca for a Douro Valley harvest wine tour. It included a tour of the wine cellar; breakfast and lunch with wine pairings; grape harvesting; and grape stomping. I was most excited about treading grapes. My … Continue reading Douro Valley Harvest Wine Tour/Grape Stomping