Category Archives: california

The City Tour with Vantigo San Francisco

The City Tour with Vantigo San Francisco

Where do you take someone who has never been to San Francisco before? This was a question that plagued me before my most recent trip to San Francisco. My fiancé and I were veterans. We’ve been over seven times combined and so we have our old favourites and a long list of things to do… Continue Reading

A Helping of NorCal

A Helping of NorCal

I work mostly in marketing which means I design a whole lot of banners, literature and upkeep my work’s websites. So it isn’t often that I get to leave the office and if I do we venture to a place that leaves little time for any exploration. This last trip I was fortunate enough to travel… Continue Reading

Brewery Tours with Vantigo, San Francisco

Brewery Tours with Vantigo, San Francisco

Ever wanted to take a road trip around the Bay area in a ruby red Volkswagen bus equipped with California crafted beers? I did with Erik, designated driver, guide, owner and genius behind Vantigo San Francisco tours, at the wheel. Vantigo offers city tours, oyster lunches at Hog Island’s oyster farm and North Bay brewery… Continue Reading

Disneyland’s Unexpected Culinary Fare

Disneyland’s Unexpected Culinary Fare

  After a couple days walking and screaming our way through the Six Flags amusement park and Disneyland a drink is the first thing on your mind to quell your hoarse throat. Luckily, Disneyland thought of the older kids too. Uva Bar, in the Downtown Disney District was a surprisingly delicious way to relax in… Continue Reading

San Francisco Part 2- Little Italy

San Francisco Part 2- Little Italy

Alcatraz     San Francisco’s Little Italy offered various unexpected sights, some gems and some horrific to the eyes. We journeyed by foot from our centrally located hotel and found that Little Italy seamlessly blended into Chinatown like the various hues of a setting sun. There are no borders but shops alternating with Chinese banners… Continue Reading

San Francisco Part 1 – Chinatown

San Francisco Part 1 – Chinatown

I loved the church architecture in San Fran. During my travels I am always fond of cities that I cannot pin down. Perhaps, one could argue, that every city is impossible to truly ever figure out, however, I feel as though cities or towns like Vicenza, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Seattle etc., all have a certain… Continue Reading

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Hi! I'm Murissa and I live in the Okanagan Wine Valley of British Columbia, Canada. I enjoy traveling around the world for food and local spirits. I consider myself a Champagne enthusiast and enjoy sharing my conquests on this website since 2011. Follow along as I explore my home wine valley and dabble in the occasional globetrotting. Soon to be raising a foodie of my own come July 2018!


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