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Accent du Terroir

Accent du terroir is a French term that just means “flavor of the land.” When I’ve heard it, it’s been used in talking about wine, and how wines take on the flavor of the land their grapes are grown in.…

Walking and Writing in Monterey

Monterey has a mystique all its own. It’s nestled along the coast of a state with miles and miles of gorgeous coastline, and yet people in California flock there as much as people from out of state. I grew…

Easter Dinner at the Big Brick House

“Eating, and hospitality in general, is a communion, and any meal worth attending by yourself is improved by the multiples of those with whom it is shared.” ~Jesse Browner Our kitchen flows right into a large room adjacent to…

Remembrance :: Easter at Arlington National Cemetery

Scott and I talk about belief and faith probably a lot more than you’d expect from people who don’t ascribe to any particular denomination, and who don’t attend church regularly. But I would say that although we aren’t all that…

Runner’s World + The Power of Positive

You guys, you guys, you guys! I’m in this month’s issue of Runner’s World! Okay. Just had to get that out of my system. I started out in track and field when I was in the eighth grade. Which…

Not Every Trip Has to Be A Win

When we travel, our Instagram accounts aren’t the only things full of filters. Our expectations for our adventures are often colored with beautiful, hazy, rosy filters. We are led to believe, by all the research, all the planning, all…

Evolution of a Pair of Travelers

When I first published this post, probably about two years ago on Eat.Fly.Love., it was all about redefining how I’d evolved as a traveler. Now, looking back at it, there are a few things that need to be added –…

Winter at Mason Neck

New Seasons, New Adventures

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ~Stanley Horowitz One of the best things about adventure in nature, whether it’s near to you or far away, is that nothing…

The Grape Soda Club

Hi you guys!! Welcome to our brand shiny new site – The Grape Soda Club! It’s taken us a couple of months to pack up everything over at Eat.Fly.Love., our old WordPress site, and haul it over here. And in the meantime,…

20 Ways to Simplify in 2017

Life is complicated. It’s messy. It grabs you and sends you on a roller coaster of ups and downs and sometimes leaves you exhausted and cranky. And that’s not how we want to spend our lives. Instead, let’s focus…