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Ponte Winery

One of my favorite “getaways” with out actually having to get away very far is to the Temecula wineries. It has become customary to make our first stop at Ponte Winery, where we line our stomachs with a bit of delectable bites before venturing on to multiple tasting rooms available throughout the county. This is one of my favorite pitstops with a gorgeous restaurant patio and misters for those hot, humid days. They have a great selection of light lunch options like the cheese plate you see above. Tastings in Temecula range from $12 – $20 for 5 to 6 tastings a person. Just remember, get a designated driver. If you cannot find one, there are many services available for hire. No one wants to end a great day on a bad note.

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Visit Greece!

I still have a hard time turning on the news everyday to see constant criticisms, negative sentiments and heartbreaking stories. Although this is not the main focus in today’s post, we can see that Greece has been under the spotlight when it comes to these negative stories and reports this past year.

Having just recently traveled to Greece (the Greek islands to be exact), I can honestly say it is a gorgeous place to vacation with accommodating people who try to communicate in as many languages as possible, maintain a strong sense of culture and have lovely views and scenery.

It saddened me to see all these people working so hard (normally 16 hour days) for half full establishments. And that was on a good day. Tourism in Greece has dropped dramatically. Accounting for approximately 16.5% of the GDP, it plays a crucial part in the success and welfare of the economy (you can read about it more on CNBC). With tourism on the decline and times getting more and more difficult for the Greek economy, I recommend, not only to help out these people, but also to have an incredibly relaxing sunfilled holiday.

Travel to Greece. Explore their culture. Eat their food. And lay out on the beaches. I will be focusing on great places to visit throughout the Greek islands these next couple posts. I hope you enjoy the photos and get to see them in person yourself.

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