A Broad Travels

Heading South for the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert

By | March 19th, 2015|A Broad Travels, Events|

I am heading south to the real Palm Springs at the end of the month (not the Palm Springs of Washington - Yakima). This trip is all about experiencing the fifth annual Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert March 27-29 featuring a star-studded lineup of female chefs spearheading the first-ever “Salute to Women” James Beard Luncheon. The four-course gourmet luncheon showcases Cat Cora, Gale [...]

Come to Yakima to Eat What They Grow!

By | March 4th, 2015|A Broad Travels, On Your Plate|

This is part three of a series on the Yakima Valley - see part one HERE and part two HERE My first field trips to the Yakima Valley in the mid 90’s were interesting on many fronts. At that time finding a selection of notable food, in restaurants or in markets was not as easy as it should have been considering it is [...]

Experience Wine, Hops, Beer, Cider and more wine in the Yakima Valley!

By | January 26th, 2015|A Broad Travels, In Your Glass|

This is part two of a series on the Yakima Valley - see part one HERE Photos by Richard Duval, Richard Duval Images Do yourself a favor and take a short road trip to Yakima. Go for an overnight or spend the weekend and see what the new Yakima Valley is all about. Expect to be surprised by an all-around feast [...]

Special Offer: A Taste of Bordeaux on a Floating Hotel

By | January 16th, 2015|A Broad Travels|

Check the end of this post for an exclusive deal available to the TableTalk Northwest followers! TableTalk Northwest brings you an opportunity of a lifetime with a trip hosted by Paul Gregutt of Waitsburg Cellars, Chris Peterson of Avennia and Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars. Spend a week on the river in Bordeaux, France in your floating hotel for outstanding [...]

Yakima Valley Transforms Into Top Travel Destination

By | January 8th, 2015|A Broad Travels|

Photos by Richard Duval, Richard Duval Images A recent tour of the Yakima Valley arranged by Yakima Valley Tourism was an eye opener for me. While I’ve traveled to the area many times during my ten years at the Washington Wine Commission and since, I have kept abreast of the burgeoning wine scene there. The Wine Yakima Valley group has [...]

The Best of Vancouver B.C.

By | November 12th, 2014|A Broad Travels|

A city with a strong upmarket urban vibe, good transit, top rated restaurants and hotels all within a short walking distance is fantastic. Add in attractions ranging from great museums, a drop dead gorgeous waterfront and soaring mountain peaks as the backdrop and you have perfection. All those qualities are all wrapped up in Vancouver B.C. making it the obvious [...]

Right Place, Wrong Time: Napa Wine Tales

By | June 9th, 2014|A Broad Travels|

Creative thinking can help you turn the situation around when life puts you in the perfect place to enjoy the pleasures of life - but you have landed in that place at the wrong time. For example you have only one day in Napa, America’s preeminent wine region. The singular day however is a sunny Saturday! Bridal parties, family reunions [...]

New York Energy and Great Food

By | June 1st, 2013|A Broad Travels|

“So much to do, so little time.” That is my typical statement whenever I visit New York City. It keeps me coming back as it is impossible to do everything you want during each visit. With or without a plan New York City is an adult Disneyland. Simply wandering through neighborhoods can unearth a hidden gem of a spot along [...]

Spokane Delivers The Goods

By | July 18th, 2012|A Broad Travels|

The last time I visited Spokane was June of 2005 so I was looking forward to checking out a few hot spots during a quick weekend away for a wedding. Yellow Church Cafe in Ellensburg Windows down, sun out, our first stop on the road was in Ellensburg at the Little Yellow Church Café. This tiny yellow church [...]

A Broad Travels: London Calling [Video]

By | June 20th, 2012|A Broad Travels, Videos|

Check out even more photos from the London on our Facebook page. London is calling my name! I recently returned from a cruise around the British Isles, an area of the world I knew very little about (having only been to London once 28 years ago on a backpacking trip…I know, can you even imagine me on a backpacking [...]