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10 Tips for Solo Travelers in Maui

While it’s often painted as the perfect honeymoon or family destination, Maui offers a whole new variety of opportunities for those intrigued enough to explore it on their own. If you can’t seem to find the perfect travel partner, sometimes all you need to do is look in the mirror, as Maui is the perfect place to…

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New Year’s Resolution Check-In: Reassess & Re-inspire

With the calendar year half over, Independence Month is the perfect time to check in on those New Years Resolutions to assess progress and maybe even re-evaluate your goals for the year. Whether your mission was to get fit, travel more or learn a new skill, many people loose sight of those intentions after just a few months. Life gets busy,…

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The Mille Migilia & A Birthday For The Books In Verona

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. His adventure thus far has taken him through Piedmont, Veneto and Verona. Here is an excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting his time in the Verona region. For nearly 100 years, there has been an endurance race that…

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Veneto: Where Things That Grow Together, Go Together

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. His adventure thus far has taken him through Piedmont and Veneto. Here is an excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting his time in the Veneto region. We arrived late last night and had a powerhouse dinner with the…

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Red, White & Bubbly: Independence Day Cocktails

As you celebrate America’s birthday with your closest friends and family on the 4th, take the time to sit back and enjoy the true tastes of summer with this delicious Melon Cocktail. The watermelon and champagne will leave you feeling cool and refreshed, and the colorful fruit topping makes this drink the perfect choice for your patriotic party. Ingredients…

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Shot of Fernet with a Side of Espresso & Onward to Piedmont

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. Here is an excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting the first leg of his trip in the Piedmont region. In the Italian Opera “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini, the painter Mario Cavaradossi becomes conflicted when comparing…

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Travaasa Austin’s Resident Sommelier Goes to Italy

If you’re not entirely familiar with the responsibilities of a certified sommelier, a sommelier is a highly skilled and talented professional who has an exceptional understanding of wines, their composition, how they’re made and their palatable contribution to your menu selections. Sommeliers are expected to have a fundamental and expounded knowledge of primarily wine but also spirits,…

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Popsicles: The Ultimate Summer Treat At Any Age

No matter your age, nothing says “summer” like enjoying an ice-cold popsicle under the sun! Hopefully by now we’ve all learned the art of strategically devouring a melting ice pop in middle of summer, but if not, we’re not here to judge those sticky (but tasty!) fingers. While homemade ice cream can be a bit tricky and requires…

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