Travel Blogger Kathy Petrino Takes You To Texas Wine Country

July 22, 2020
It is obvious to anyone who knows her, or even just reads her writing, but everyone should know that Kathy Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler. However, in addition to simply traveling everywhere, based on her desire to see as much of the world as possible during her time here, Kathy loves to write about everything she sees and to post it all on her travel blog for everyone else to see, as well. Kathy’s writing penchant comes out of her burning desire to share, and to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has.

Just as importantly, Kathy Petrino also wants others to travel to the same places to keep them in business and thriving. Also, by writing about all her experiences, other travelers avoid the pitfalls. One of her favorite destinations of all time involve her trips to Texas Wine Country. Kathy is well aware that people who are into wine don’t always think of Texas as a top wine destination, but the Lone Star State has been doing quite a bit to improve its reputation in that area.

The Hill Country of Texas is suddenly growing some of the best grapes in the country and dozens of wineries are producing some of the best varietals in the U.S. outside of the West Coast. Kathy thinks you should travel along the Wine Road 290, where you will find a wide range of wines available, including many Malbecs, Cabernets and Tempranillos. There are hundreds of state-of-the-art tasting rooms in which to enjoy them. As usual for Texas, there are many big music and wine events all over Hill Country, some of which combine great Texas barbecue brisket with country and rockabilly music to lift your spirits. Two of the best are the Dripping Springs Wine and Food Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Traveler Kathy Petrino Talks About New Orleans

January 21, 2020
Among the many reasons Kathy Petrino loves to write about her frequent travels, her generosity may be the most pervasive. She wants to visit as many places as possible during her lifetime and she is passionate about that, but she also wants to share her travel experiences and to help others have as great a time as she has. Kathy Petrino wants as many people as possible to have as much fun as she does, so she writes about every aspect of each voyage, including all details about all of her favorite destinations. And one of her favorite destinations is New Orleans, Louisiana.

Whether one refer to it by it’s name or by its acronym, NOLA, or you decide to call it by its nickname, “The Big Easy,” the image conjures great images. Sure, the city has been knocked on its butt a few times, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but there is also still a lot of life to New Orleans that makes it a great place to visit and a lot different than most. The first thing most people notice in NOLA is the panoply of scents coming from the constant cooking of scrumptious French-inspired Creole and Cajun food. However, the city’s motto is “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”), and that is exemplified by the sounds wafting through the New Orleans air. Between the myriad live jazz and blues clubs and the street performers who appear on almost every block, it’s hard to miss the music. That is why the best way to take in the spirit of New Orleans is to just walk around. There is nothing like it anywhere.