Penedès: Catalonia’s Premier Wine and Cava Region

With a reputation as one of the most exciting wine regions in Spain, and as wine lovers, it seemed fitting that the nearby town of Vilafranca del Penedès would be our next stop during our time in Catalonia. From Tarragona, we travelled inland by train to the capital of the Alt Penedès. Vilafranca has a rich…

The Romance of Old Barns

While travelling along back roads through the Western Catskills and Central New York, Ginette regularly calls out to Gord “Stop, there’s an old weathered barn!” Dotting the rural countryside, these architectural relics evoke memories of simpler times and glorified country life. Here’s a collection from our travels ranging from simple to grand, abandoned to well-loved,…