Issue #6: Adelaide City, South Australia

Founded in 1836, this cute town is laid out on a grid with a charming city center and lots of open space. It’s loaded with historic charm. Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round blue skies yield winter temperatures of 61°F and 82°F in summer. It’s summer right now Down Under. This is area Australia’s wine capital, …

Issue #5: Bandon Dunes

What makes an epic trip? A special experience that is unexpected yet in retrospect exceeds all expectations is an epic trip. For me, that experience took place at Bandon Dunes, Oregon, this fall. We encountered weather that doesn’t happen often along the rainy Oregon coast: a slight breeze, high 60s and pure sunshine. I invited …

Explore: Canyon Vineyard Ranch

We have enjoyed such a bounty this harvest through Washington, and this is evident in our Browne Family Vineyards hallmark site: Canyon Vineyard Ranch in Prosser, part of the Yakima Valley. Not only is this site near and dear to my heart because of its rolling hills, wide variety of microclimates and clay soil (which …

Explore: Hood Canal

My wife’s grandmother told us she once heard that saltwater soothes the soul. At first I thought this was a little “out there” – now, however, I believe her with every fiber of my being. Courtney and I recently purchased a home on the North Shore of Hood Canal, the community has always held a …

New York City

Visit the city parks; they are incredible public assets. When I’m in town I never miss a chance to run through Central Park near the reservoir.  The High Line, another favorite,  is a one-mile linear green space built on a section of the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur, which runs along the lower …

New York City

Each time I travel, even if it is to a familiar place, I am impressed by new revelations and experiences. Recently, on a business trip to New York City, surrounded by the leaders of our industry, I was reminded just how essential people and relationships are for success and happiness. Later, on a run through …