Recently, I connected with Lisa Redmon of Redmon Wines. We spoke about St. Helena, the heart of Napa Valley, and her hometown for 50 years. I fell in love with St. Helena 12 years ago when I first visited. I was surprised to learn about so many experiences I never knew about in this beautiful quaint town in America's most famous wine region. She said she'd love to share her insider knowledge with all of you. I invited her on Travel Radio Podcast to sit down and talk about exclusive wine tastings, the best way to get around town, food, and other must-do experiences.
Enjoy the video or audio versions below!
People often ask me how and why I got into the wine business. The “how” was a bit of luck. When I moved back to St. Helena from the Bay Area in 1999, my family owned a small vineyard that was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. The funny part is that no one in my family drank or was interested in wine, so I took this opportunity to have some fun by making a bucket or two of wine in my garage as a hobby. This hobby went wild and eventually ended up as Redmon Wines.
The “why” part of the equation is simple. After living in St. Helena for 40 years, I’ve grown deeply fond of the Napa Valley. This business is a way for me to share the love I have for this area through the amazing wines it produces. Sharing Redmon wines with customers is my way of sharing the history and love I have for this beautiful place.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Megan Chapa of Travel Radio Podcast again. This time we spoke about little things every traveler can do to travel more responsibly.
I had the opportunity to join Megan again on the Travel Radio Podcast to talk about my recent trip to Cancun. I visited about a dozen resorts and found three of them to be a notch above the rest. All for very different reason.
On this episode we talk about:
Part one last week featured a three day trip recap exploring Machu Picchu. Part two is even more exciting, a little wild and of course culinarily adventurous.
What animals will you see?
What is "bush meat"?
What snake will you annoy? How do you know if that snake can eat you?
Is it safe to swim in the Amazon?
How many types of water are there in the Amazon?
You will just have to listen to find out!
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take an incredible journey to Machu Picchu and explore the Amazon on a river cruise. I spoke with Megan about the trip in this two-part podcast. We talk transit to Peru through Panama on a regional carrier, some wild cuisine (possibly your pets), a bus trip to the top and an abandoned city 9,000 ft above sea level.
Click here to view the detailed itinerary and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Click play below to hear all about it. Be sure to listen next week for Part 2 and find out what is considered a "small" Anaconda...
Sail AMA Waterways newest ship (AmaMagna) with an exclusive offering, Whiskies of the World Sailing! I joined Travel Radio Podcast to talk about my next group venture. It's a first of it's kind luxury experience.
Let me know if you're interested in joining this experience. Click here for more details.
Click play below to listen to what this cruise is all about.
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