Backpacks And A Wine Key

Wandering on a constant search for a glass that is more than half full.


Travel, food and wine, life, health, and the occasional sermon on perspective. Here is the latest – read the rest here.

The Latest – Travel

Airport executive clubs are the worst

Airport executive clubs are the worst

I guess I just don't get it. Why is access to airport executive clubs so coveted, everyone think they are so great, and rush to them the second they arrive at the airport? You see them sneaking in with their black carry-on bags and laptop messengers, flashing their...

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Twenty Four Hours in Travel Hell

6:00am (10:00pm DT or Denver Time) We wake up in the Aklesia B&B in the Colosseum district of Rome to the sound of the iPhone alarm going off on the side of the bed.  Snooze?  Nah.  Gotta get up, shower and hit the Metro station.  I reach in to my backpack to find the...

Denver Food Photography

Check out the images from our latest food photography shoot for Front Forty Foods, a revolutionary new concept coming soon to Denver. Then, click here to see some proper food pornography and the rest of our food and wine photography...

Travel Blog – Travel is Work

Travel can sometimes feel like work. Vacation isn’t work, but travel sometimes can be. And it can be stressful and straining. Vacations are about relaxing and sitting, playing golf or tennis or maybe swimming in the ocean or sunning yourself on the beach. Travel...

Pay by the pound – The only way to truly fix air travel

Let’s be blunt. Airlines should charge by the pound. Yeah, I said it. Pay by the pound is the only way to truly fix the airline industry. UPS does it. FedEx does it. DHL does it. They make money. Why not the airline industry? When it comes down to it, airline...

48 Hours in the Willamette Valley

Since the first grape vines were planted in 1965, the Willamette Valley has become one of the most influential wine-producing regions in America, not just in Oregon or the Pacific Northwest. It has developed the power of Pinot Noir production and, with its New World...

Save money on wine without sacrificing quality

Remember that time when your friend brought over that $500 bottle of Chateau Margaux to share? Yeah, me neither. See, I only have two types of friends - the ones that drink moderately priced, good quality wines, and the imaginary ones. Read more at

Italian Wine In California

Why would anyone in the Napa Valley grow anything other than Cabernet Sauvignon? It’s a solid question. Napa is one of the great Cabernet producers in the world...maybe the greatest. Farmers get nearly $6,000 per ton of Napa Cabernet grapes, twice that of, say,...

Travel Blog – Oktoberfest and Munich

The day started out like so many others in my past. I woke to the sound of the phone alarm clock sounding at 7am (still 11pm at home and in the heart of your hero, having been in country only a day or so now) and had to resist the urge to throw the damn thing against...

The Latest – Just Keep Moving

Stories, logs, and blogs on moving on from a life of work and routine.

Minimalists’ guide to collecting wine

Minimalists’ guide to collecting wine

Sorry, but for a post about minimalism, this is going to be surprisingly long… I’ve been working on this minimalism thing for a while now. You know, simplify – own less and make sure your possessions don’t own you? It seemed easy and exciting at first, and has been a...

My new theory on the popularity of pro football

I have a new theory about professional football. I think the popularity of NFL football is now being completely supported by the gambling trends of weekly and yearly Fantasy Football leagues. It's a new theory, and I'm just developing it now, but it feel right....

The Latest – Food & Wine

Paris Café Culture

Paris Café Culture

A not-so wise man once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around for a while, you could miss it.” Nowhere is that advice more needed than here in America. Nowhere is that advice more honored than in Paris. Originally posted on

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Finally a real wine rating system

Finally a real wine rating system

The thing I hate most about wine ratings is the thing that makes them what they are. Wine ratings are subjective. They are one person’s judgement of quality and don’t take into account what really matters – how much you drink, what you can afford, when to drink them,...

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Click here to see some of our latest food and wine photography from Carboy Winery, our urban winery client with locations in Littleton, Breckenridge, and soon Downtown Denver.  Learn more about this award-winning winery at...

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Denver Food Photography

Check out the images from our latest food photography shoot for Front Forty Foods, a revolutionary new concept coming soon to Denver. Then, click here to see some proper food pornography and the rest of our food and wine photography...

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New Client – Carboy Winery

210 Creative is lending winery consulting services to the newest urban winery in Denver, providing consultation, photography, content, and communications. This one is special. Carboy, our own Colorado negociant winery in Littleton, Breckenridge, and soon Downtown...

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