If you follow me on Instagram or G+, you may have seen the news that I'm a real & true travel agent now! I will have a tab up at the top for travel details (next to that JewelScent tab, another awesome thing I picked up) as soon as I get that page built. For now I'm adding a new monthly feature, Travel Thursday, to tell you about neat vacation ideas that come across my desk.
I heard a story on the radio the other day (and I am sure it was public radio but cannot find the story online) about the booming wine industry in Walla Walla, Washington. Remember Walla Walla from Oregon Trail? Turns out the convergence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (caulk & float!) creates an ideal environment for growing grapes, and Walla Walla has more than 100 wineries, and more than 30 tasting rooms in the downtown area. The awesome thing I learned today is that if you fly to Walla Walla on Alaska Airlines, your boarding pass will waive the tasting fee at participating tasting rooms, AND your first case of wine is checked free on your return! No messing with shipping!
Check out the Walla Walla Wine Website for more information about touring wine country, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for help with your vacation planning!