We were entering the iron-gated drive into Chateau Sainte Michelle’s scenic acreage in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of downtown Seattle. No budding vineyards stretched off toward the horizon, but the estate’s historic reception center echoes the elegance of Old World wineries. As Washington state’s founding winery, now marketing more than two million cases a year of white wine alone, how could it not merit reckoning as a peer of Europe’s leading chateaus?
Articles written by: Jeff Corydon
I first met Knoxville two years ago following a family junket to the Great Smoky Mountains, America’s most visited nature preserve, and the fringe towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Before flying home from Knoxville, we spent a few hours vetting this unique East Tennessee anchor city and, well before plane-time, I was hankering for a longer look.
The problem with Spain for tourists is– there’s too much to do and view in less than, well, a lifetime. All told, I’ve made five extended visits to Spain, but it took until last September before I finally sampled the lesser-known charms of “upstairs” Andalusia.
A remote sub-tropical island state in the Indian Ocean, it could be the ultimate tourist getaway abroad that’s not already teeming with Americans.