Jalama Beach, California

Dear Friends and Fellow Campers, My latest news is that I’m taking up RVing in my recently purchased Roadtrek 190 Versatile! My maiden voyage was to Jalama Beach, about an hour and a half north of Santa Barbara. Its rather remote location makes it an ideal place for campers, surfers, and at certain times of […]

The Medieval Kitchen

Hello, Gourmet Campers and Friends! This week I had the pleasure of visiting a few outstanding chateaux here in the Loire River Valley, France with visitors from Santa Barbara, California. I have been to Villandry and Chenonceau before, but each time I visit is like seeing it for the first time. There is so much […]

Bass Lake with Sisters on the Fly!

Hello Everyone, We apologize for our absence last month. Life happens! But we hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Summer fun has officially begun, and the Gourmet Girls trust you have some wonderful plans this season! I’ve written about Sisters on the Fly before. Now over 10,000 women strong, it’s the largest women’s […]

Château de Saumur

Hello, fellow campers, foodies, and lovers of travel! Gourmet Girl Denise here from the Loire River Valley. This past weekend I took Antonio, a lovely man who came to me via ‘Workaway’ (more about this later), to help me with my house renovations on a beautiful drive to the town of Saumur. Saumur is just […]

Mythic Marfa

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my drive to Austin, Texas, with a stopover in Marfa. I’d never heard of Marfa until my niece discovered it with her brother on a cross country trip. Rather emphatically, she said, “I could live there.” After a bit of research, I […]

Born to Cook

Hello, fellow campers, world travelers, and gourmets! Denise here from the Loire Valley, France. My partner and gourmet gal Gail recently sent me a wonderful article commemorating the life of Robert Haas, the founder of Tablas Creek Vineyards. It was written by his son and was a lovely retrospective of all he accomplished in his […]

It’s National Park Week!

Hello fellow travelers and campers! Gourmet Girl on the Go here. While Denise is in the Loire Valley with jackhammer in hand, tearing down plaster from the walls of her new house, I’ve been on a two-and-a-half week road trip to Austin, Texas, and back. My sole reason for driving was to visit Marfa, Texas […]

It’s Camping Time!

crystal crag lake george

Greetings friends and fellow campers! It’s that time again to dust off your tent, check your gear and head for the hills! Or the lake, desert, or National Park. Hopefully, you have thought ahead and made your reservations in advance at your favorite campground, as camping has experienced a major wave of new enthusiasts. Many […]

To Bee or not to Bee

Hello, fellow campers, food enthusiasts, and friends! Gourmet Girl Denise here filling in for Gourmet Girl Gail while she hits the road to promote our amazing little cookbook, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping. Camping season is here, so don’t forget to get your copy before your next trip! Today I would like to talk about […]

The Soul of a House

Hello friends, Gourmet Girl Denise here, live from the Loire River Valley, France. I know this blog is about camping and the food we can prepare camping, but I wonder if we might digress a bit this time. In some ways this blog is related to camping as it is its’ opposite; staying home, or […]