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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hipcamp Is Not Only for Hipsters

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here with another bucket list adventure item for 2018. I joined Hipcamp several years ago but haven’t taken the opportunity to check out any of their campsites, yurts, or cabins. The mission of Hipcamp is to get more people outside. They’ve got over 285,000 U.S. locations, including campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, […]

2018 Camping Bucket List

Greetings Everyone! Gourmet Girl Gail here. We’re finally getting back to a bit of normalcy after the fires and mudslides in the Santa Barbara area. Although I and most of the people I know weren’t physically affected, I think psychically it has taken its toll. It was hard to wrap our minds around the idea […]

Road Trip to Southwest Arizona!

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. We trust everyone had a glorious Thanksgiving! There is so much to be grateful for, and we feel blessed each and every day for our good friends, including all of you, and the wonderful possibilities for new adventures and experiences in the future. A couple of weeks […]

Happy Thanksgiving From The Loire River Valley!

Hello Food and Travel Lovers! Gourmet Girl Denise here. Greetings from the Loire River Valley in France! It’s been a couple of months since I wrapped up my business, packed up my computer, crated my beloved kitty, Milo the Magnificent, and jumped onto a plane headed for France. Trying to juggle all of those things […]

Au Revoir Santa Barbara, Salut Loire River Valley

Hello from Gourmet Girl Denise, Well, I’ve finally done it! After dreaming about living in France again and talking incessantly about doing just that, I am doing just that! This Thursday, I fly away to spend a year or more in the lovely Loire Valley. The preparations have been exhausting, but now that I have […]

Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias

Dear Friends and Followers, Gourmet Girl Gail here. I just returned from my yearly trek to Yosemite, and it was spectacular. I’ll cover that in more detail in a later blog post, though. Right now I’m excited to share with you one of those magical experiences that can happen while traveling. My sister Sandy and […]