July 21, 2021
 
To say that Kathy Rudolph Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler is a severe understatement. She has a strong desire to see as much of the world as possible. One difference between her and other enthusiastic travelers, however, is that she,thankfully, loves to write about everything she sees as a way to help others enjoy travel as much as she does, without the downside. Kathy Rudolph Petrino believes strongly that shared knowledge keeps travel destinations afloat and appealing to visit repeatedly, which is why she writes so prolifically about her favorite destinations, including Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park is located on the border of Canada and the United States, and it was named for the remnants of glaciers that dot the Park. These glaciers date back to the ice age, which is why Glacier National Park is sometimes called the "Crown of the Continent.” The park sits at the headwaters of many of the streams that flow into the Hudson Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Glacier National Park is a particular favorite of hikers, in part because it features many types of trails that were built for all skill levels. One of the easiest is the Trail of the Cedars, while Grinnel Glacier is far more challenging. It’s not just about hiking, of course; Glacier National Park’s more than ne million acres features more than 700 lakes, a large number of waterfalls and two mountain ranges, and a wide variety of wildlife.
April 17, 2021
 
Of course, Kathy Rudolph Petrino is an enthusiastic traveler and travel blogger, but besides her strong desire to see as much of the world as possible before she is finished, Kathy thankfully loves to write about everything she sees and she also loves to post it all on her travel blog for everyone to see. Kathy Rudolph Petrino has a fervent desire to share everything and to make it possible for everyone to have the same great experiences she has had. Just as importantly, she wants others who travel to the same places she has to miss as many of the pitfalls as possible.

That includes visits to one of her favorite destinations, which is Texas Wine Country. Kathy is all to well aware that, when people think of wine, Texas is not at the top of their list of wine destinations in the United States and the world, but that is a mistake. The Lone Star State of Texas has been doing quite a bit to improve its reputation in that area, and the Hill Country of the state is now growing some of the best grapes in the country. As a result, dozens of wineries are producing some of the best varietals outside of the West Coast. Kathy Rudolph Petrino suggests traveling along the Wine Road 290, where you will find a wide range of wines available, including many Malbecs, Cabernets and Tempranillos, as well as hundreds of state-of-the-art tasting rooms. And since it’s Texas, there are also a great many big music and wine events all over Hill Country, like the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Dripping Springs Wine and Food Festival.