A Gruet Welcome

A Gruet welcome makes Seattle a sweet visit Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
A Gruet welcome makes Seattle a sweet visit Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
A Gruet welcome makes Seattle a sweet visit Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

A Gruet welcome makes Seattle a sweet visit. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this celebratory cocktail photography communicate to you?

WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

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WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

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Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”

A Travel Guide to Wine & Wildflowers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

A Spectacular Travel Guide to Wine & Wildflowers in Gatlinburg Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
A  Spectacular Travel Guide to Wine &  Wildflowers in Gatlinburg Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
A Spectacular Travel Guide to Wine & Wildflowers in Gatlinburg Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

Here is your spectacular travel guide to wine and wildflowers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Go beyond the fanfare and huge presence of legend Dolly Parton to discover the offerings of this southern city. Fortunately, there is The Mountain Winefest, The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage and an undeniable southern hospitality. Literally, there are gallons of wine and wildflowers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Moreover, there are tons of activities in Gatlinburg to provoke annual returns visit by travelers.

EAT

Log Cabin Pancake House

Walk to dine at the Log Cabin House. The food and service are filling and heart felt. Seriously, there are tons of dining experiences in walking distance from the hotel. The service at Log Cabin was phenomenal prompting three visits over my weekend stay. From the first dining experience, it felt like meeting old friends with the entire serving team.

Gatlinburg's Log Cabin Pancake House  Gatlinburg,  Tennessee Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Gatlinburg’s Log Cabin Pancake House Gatlinburg, Tennessee Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

Log Cabin House has the best hash browns known to man. Sprinkle your belly with delight you will not be disappointed.

STAY

Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg

Downtown Gatlinburg is vantage point to exploring the Smoky Mountain region. While the swiss-themed mountain cottages are tempting, it is best to opt for the Courtyard Marriott. The Courtyard Marriott hotel is steps away from the city center. The convenient hotel location means, you can stumble back after drinks, dining and enjoying local attractions. The property boosts interior and exterior fireplaces contributing to a cozy environment for fireside chats.

PLAY

Smoky Mountain Winefest Weekend!

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is the host and is in the walkable area of downtown Gatlinburg. Local vendors make it easy to indulge in spirits and paired local fare. Furthermore, be sure to taste Tennessee Homemade Wines Proper Peach it is a winner. Georgia natives love anything peach .

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Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg, Tennessee Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg, Tennessee Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

Wear comfortable shoes or footwear suitable for hiking. Porters Creek Trail is phenomenal. While the hike is not arduous the rocks and slippery paths require support to keep your feet firmly planted. The multitude and medley of exotic colors are heavenly.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg, Tennessee Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg, Tennessee Photo Courtesy of Patrick T Cooper

The tour guides are passionate about wildflower education, keeping you engaged the entire experience. Charge your cameras as the flowers make brilliant photography.

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The Best Happy Hour Spot in Berlin

The best happy hour spot in Berlin is La Banca Bar at Hotel De Rome Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The best happy hour spot in Berlin is La Banca Bar at Hotel De Rome Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper
The best happy hour spot in Berlin is La Banca Bar at Hotel De Rome Photo Courtesy Patrick T Cooper

The La Banca Bar at Hotel De Rome is the perfect spot for happy hour in Berlin. The bar is just beyond the hotel in entrance and overlooks Bebelplatz. While I am sure there are a multitude of phenomenal watering holes in this vibrant city, this bar suited me perfectly as a hotel guest. It’s travel photography! Follow our travel pursuits  and practice of photography. Travel is education and  supersedes the knowledge of any book. With adoration, allow the eye to wander and capture the culture of destinations is our mantra.  What does this cocktail say to you? 

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WHO

We are novice, we are not perfect we are not the people toting huge camera bags and professional lenses. Strapped with camera phones we capture sometimes imperfectly perfect imagery.

WHAT

No specific initiative. Although we love art, design, architecture, food, music, luxury automobiles and all things sexy we are passionate about snapping the sensational.

WHEN

There is no time like the present. There is so much beauty in the world. Get beyond the narcissism of the selfie and pay attention your surroundings. Your current location is a work of art. Be present and capture the moment.

WHERE

The world is a work of art. GOD made no mistakes. All things are beautiful!

Classic British Horology inspired watches with modern day functionality and reliability.

WHY

Having cared for individuals with physical ailments, pictures serve as sources of inspiration. We continue to focus the lenses in an effort to encourage people to not live with a bucket list.

Getting lost in regions of the world is what we strive to do and to share. The world is smaller than you think. Food, art, design, music and celebration is always near. Why not enjoy life starting NOW?

The purpose of travel is to learn and be stretched. The stretch allows experiences to become a part of your DNA. The opportunity to see the world is a privilege. In an effort to exhaust the privilege we click to capture a moment while building a lifetime of memories.

It is said, “A picture is not just a picture. A picture is a story without words.”