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Personally Sicily was not on my radar until a good friend, who has family roots there, proposed a trip. Upon some deeper research, I wondered why it was the first time this angelic Italian island had been in my travel consideration set.

Sitting on the map as the soccer ball of Italy’s boot, Sicily is an interesting cultural convergence. After the fall of the Roman Empire ruling often changed hands which led to a rich and diverse cultural, architectural and archeological landscape with influence from the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards. As such, it’s a magical cultural mashup unlike anywhere else in the world.


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Cherry Wood B&B

Anyone who knows me knows I like horses. And wine. And glamping. Now, combine all three of those together and you’ve got an undeniable winner.

Cherry Wood B&B is set just south of Yamika in the Zillah wine region. Owner Pepper, a long time cowgirl, has built the entire operation to be a place for her family to care for the land, each other and a place for people to come and feel free to be who they really are. Well if you can’t appreciate that, I’m not sure what you can!

But down to the nitty gritty details…

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