FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Patricia Vanikiotis

Maui Attractions

May 27, 2023

Changes at PDX

May 6, 2023
Apr 22, 2023

A Taste of Fredericksburg

No visit to Texas Hill Country would be complete without a stop in the German immigrant-settled town of Fredericksburg, which wears its heritage proudly and also boasts its more recent position as the heart of Texas wine country. On our March trip to Texas, we were fortunate to have a brief but very pleasant day in and around this charming town, whose traditional main street is crowded with all kinds of shops, tasting rooms and eateries.

Fill Your Heart with Ireland

Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?

Apr 15, 2023

Texas Hill Country

Although most of our recent visit to Texas was centered around the Dallas metropolitan area, my husband and I did get to spend two days in the lovely Hill Country west of Austin. The main focus of this jaunt was to visit my sister-in-law Barbara's brother Jim and his wife, Kathleen, at their beautiful home and vineyards outside the small town of Hye, Texas. If you have not heard, Texas does, indeed, produce wines from Texas-grown grapes and has actually done so since the 1880s. We were eager to sample some Texas vino and also get to see this part of the state, especially as we would be visiting when the famous bluebonnets (of the lupine wildflower family) would be blooming.