In 2017, I traveled to the home of traditional balsamic vinegar in Modena, Italy and witnessed the birth of a baby lamb in Wales. I tasted oysters straight from the water at an oyster farm in Ireland and saw a bald eagle at the Ashokan Reservoir in the Hudson Valley. Here are a few favorite moments in 2017, captured in photographs on Instagram.
The year kicked off with a seafood-centric visit to Maine.
Sunsets in Miami are an antidote to the winter blues.
In the Piemonte region of northern Italy, I couldn’t get enough of the local goat cheese.
During a trip to Connemara, in the west of Ireland, I stumbled on a recently opened oyster farm.
In Ulster County, New York, I got a new understanding of close city escapes.
Early in 2018, I kicked off the year with some falconry at Adare Manor in Ireland.