pineau: great drinks you’ve never tried

Part of JoyJournist’s “great drinks you’ve never tried” series, pineau (pronounced pee-know) is a hybrid spirit from the Poitou-Charentes region of south-western France. A combination of aged, regional wine and cognac, this aperitif is a sweet but well-balanced “Vin de Liquer” or wine liquer, similar to Port, Sherry or Marsala wine. pineau origins Residents of the …

trekking to the torecillas peak in patagonia

Los Alerces National Park is located in the Patagonian region of Argentina along the Chilean border. The nature reserve was created in 1937 to protect the forests and species of the Andean-Patagonian flora. The park contains 14 lakes connected by rivers and 28 various trekking trails for all skill levels. The destination is the glacial peak named Torecillas, accessed …

do you have a signature beauty product?

JoyJournist.com is about simplifying your life to make space, money and time for the things that make you happy. Two of my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions were to cut my spending on expensive creams, potions and “stuff” and secondly, clear out my cluttered medicine cabinet. Note that this post covers beauty products. I am not even tackling the …