Joseph Hilbers

member for over 27 years

Member Since:
Jan 1990

www.vittlesvoyages.com :Owner, publisher, editor...... Editor: Vittles, Vintages & Voyages newsletter...... Author: The Pleasure of Wine..... Business News Bureau: representing Benchmark Publishing..... Vittles, Vintages and Voyages is now in it's 22nd year of publication,in both print and online form.The publication offers articles and reviews of interest to travel, fine dining and wine enthusiasts. Vittles can be found on the web at vittlesvoyages.com. Joseph Hilbers brings five decades of journalistic experience to the publication, and is widely traveled, and is a lifetime member and scholarship chairman of the Southern California Restaurant Writers. He is on Facebook and in the IFWTWA member group on Facebook. He also has a blog to be found at: vittlesvintagesvoyagesblog.blogspot.com. 

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Published Books

Published Articles (19)

Inn at Newport Ranch captures wonder of coast and forest


A delightful travel experience in Mendocino County

Silicon Valley is the Bay Area’s Crown Jewel


San Mateo County offers many interesting experiences

Wine is never far away in the Silicon Valley


Wineries abound in San Mateo County

Phoenix, Arizona…Discovering the City


An exciting Southwest travel experience

25 Years of Vittles Vintages and Voyages


Celebrating a career in journalism

Yolo County – A mix of town and country


A great California destination

Carlsbad boasts many attractions


Much to see and do in Carlsbad…including Legoland

California Central Coast


We found much to explore on Highway One Discovery Route

Pacific Coast Wine Trail


We moved through Harmony, Cambria and Morro Bay seeking wineries

Big Bear Lake – a retreat for all seasons


For a great escape from Los Angeles

In Montreal, visitors know they are in a foreign land


If you are seeking a friendly international destination, try Montreal, Canada

Medford – A hub for exploring Southern Oregon


A beautiful and historic spot, complete with wine trails

Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe offers great wine touring


Baja California’s wine making valley

Nova Scotia – So much to see and do


a fabulous travel destination

Pacific Dining Car has shared its history for ten decades


Legendary dining in Los Angeles

Provence showed well at L’Ermitage


A sampling of French vintages comes to Beverly Hills

Highway 79 places rural San Diego County on view


Rewarding travel experiences abound on the back roads near San Diego.

Lucas and Lewellen celebrate Central Coast winemaking


Visting with Louis Lucas and Judge Royce Lewellen at their Tasting Room was a learning experience

Bluegrass cruised with Carnival Imagination


An exciting voyage with bluegrass enthusiasts

Global Writes (10)

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Offers a View of the Old West

Prisons have always had a fascination for people. The concept of captivity is so repelling that people’s curiosity and dread are aroused. The Arizona Territorial Prison State Historical Park incites special interest since it has a strong association with the Old Wild West, enhanced worldwide through its portrayal by Hollywood. […]

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There is Room to Explore in Anza Borrego State Park

In Southern California the deserts become winter resorts and playgrounds. The calendar told us it was time to enjoy, once again, the lonely byways of Anza Borrega Desert State Park. This is the second largest state park in the U.S. and offers countless places to enjoy its vast, lonely, but […]

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There is Much to See at San Diego Bay

On a recent trip to San Diego we decided to approach the city as if we were first-time visitors. That proved to be a great way to get a fresh perspective on this city and county of three-and-one-half million people, now the second largest in California. Certainly the changes are […]

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Bluegrass was Picking and Jamming on the High Seas Aboard Carnival Inspiration

Once again it was music, music, music on the high seas as the Carnival Inspiration resounded with the Jam and Pick of Bluegrass. It was just two years ago on a four-day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada that this writer, quite by chance, first became acquainted with a most interesting […]

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Southern California Winter is the Time for Desert Activities

In California, winter is the ideal time for many desert activities. Looking over our maps we were intrigued with two Bureau of Land Management areas with what we thought were unique names. Termed National Natural Landmarks, they were Rainbow Basin and The Trona Pinnacles. The Trona Pinnacles, in the western […]

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Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s Premier Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe is one instance where the place is just as beautiful as the name. Located in Baja California, just 70 miles south of Tijuana, Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s premier wine country. The Valle is becoming an ever more popular destination for tourists, especially so if you are […]

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Carrizo Monument Shows a Different California

In Central and Southern California the region between the Coastal ranges and the San Joaquin Valley is seldom visited and virtually unknown to the vast majority of the State’s residents and visitors. But here lies one of the U.S.’s newest National Monuments. It is called the Carrizo Plain National Monument […]

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Coachella Valley Preserve

The Coachella Valley Preserve offers a perfect desert oasis The question was ‘why did it take us so long to discover the Coachella Valley Preserve?’ Over decades we have sought out unusual scenic desert destinations and then written about them. But it took some photos of the Preserve on Facebook […]

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Vacation Land Best Describes Southern Oregon Coast

Decisions on what to do may be the biggest challenge on a visit to the southern Oregon coast. Call this “vacation land,” as the choices are so variable and so large in number.

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There is History, Charm and Elegance in St. Augustine

We cannot recall ever being in a relatively small city and finding such an overwhelming number of places to go and things to see. But that was exactly the way it was on our recent, all too short, visit to St. Augustine, Florida.

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