Michael C. Higgins, PhD
I am a professional photographer, a writer, journalist, an adventurer... traveling the world in pursuit of creating spectacular images and discovering interesting stories.
Author • Photographer • Publisher - FLYING ADVENTURES MEDIA - A lifestyle travel magazine read by over one million affluent travelers in the United States who own and travel on private aircraft. Flying Adventures is a beautiful color magazine featuring travel destinations and resorts worldwide since 1994.
Author • Photographer • Publisher - EXPLORING WINE REGIONS - Book Series - Insider travel guides to the wine regions of the world, sharing the lifestyle of extraordinary wines and culinary experiences, uncovering interesting winemakers, chefs and sommeliers, along with hotels and resorts in the wine regions. The books are 352 pages, with over 550 color photographic images, printed on museum quality art paper and distributed by Atlas Books worldwide.
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Published Articles (15)
Exploring the Andes Mountains, FROM IN THE AIR, is very impressive! In your own airplane or by commercial flight, you can witness this amazing geographic wonder and its many towering […]
The word Torrontes is Spanish for “torrent,” which is a very suitable name considering it’s potent flavors and armoas. The Torrontes grape is pretty much exclusive to Argentina. Yes, Spain […]
Buenos Aires is a force to be reckoned with when is comes to accomplished chefs. These culinary artists are from various cities around Argentina and have now chosen to call […]
Traveling through Patagonia you’ll soon come to realize some of the vineyards have a special guardian. To your surprise these majestic creatures have selected vineyards to call home. First, we […]
Imagine strolling through a vineyard full of these amazing grapes at harvest time. The fun part of exploring any wine region is being able to sample fresh wine grapes straight […]
As you approach the snow capped peaks, you can feel the excitement begin to build as you enter the Mendoza Wine Region. When you peer out your airplane window you […]
Patagonia encompasses the extreme south of the American continent, mostly in Argentina, and represents more than a third of the land mass of Argentina. Argentine Patagonia consists of many provinces […]
Encompassing approximately 18,000 square miles and 11 million acres, the Columbia Valley is 185 miles wide and 200 miles long, sprawling across nearly half of Washington State. More than 160 […]
Quick, think of Texas. What comes to mind? If you flashed on “the yellow rose of” or “the Lone Star State,” or if you thought “cattle”…“oil”…or even “chainsaw massacre,” you […]
It is the oldest vitis vinifera growing region in the country. At one illustrious point in its happening history, it was the fifth largest wine-producing area in the U.S. And […]
You might not imagine this at first blush, that this northern area of the United States could have the right combination of climate, topography and soil – a terroir, as […]
Who on earth would fall deliriously in love with the Pinot Noir wine grape? It is temperamental. Finicky. Unpredictable. And talk about demanding! The climate in which it grows has […]
There’s a fascinating texture to the Howell Mountain experience, both in tasting the wines of the region and in experiencing the place. “Above the fog” is what they call it. […]
The town of Healdsburg, California, is on the short list of top destinations for exploring the West Coast’s wine country. Despite its comparatively small population (about 1,100-plus folks call it […]