An unconventional collection of travel tales, essays, observations and advice written from a Texas perspective. Most of the book is about the author's travels in Europe, Africa and South America. D. Russell Smith shares some important behind-the-scenes information about making and enjoying wine. There is a section devoted to the author's experiences in Houston as a young man. Additional sections deal with the author's views on diverse subjects and some valuable personal advice. The book is intended for adult readers.