Dine Drink Travel is an outgrowth of the John Brawley Tophat West Texas Bourbon Society. The Society, by extension, is a bunch of married guys with wives and kids and mortgages who desperately need to get out of the house more often. The Petroplex (Midland and Odessa) is a lovely place to live, and vacation is still a very good thing. Anyway, we created this blog to catalog our travels and hope it will be useful to many of you.

While we originally wrote about a wide range of travel topics, we noticed that people were most interested in what we wrote about our cruises and trips to Galveston. So we have re-focused this blog on cruises from Texas. We will review ships, talk about shore excursions, and share our experiences with staying in Galveston.

So who are our people?

The principal editor of the site is Bill. He has an ordinary office job and used to work abroad. He still likes to get in an airplane, or cruise ship, or whatever mode of conveyance, and go to new places. He also thinks that writing about himself in the third person isn’t healthy, so he is now going to start saying “I.” I travel a lot for work and as often as I can for pleasure, and I am going to write here the things I tend to look for when I travel.

John Brawley Tophat himself has also started posting tales of his Southern Caribbean cruise. If you like his work, post in the comments section so we can hear more from him. The Notorious P.I.G. was working on podcasts about whiskey. Unfortunately, the nature of those podcasts means that, well, they didn’t all happen. He wrote about the AirBnB before our cruise last year. Look for more from CocoCay next year.  Either way, join us for the ride. You too deserve to dine, drink, and travel.