About

Dine Drink Travel is an outgrowth of the John Brawley Tophat West Texas Bourbon Society started in 2016. 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. Our goal is to answer the travel questions we always had.

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  from and trips to Galveston.  So for a while we re-focused this blog on cruises from Texas. We reviewed ships, talk about shore excursions, and share our experiences with staying in Galveston.   We still do that, and we are excited that the global public health situation will increasingly allow that. We created a YouTube channel, Facebook page, and other outlets to help people find out more about cruises from this location.

We noticed that focusing our blog/channel/outlets was useful to folks, but we also noticed that we spend a lot of time going to Vegas. We have started a second YouTube channel, Dine Drink Vegas, which is dedicated to those trips. We will try to keep that content separate as much as we can.

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 upcoming trips he has to Vegas and a 2022 cruise out of Galveston.  Either way, join us for the ride. You too deserve to dine, drink, and travel.

Legal stuff

Dine Drink Travel, LLC, is a corporation registered in Texas. We really hate having to exist as a corporation, but we live in a complicated world. Galveston Cruise Reviews, Dine Drink Vegas, Dine Drink Cruise, and Dine Drink Travel are all marks of Dine Drink Travel, LLC. While those sites, blogs, and vlogs may sometimes operate independently, they are owned by Dine Drink Travel, LLC.