Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vino Volo

If you like to travel or have been in and out of airports in the past couple of years, you may have noticed a new hot spot has popped up.  Since our families are located across the country, we do fly frequently, and find Vino Volo to be a great escape in an otherwise escape-proof atmosphere (let's face it, once you pass through security, there's no turning back!). 

Airports are insanity - lots of people rushing around, announcements over head, the stress associated with flying, etc. When you pop inside a Vino Volo, it feels almost like you've stepped into another world. The uncomfortable steel benches are replaced with cozy leather chairs. The overhead announcements are replaced with jazzy music. There are delicious tasting tapas, instead of the fast food frenzy, and a friendly glass of wine is always on its way (they'll even package up some bottles for you to take aboard your flight, which does help calm the nerves).

Last time we were passing time on a layover, we heard that they were thinking about expanding "outside the box". Literally. And so I was not completely surprised when I was walking down the street the other day and saw that they are indeed expanding outside of airport limits.