“This is the Best Wine Book I have ever seen. I am so impressed! Once I started, I couldn’t stop. The photos are fantastic! We are re-creating our travel plans because of Exploring Wine Regions.”

– Leonard Gelfand
Owner of Gelfand Vineyards, Former President of Farmers Insurance Business Group

“Exploring Wine Regions is a lovely book. The way you laid it out and many of the photos are top notch.”

– Karen MacNeil
Best Selling Author – The Wine Bible, Chairman of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, Culinary Institute of America

“Exploring Wine Regions, I like it. It is a wonderful work promoting the great wines and wine culture of Argentina.”

– Paul Hobbs
Winemaker/Consultant. Forbes Magazine calls him “The Steve Jobs of Wine” and twice named “Wine Personality of The Year” by Robert Parker. Hobbs is credited with bringing the Argentina wine region into global attention.

“Exploring Wine Regions is AMAZING! The photos are beautiful! An incredible job showcasing the unique character of Mendoza. Love the layout and organization. Definitely surpasses my knowledge of Argentina.”

– Shelbi Herring
President of Copa Fina Wine Imports (Importers of handcrafted wines from South America)

“Very readable and interesting. I like the food information as much as the wine. The pictures are beautiful and very enticing.”

– Betty Reinke
Owner of Main Street Books, Wine Lover & Argentina Traveler

“A fine piece of Argentine Wine Industry.”

– Santiago Achaval
Head Winemaker at Achaval-Ferrer Winery, Highest Scoring (98pts) Winemaker in Argentina

 “Michael is a top-notch photographer. His enthusiasm towards his projects, eye for composition and lighting, and willingness to go to great lengths to get the shot is very impressive. He utilizes the beauty that surrounds us, without over-influencing with artificial or manipulated lighting or post-production tricks. A true photographer’s photographer.”

– Matthew Levy
Marketing and E-commerce Manager at Schramsberg Vineyards

“After taking aerial photos for over 45 years, I consider myself a good judge on the subject matter and Michael Higgins is on the top of his game. The work that he produces for Flying Adventures magazine is spectacular. His pictures make you want to drop what you are doing, get in your plane and fly to his destination photo layout. Michael is able to capture the essence and mood of some of the most breath taking places on earth from his aerial photo platform. If it’s the best aerial photography that you want, then Michael Higgins is your man.”

– John Rippinger
President & CVO, The Rippinger Financial Group of Companies, Vice President and #6 Pilot of the Lima Lima Flight Team

“Michael’s aerial & travel photography is of a very high caliber. He has a great eye for composition, superb technical skill and a knack for capturing challenging situations such as low-light wine caves, sweeping scenic landscapes, or multiple elements within a shot. His outgoing manner makes him great at photographing people without making them feel self-conscious. I would recommend him as a very fine lifestyle/editorial photographer who appreciates and has a passion for Napa Valley’s food, wine, art, and people.”

– Eden Umble
Marketing & Hospitality Director, Calistoga Visitors Bureau

“As long-time professional in both the aviation industry and press, I know the difficulties of getting the right shot from the air, so I have been very impressed by the outstanding work of Michael. While other artists try to make earth from above look geometrical, he reminds us our planet is made of violent curves and waves.”

– Philippe de Segovia
Director Product Marketing Airplane Business Unit at DAHER-SOCATA

“Michael is a renaissance man. An entrepreneur, publisher, pilot, photographer, writer, and all around good guy. His creative approach to increasing the profile of our hotels in his stellar magazine has helped launch and position some of our properties within our desired target market. Michael has been a joy to work with.”

– Larry Broughton
Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Award-Winning CEO & Entrepreneur, Hotelier, Veteran

“Michael is an outstanding entrepreneur, aviation publisher and aviation advocate. His magazine is one of the best made publications of its kind. Michael’s dedication and professionalism are widely respected throughout the aviation community nationwide.”

– Pierre A. Kandorfer, Ph.D.
Author, Writer, Producer, Director, Media & PR Consultant, Commercial Pilot

“I worked with Michael and the Flying Adventures Media Group for nearly six years and developed a great respect for Michael’s exceptional business talent. Michael’s ability to provide positive and creative solutions for nearly every business situation was truly inspiring. Michael’s time spent assessing, analyzing and strategizing clientele needs is certainly evident in each and every issue of Flying Adventures Magazine (FAM). This is why FAM is one of most respected publications in the aviation marketplace.”

– Jerry Brown
Vice President Business Development, Flying Adventures Media

“Michael is an inspirational outside-the-box individual in everything he does. He is extreme in his thinking and demands the same from those he chooses to associate with. Michael has never delivered anything less than WOW projects to his numerous clients. Michael has been an inspiration in my life – one of the people who have made a difference. This man has meant so much to me, that he stood by my side as the best man at my wedding… so what could I say that would show more respect and admiration for this man than to stand next to me when I stood before God.”

– John Occhi
Vice President, The Higgins Group

“We have been on six adventures with Michael. It doesn’t get any better or easier than just arriving! We sit back and relaxed while he takes us on amazing and magical fun filled tours of the very best wine regions have to offer. The wines were superb, the food incredible and the people ‘behind the labels’ shared their unique stories to make our experiences extra special. The Calistoga Adventure… we will always remember that Valentine’s Day! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next one.”

– Rodger and Lori Parker

“The best part about Michael organizing our tour: all the hard work was already accomplished, the best locations were chosen. There was nothing left to do but enjoy. Being on a tour with other wine lovers was extra enjoyable because we already had something in common with everyone else and could share stories of other trips and wine experiences.”

– Lee and Carolyn Jones

“I just wanted to send you a big Texas thank you for the picture of Charity of I you photographed at the “Castle of Love”. I have printed a copy and have it framed on my bedside table. It’s the best picture we’ve ever had taken together. It truly shows how happy we are on your Wine Region Adventures.”

– Richard Burr and Charity King

“We often look to your publications to decide on destinations for our trips, so we were excited by the opportunity to be part of your fantastic excursions. We enjoyed every aspect of the Valentine trip: the food & wine pairings, behind the scenes tours, meeting winemakers, the wonderful accommodations, and getting to blend our own wine. It was a great experience with so many events being arranged exclusively for us. We enjoyed meeting many friendly people with similar interests, we’re looking forward to the next time we can join you.”

– Glen Green and Sharon Van Patten

 “You really put together a first-class experience, at a modest price. What makes it so enjoyable is everything is a little surprise, because we did not have the headaches of planning all the little details. It’s the little details that make the difference. Meeting everyone in the group was very rewarding. The hosts and winemakers could not have been friendlier, so I hope to see some of them again on a future trip, which will happen, because you did such a nice job on this one!”

– Brian and Robin Cahill 

“Dr. Higgins does everything 1st class or not at all!”

– Mike Goering 

“I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday!”

– Carol Ditto 

 “Thank you soooo much for creating such a fabulous/fun trip. You sure know how to put together a great adventure. This is the best trip I have ever taken!”

– Mia Knox 

“It was hard to imagine topping the last Valentines Fly-In, yet this trip was even more amazing. Everything we did was so special and quite unique… actually bottling wine, playing with sheep in the vineyards, visiting not-open-to-the-public wineries and learning from their winemakers, behind the scenes romance at the Hearst Castle, blending our own wines, bottling vodka & gin, makeup and hair boosters to prepare for the rest of the day, and… the best hamburger we have ever tasted… you outdid it once again!”

– Jim and Jill de Varennes