Paella Valenciana (Rabbit and Snail Paella)


Paella comes from the countryside around Valencia, where it began as a humble dish for workers in the orchards and vegetable fields. They simmered what ingredients they could find tomatoes, beans, rabbit, snails in a

Carbonara with house made Tagliatelle


Itallian food is often times characterized by simplicity. Few ingredients which means every ingredient matters and should be the absolute best. Take Pizza for example. Flour, water, yeast, tomatoe and cheese. Flour has to be

Latkes with Cured Salmon Crème Fraîche and Roe


We began our obsession with food at a fairly early age. Living in Sacramento in the early 90’s we came across the 2 for 1 dining “Entertainment Books”. Each year we bought two, one for

Calamari with squid ink bouillon and parsley oil


I like small bites. Often times I find the starter options in restaurants more interesting then the mains. So when a special meal comes along such as over the holidays we will forego the big

Tamales with Red Chili Pork


I love tamales but I am rarely happy with the ones we find at restaurants or even on the street corner being sold out of a cooler. My biggest complaint is they are usually all

Boeuf Carbonnade a la Flamande (Flemish Stew)


We started traveling in 2005 and for the next 7 years it became a bit of an addiction. We would hit around 23 countries mostly in Africa and Asia backpacking and traveling as locals which

Healthy Eating: Post 1 Breakfast


We all have our own ideas and opinions of what is healthy and how to lose or maintain weight. For the past 20+ years I have fluctuated between 155 and 200 pounds, I am 6

Gua bao (割包/刈包)


Almost everything I cook is inspired from food I have eaten around the world, especially street food. Having spent a considerable amount of time in various Asian countries I’ve had the delicious pleasure of tasting

About XPLORE FILM and Sip & Stay

The Art of Life

Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


Music from Xplore Film

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