About Travis

I've been smoking and selling cigars for many years. The only thing better than relaxing with a fine cigar after a hard day's work is relaxing with a fine cigar DURING a hard day's work! My all time favorite cigar is the Padron 1964 Anniversary Series with a Maduro wrapper, but my tastes can range all over the place. I mostly enjoy cigars in the medium-full range, but much like my taste in things like music, books and movies I can find something to enjoy in any style as long as there is quality behind it.

Other stuff about me, I grew up in New Hampshire and now reside here in Albany, NY. In my spare time I like to play poker, attend concerts and watch my beloved Boston Red Sox. Follow me on Twitter!

E-Mail Special March 5, 2013 – 20% Off Super Value Vanilla

Hey Everybody, It seems like just yesterday that we were getting excited for our 300,000th order celebration, but time flies and it’s actually been just a little more than a year since that momentous order. Apparently the orders fly along with the time, because we’re ready for another milestone and a great celebration to go [...]

Happy International Pipe Smoking Day!

Hey Everybody, International Pipe Smoking Day is finally here! The one we look forward to all year round, the day made just for celebrating the hobby of smoking pipes. We’re here again to celebrate in style, and we have a whole bunch of really cool stuff put together to make this the best IPSD yet! [...]

Countdown To IPSD

Hey Everybody, I know you’re not used to seeing me in your inbox on Mondays, but I wanted to write you today since this is a very special week for all of us in the world of smoking pipes. I wanted to remind you about our favorite holiday, International Pipe Smoking Day that’s coming up [...]

PipesandCigars.com Top 25 Cigars of 2012

top 25 cigars of 2012

2012 has been a great year for P&C, and for me personally. I got on board here towards the end of 2011 after a number of years elsewhere in the world of cigars, and my first full calendar year with P&C has been quite a ride. I’ve gotten to travel a lot, I went to [...]

Pint Friday – Surrogates Tramp Stamp & Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

Pint Friday - The Best Day of the Week

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another round of Pint Friday, the best day of the week. I feel great about getting this project back on track, and I know all of our weeks are more enjoyable with some drinking and smoking to cap them off. For the second week in a row we’ve invited a [...]

Pint Friday – Paul Stulac White Blinding Light With Murphy’s Irish Stout

Pint Friday - The Best Day of the Week

Hi everyone, and welcome back to the best feature on this blog, Pint Friday! We’re sorry to have been away so long, I’m sure you’ve missed our Friday afternoon posts to get you thirsty. We’ve been missing drinking and smoking too! We’re back this week, and more committed to smoking and drinking than ever. It’s [...]

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2012 Torpedo

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare cigar

Last year’s Alec Bradley Fine & Rare release was a serious highlight smoking experience for me, and I was thrilled when I heard there was going to be another version this year. I think Alec Bradley first announced it sometime in the spring, so it’s been a long wait but they are finally here. Our [...]

Rocky Patel Factory Tour – Processing & Rolling

Team Habana in the Rocky Patel Factory

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been very busy putting together our Holiday 2012 catalog which should be reaching you in a couple weeks, but with that project in my rearview mirror, it’s time for the 2nd installment in my description of our awesome trip to the Rocky Patel Factory in Honduras! If you [...]

Rocky Patel Factory Tour – Seed to Plant

Rocky Patel Tobacco Field

I’m finally caught up on my work from spending much of last week in Honduras at the Rocky Patel cigar factory, and I wanted to share some info, pictures, and descriptions from the trip. I figured the best place to start is the same place all of our cigars start – with some tiny seeds. [...]

Dunhill Brings Back Bulk Tobacco

No secret that Dunhill pipe tobacco is among the most popular brands we carry here. The brand is the standard by which other English blends are judged, and many of their blends are considered to be some of the most legendary of all time. A few years back, these fine blends disappeared from our shelves, [...]