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Weekend Guide: Getaway to Langley, Washington

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This weekend guide to your getaway to Langley, Washington, will help you plan your getaway, complete with where to stay, what to eat and drink, and what to do. Located on the south end of Whidbey Island overlooking the Saratoga Passage, Langley’s community of just over 1,000 people entice visitors with small town hospitality. With […]

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Wine, Wineries and Vineyards On California’s Central Coast

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California is the nation’s largest wine producer and California’s Central Coast offers some of the best wine and most breathtaking scenery in the state. Many wineries are small, family-owned operations so travelers have the opportunity to meet with the actual winemaker or proprietor to learn about the history and culture of this area. From Ventura […]

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7 Places to Sip Wine in France

When I think about traveling in France, food and wine are at the top of my list of things to enjoy. From simple peasant fare to exquisite fine dining, my mouth waters thinking about the choices. It’s been awhile since I visited France for longer than making a connection at the airport, but I still have fond […]

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Hotel Review: Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn, Yakima Valley

Lonestar teepee at Cherrywood Bed Breakfast and Barn

Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn Address:  3271 Roza Drive, Zillah, Washington (Yakima Valley) Value Luxury Rating:   (out of 3 hearts) Features:  Set on a working farm in the Yakima Valley,  Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn offers overnight accommodations  in 22 foot teepees. This specialty bed and breakfast has barbeque grills, compact refrigerators, deparate […]

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Euphoria in Greenville, South Carolina

Come September, I’ll be heading to Greenville, South Carolina, for Euphoria, a weekend long event that includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists. The annual event shines […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Crush Season on Central California Coast

Blue Dolphin Inn, California Coast

It’s crush season on the Central California Coast!  This is the playoffs for winegrowers, with the whole year’s efforts leading up the harvest. The Blue Dolphin Inn in Cambria, just 28 miles from Paso Robles, one of California’s most popular wine regions with more than 250 bonded wineries, is offering a new “Coastal Wine Package” […]

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Sunday Reading for June 23, 2013

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My reading list has been drifting to food and beverage stories. After all, the warmer Seattle weather has me thinking about new ideas for grilling, easy-fix foods, and outdoor dining. And the appropriate beverages to go with it all. But that’s not all that caught my eye this week. So take a look a these […]

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Seattle: Sonoma Wine on the Road

Sonoma Wine Road in Seattle

  In a delightful combination of good wine and good causes, the Sonoma Wine Road comes to Seattle for a Grand Tasting Experience with proceeds benefiting Northwest Harvest. The Wine Road is an association of over 180 and 50 lodging accommodations located throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys of northern Sonoma County. The wine […]

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A Month of Sonoma Winery Visits

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Any time is a good time for a visit to country. While many people first think of Napa Valley wineries, don’t forget to think of the other side of the bay, and the wonderful wineries in Sonoma County. Wine related travel is a popular part of a visit to Sonoma County.  With 13 American Viticultural […]

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Postcard from Napa: National Cabernet Day

National Cabernet Day, grape vines in Napa

I know that there are all sorts of made up holidays, but National Cabernet Day is one I can get behind.  One of the world’s most popular grapes, it’s a cross between cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc grapes.  While the Bordeaux region of France is home to some of the best cabernet grapes in the […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]