WINE COUNTRY – A Foodie’s Paradise

Wine Country — a foodie’s paradise Did you know that foodies are everywhere? A foodie is a crossbreed. You can be a jock, an artist, or a go-getter and, at the same time, appreciate good food and drink. Almost everyone likes to sample and compare culinary experiences. In fact, that’s exactly what entices so [...]

EcoTourism in Sonoma/Napa Wine Country – enjoy a big experience, leave a small footprint

It’s no surprise that tourism is a huge global industry. People love to experience new surroundings, from basking on tropical beaches to exploring ancient ruins. There’s a new trend in travel — ecotourism — that appeals to those who want to submerge themselves in the natural environment. What is ecotourism? According to The Nature [...]

By | 2018-06-26T23:59:28+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Educational, Experiences, Vacation destinations, Wine Country, Wine Country Travel|Comments Off on EcoTourism in Sonoma/Napa Wine Country – enjoy a big experience, leave a small footprint

5 Great Hikes in Sonoma/Napa Wine Country —experience the beauty!

5 Great Hikes in Sonoma/Napa Wine Country —experience the beauty! Endless vistas of rolling hills, vineyards, redwoods, and oak-studded grassland soothe your soul. Fresh air enlivens you. While deer graze quietly and jack rabbits nibble nearby, a sense of calm overtakes you. You gladly surrender to the magnificent beauty of Wine Country backlands. If [...]

By | 2018-05-29T03:06:08+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Calistoga, Experiences, Healdsburg, CA, Hiking, Wine Country|Comments Off on 5 Great Hikes in Sonoma/Napa Wine Country —experience the beauty!

Funky, Cool Craft Breweries — Another Side of Wine Country

Sonoma and Napa valleys have long been known for world-renown wines. Touring through the vine-studded countryside, stopping at wineries to sample exquisite vintages, and chatting with local wine aficionados always makes for an enjoyable experience. But if you want a change of pace, Wine Country is home to dozens of microbreweries. Sometimes funky, always cool, [...]

By | 2018-05-14T21:22:43+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Educational, Experiences, Microbreweries|Comments Off on Funky, Cool Craft Breweries — Another Side of Wine Country

The Key to Happiness? Experiences, Not Things.

Happiness comes from experience. I don’t mean it’s something you must learn over time — it’s something you do. We all want to feel good, and often we pursue the bright, shiny object in search of happiness. Our culture gives us the message that more money buys more happiness. Buy a bigger, better TV [...]

By | 2018-04-26T18:38:01+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Educational, Experiences|Comments Off on The Key to Happiness? Experiences, Not Things.

A Thoughtful Guest’s Guide to Vacation Rental Etiquette

A great vacation rental experience depends on the quality of the home, how it meets expectations, and the service provided by your host. But that isn’t the whole story. As a guest, you are also responsible for a positive outcome. You don’t have to go overboard. Just treat your hosts with the consideration you would [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:41:29+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Thoughtful Guest’s Guide to Vacation Rental Etiquette

Tips for a Memorable California Wine Tasting Tour

Touring around sunlit backroads, breathing in the fresh country air and stunning vineyard landscape, sipping on your favorite red or white varietal — that’s a great Californian wine tour for you. Though the journey itself is almost magical, it does take some planning in advance. You need to plan for your wine tour beforehand to [...]

By | 2017-12-21T00:45:36+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for a Memorable California Wine Tasting Tour

5 Tips for a Great Wine Country Vacation

With breathtaking views, diverse population, great cultural experiences, and, of course, an array of wine tasting rooms, the Wine Country has all the makings for an incredible vacation destination. Napa Valley alone plays host to more than 3 million tourists, which includes lone travelers, couples, and families. To make your visit to the Wine [...]

By | 2017-12-10T22:31:57+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips for a Great Wine Country Vacation

Planning an Impromptu Honeymoon – 5 things you need to get right

Too often couples have a hard time finding a quiet moment together. Busy work schedules, family commitments, and active social calendars make it tough to share down time with the one you love. What do you do when you can’t find some extra quality time to spend with the love of your life? You plan [...]

By | 2017-11-26T23:35:22+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Planning an Impromptu Honeymoon – 5 things you need to get right

Create a Charcuterie Board — Perfect for the Healdsburg Wine Country

Appetizers, tapas, small plates, charcuterie — it’s the new main dish for a no-fuss evening — tasty bites to spark your palette and conversation. A charcuterie board is a wonderful way to wind down a day in the Healdsburg Wine Country. Gather with friends and uncork a few bottles of wine. This easy way to [...]

By | 2017-11-12T23:15:11+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Create a Charcuterie Board — Perfect for the Healdsburg Wine Country