Wine Country Farm-to-Table Dining – fresh, flavorful, friendly

Farm-to-table dining is a food movement that emphasizes the connection between restaurants and local farmers. It’s about fresh ingredients and amazing flavors. This relatively new trend toward fresher ingredients has taken off only within the past 15 years. But think back to Berkeley in the early 1970s, and you may recall the opening of [...]

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-16T14:58:50+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Experiences, Healdsburg, CA, Wine Country, Wine Country Travel|Comments Off on WINE COUNTRY – A Foodie’s Paradise

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.