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3/18/2013

The cabin’s rented and the car’s packed. The only problem with a trip to Lake Tahoe this weekend: the snow is melting, not falling, and the... More»

2/28/2013

Wake up: Before a breathtaking hike to Alamere Falls, fuel up with one of... More»

2/7/2013

  Current as of February 2016 Stay Milliken Creek Inn & Spa Tucked away on the... More»

1/29/2013

Last weekend, while serving as a judge at the Mendocino Crab, Wine, & Beer Festival, I... More»

1/17/2013

Vancouver likes its hotels artsy (and a tad edgy), its food fresh, organic, and in abundance, and its wine on tap. By design, Vancouver is a trifecta... More»

1/2/2013

Go on a brew tour from San Francisco to San Diego. California’s micro brew scene is booming right now, and summer is the best... More»

12/20/2012

Updated: December 2015 Shop Last-minute Christmas shopping is tough. Luckily, downtown St. Helena is full of one-of-a-kind... More»

11/16/2012

A last-minute four-hour drive south of the city recently landed me in the Central Coast enclave of Morro Bay. Despite having lived in the Central Coast for... More»

11/5/2012

For those with an aversion to hoards of tourists, partiers who think San Francisco is one big Greek Row, and the riff raff bound to take over the city this... More»

11/2/2012

Saturday 10 a.m. For the drive north, opt for Highway 1, and revel in this year’s last taste of summer sunshine.... More»

10/26/2012

Saturday   12 p.m.: Lunch at LokaL Take full... More»

10/25/2012

Experience harvest from the inside, out. Get an inside look at B Cellars’ harvest in action at their new harvest tour and tasting... More»