Hotel Review: Embassy Suites Valencia

Why do I enjoy staying at an Embassy Suites property? They are clean, spacious and offer an excellent value for the price. I recently had the opportunity to stay at Embassy Suites Valencia, and, as expected, the hotel delivered above and beyond my expectations. I was visiting Southern California to attend the Santa Clarita Cowboy […]

April 24th, 2015|California, Lodging|

Healdsburg B and B in Sonoma County

As my red Mini Cooper climbed the driveway to the villa in the sky, my excitement began to peak. Bella Villa Messina would serve as my home base in Sonoma County wine country for the next three nights. With 360 degree views of the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley, this wine lover was […]

April 17th, 2015|California, Lodging, Wine Country|

Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, Santa Rosa, CA

I’ve driven by it hundreds of times on the way to my in-law’s place in Sonoma. That pink neon spire that looms above a grouping of low-lying buildings. Neon letters spell out F-L-A-M-I-N-G-O  and at the top, the eponymous bird rotates in a circle. A touch of Vegas or Hollywood glitz in Santa Rosa. I’ve […]

April 6th, 2015|California, Spa, Wine Country|