Willamette Valley, Oregon Things to Do

Are you visiting the Willamette Valley for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in Oregon Wine Country.

When I want to escape the crowds/tourists, my favorite place to visit is the Willamette National Forest. Home to thousands of miles of trails and designated wilderness areas, it’s […]

December 4th, 2015|Oregon, Wine Country|

Book Review: The Wine Bible

Living so close to wine country, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have access to so many fine California wines. The same holds true for the winemakers and chefs who live and breath Sonoma and Napa Valley from a local’s perspective. “St. Helena, California-based author Karen MacNeil freely shares her wine knowledge like […]

November 16th, 2015|California, Wine Country|

Things to See and Do in Carmel, California

Are you visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see.

When I have a visitor from out of town, the first place they want to see is Carmel Beach, but I also take them to The Lagoon – for a more local, authentic experience.

When I want to […]

November 6th, 2015|California, Food, Restaurants and Dining, Wine Country|