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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, …

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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 and do in Carmel, California. 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 …

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Do Napa Like a Local

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] A lot has changed over the years in world famous Napa Valley wine country. My husband and I lived in downtown Napa in the early 1980’s. While there were plenty of things …

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Cancun Wine & Food Fest Celebrates Mexico

As a food and wine lover from Northern California, I’ve eaten and drank my way through Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Livermore and Temecula Valley wine country. I’ve discovered the culinary delights of Bellingham, Washington and noshed my way through Oregon wine country. When I was asked to attend the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival …

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Flavor Napa Valley: Celebrating California Food and Wine

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Wondering what wine to serve at your holiday dinner? Looking to travel to Napa Valley wine country in the off season or perhaps you simply enjoy fun food and wine events? …

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Things to See and Do in Viseu, Portugal

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Are you visiting Viseu for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in Viseu – the Noble City in central Portugal. When …

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