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The Fantasy Manifesto, Part 3

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Kelly Mitchell

Week 4 It's dawn. I stretch like a cat after a long nap in the sun. Sliding out of bed, I walk to the french doors, throw them open and walk out t...

Scattered Sanity...From Hawaii to Wine Country

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 07.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Mitchell

Every journey begins with the first step. In this case, the first trip, stumble, wipeout, and smear across the road. Perfect is not a word I aspire to, "perfecting" is one I embrace particularly when it comes to life.

Life's Unforgettable Fog

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

In the depths of darkness each heart is filled with the hope of dawn's radiant light. We each wait in anticipation for signs of morning's first reassu...

Auction Napa Valley 2015

Emillio Mesa | Posted 06.18.2015 | San Francisco
Emillio Mesa

The yearly Auction Napa Valley has become a pilgrimage in California. It's been less than a year since the earthquake, but not even a natural threat could keep this weekend from flowing. Its purpose is to nourish the lives of more than 90,000 people annually.

The Dish On Spring Food Festivals: Hungry Yet?

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

The weather is warming up, so it's the perfect time to get outside and attend a major food festival. Here are the top three to check out right now.

World's Best Culinary Hotels: Here Are the Tastiest Travel Adventures

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 05.10.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Head to Barbados for an unbeatable combination of food and exploration with Colony Club hotel's Bait to Plate excursion. Travelers seeking an intimate and hands-on culinary experience can embark on the educational, complimentary fishing tour.

The Best Hotel Getaways For Valentine's Day

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Sorry Valentine's Day haters -- Cupid's favorite holiday falls on Saturday this year, so a romantic getaway might be in your future. We've got come great ideas for celebrating.

A Fantastic Voyage To Northern California's Wine Country

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

I live so close to Napa and Sonoma that I go about twice a month -- and have explored wineries and tasting rooms all over California. What I love about it is that it offers something for everyone.

Top 10 Things To Do In Napa Valley (Besides Drink Wine)

Fodor's | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

The beautiful Napa Valley, a short 90-minute drive north from San Francisco, is undoubtedly a well-sought and famous grape-growing region of world-cla...

Where to Stay for a Foodcation in North America

Oyster | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel.

Budget Trips to Napa: Save Your Money for the Wine!

Oyster | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Napa is certainly not known for being cheap -- and if you're booking some last minute flights to get away for Columbus Day, well, better stick to bread and water for dinner tonight (or the rest of the month, really). But at least we can help you out with finding some value-packed hotels.

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants In America

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Abby Tegnelia

Here are NiC's picks for the dozen most "wow" restaurant dining experiences in the U.S. with food so good, one meal is worth the price of the entire vacation. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

What Happens When an Earthquake Strikes the Place Where You Grew Up?

Ravishly | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Ravishly

Perhaps not surprisingly, people have been quick to snicker about the Napa earthquake, downplaying its severity. To some extent, this makes sense -- the area was lucky. But while it's easy to cast judgment from afar and say, it's important to remember that these buildings meant something to their inhabitants.

Napa Earthquake Renews Calls For Early Warning System

AP | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint...

25 Years Ago -- The 'Big One' of '89

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

8 Great Cities Every American Should Visit

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Where are you headed this summer? We've collected a few highlights from our favorite American destinations to help get you started.

Napa Valley Festival del Sole Creates Its Own Artistic Aura

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 09.27.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The sun shining down on Napa has created a wonderful gravitational pull with the events offered at this year's Festival de Sole.

So Over the Beach? 10 Amazing Non-Beach Alternatives for a Summer Getaway

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.

The 10 Best Small Cities In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots,...

5 Reasons to Spend Your Next Wine Vacation in the Salinas Valley

Pam Grout | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

More Than Just Good Food and Wine? Putting Music on the Map in Napa

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | San Francisco
Alexis Sclamberg

Resuscitated from its rocky financial inception last year by Dave and his team of partners, Bottle Rock brings together the magical combination of music, food and wine -- it's described as a celebration of "Platinum records... lit by Michelin stars."

Devo Co-founder Launches Wine Brand

Jose Martinez | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Ohio art rockers Devo were always known for pushing boundaries and definitely thinking outside the box. Now, nearly 35 years after the band's 1980 debut Freedom of Choice, co-founder Gerald "Jerry" Casale has launched his very own wine brand, The 50 By 50--a 23-acre property in the Wooden Valley of Napa, CA.

Best Road Trips For Best Friends

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel

By now you've probably seen the adorabs photos of Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss taking a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway. While we wish we c...

Lion in Winter: Robert M. Parker Jr. Addresses Wine Writers

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Robert M. Parker Jr. has been the world's preeminent wine critic and tastemaker for decades. Parker had a huge impact on wine criticism and wine...