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5 Unexpected Finds in Napa Valley

MiniTime | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel

Napa Valley is known for world-class wineries and celebrity chef restaurants, but lately parents are finding that a family vacation in Napa is good for the milk-drinking crowd too.

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

The End of the Unicorns & Rainbows

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 08.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Mitchell

It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.

Scattered Sanity...From Hawaii to Wine Country

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 08.31.2015 | 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.

My Top 5 Things to Check Off Your Bucket List in Capetown, South Africa

Laura Grier | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

There are moments in life when even a photo can't seem to replace the words to describe what you are actually witnessing. In my career as a photojournalist, m¬y work has taken me to six of the world's seven continents, and I am awestruck on a regular basis.

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.

The Best English Muffin in the World Is in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Where do wine country locals go in Napa Valley when they need a carb fix?  The Model Bakery of course.  For 30 years Model Bakery has been luring folks in for the mouthwatering pastries and bread.

Sonoma's Wackiest Wineries

Kristan Lawson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

The next time you make a pilgrimage to the Wine Country, swing by some of Sonoma's wackiest tasting rooms, where you don't have to be a master sommelier to have a good time.

#NapaQuake: How You Can Help Keep #NapaStrong

Mary Orlin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Home
Mary Orlin

Bottle shock.  Crushed.  Shaken, not stirred.  Whatever word you choose to describe it, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning has left behind more than spilled wine.

Sophia Loren Brings the Stars out in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Celebrity
Mary Orlin

I've been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all. I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren.

10 Things to Do in the Wine Country If You Love Animals More Than You Love Wine

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Anneli Rufus

What if you're lucky enough to be visiting California's Wine Country, but you don't like wine?

Wellness in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Orlin

Of course a little retox with a glass of wine afterwards is always allowed.

California's Wine Country Offers More Than Just Vino

AP | MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Come to California wine country taste the . olive oil? Yes, there's liquid gold hidden among the vines, part of a...

Temecula: SoCal's Secret Food and Wine Destination

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

You know you're in Southern California wine country when the offerings include a yoga class called Vino Vinyasa and a wine pairing, not with a five co...

How to Talk Yourself Out of Loving Mendocino

Kari Haugeto | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

We're moving to Mendocino. No wait -- we're not! Will somebody stop us, please? We visited the Northern California coast with our family and were immediately taken with its cool climate, dramatic cliffs, too-charming fishing villages and no-nonsense residents.

Gorgeous Napa Vineyards

Oyster | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel

California's Napa Valley attracts plenty of visitors each year with its gorgeous scenery, gourmet eats, and, of course, some of the best wineries in t...

5 Things to Love About Napa [PHOTOS]

Home Away | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Home Away

World famous travel destination, Napa, California, is best known for its abundance of wineries. However, it's also home to a multitude of gourmet restaurants, unique shops and a vibrant live entertainment scene.

Paso Robles: A Wine Lover's Paradise on California's Central Coast

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) contains over 200 wineries and 26,000 acres of grapevines.

Embracing Adult Spring Break

Travelzoo | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel

Travelers don't need to forswear alcohol to have a more grown-up spring break. With tasting rooms at wineries restricted to ages 21 and over, Wine Country is, by definition, a more adult pursuit.

Secrets Of California Wine Country

Tamar Lowell | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Tamar Lowell

I recently went to visit a dear friend, a long time resident of Sonoma, who happens to be very plugged into the Sonoma culinary scene, and I got to see just what makes insider-Sonoma so special.

The Girl and the Fig: 15 Years in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin


Biking the East Bay Wineries | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco

Wine towns abound in California. But factoring in travel, expensive accommodations and various other factors, a simple "wine weekend" can translate to a hefty price tag. Fortunately, wine country is closer than you think.

PHOTOS: Perfect Hotels For Fall

Jeanenne Tornatore | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
Jeanenne Tornatore

Check into these fabulous hotels in some of fall's most beautiful destinations and check some items off your bucket list along the way.

PHOTOS: 50 Things To Do In Wine Country Before You Die

7x7logo | Posted 10.17.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of 7x7 Magazine. Think Wine Country is all tasting rooms and vineyards? Think again. Sure, there is plenty of gra...

Grape To Glass In Sonoma

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Wine travel is always a voyage of discovery; as much as we like to plan our trips, we sometimes like to ditch the agenda and find out the secrets that a region has to offer. A recent trip to California's Sonoma County gave us everything we have come to expect from wine country: Beautiful vistas of rolling hills covered with grapevines, hand-crafted meals cooked with precision, and glass upon glass of exquisitely made wines.