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

Fodor's | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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...

California Wine Is About To Take A Huge Hit

AP | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and...

Thanksgiving With The Mondavis: A Family Reunited And Its Rich Legacy

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

I have enjoyed the recent vintages of Charles Krug, Continuum and Michael Mondavi Family Wines that I've sampled, and look forward to tasting and reporting on those projects further as well as on what the fourth generation is up to.

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Viator | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Viator

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine...

New Happenings in Napa

PureWow | Posted 12.19.2013 | San Francisco
PureWow

Let's be honest: There's never really a terrible time to gaze at Napa's sun-dappled hills and drink from the fruit of its vines. But October and November just might be our favorite time to go. Here's our itinerary for your next Napa trip.

Napa Valley With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Many of my friends look at me like I am crazy, but I am a big fan of bringing my kids to Wine Country. Why not? If they are going to whine, I'll at least drink some wine. If they are going to be outside, why not play in the country?

Scarecrow: Extraordinary Cabernet From Napa's Oldest Vines

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Fhere is one California Cabernet, based largely on very old vines, that has truly impressed me this year.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Peek

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

9 Amazing Hotel Amenities

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Our favorite summer amenities and where to find them.