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8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

Hopper.com | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The next time you're rolling down the West Coast and feeling car-bound jitters, take a breather and discover some of California's top hidden travel gems as picked by us here at Hopper.

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.

Mom Accused Of Assaulting Daughter's Bully Won't Be Charged

Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat o...

Best Hotels Near Wineries

Hipmunk | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Hipmunk

After a long day of wine tasting, you'll want a relaxing place to call home for the night. Stay close to the winery action without skimping on style, comfort or amenities at one of these prime spots for a wine-filled getaway.

A Progressive Food and Wine Pairing Journey at Jordan

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Jordan Winery and Vineyards, located in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley just north of Healdsburg, is a vast 1,200 acre property, boasting not just 1...

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?

Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

On the Culture Front: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.21.2014 | San Francisco
Chris Kompanek

Tucked away beyond winding country roads in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Arista Winery (once a hop farm) is a hidden family-operated gem.

Matt Taylor, Reuling Vineyard, and His Wines That Carry Weight Without Heaviness

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

Matt speaks of his background, philosophy, and his practices to make wine.

Man Allegedly Killed Dog, Threatened To 'Eat' Roommate On Christmas Eve

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A California man, in the midst of a domestic dispute on Christmas Eve, allegedly threatened to 'eat' his roommate and then killed her small dog. Al...

Born at the Right Time: Why Starting a Family in Troubled Times Isn't Such a Bad Idea

Anne Hill | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Anne Hill

If your habitual response to the unknown is fear, you will probably not have a lot of fun raising children. On the bright side, the regimen of parenting is an excellent way to overcome it.

Getting Tipsy and Filling Up in Sonoma, California (VIDEO)

Kelley Ferro | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Kelley Ferro

Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside.

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.

The Top 10 U.S. Wine Destinations

Posted 10.16.2012 | Taste

Find out which U.S. wine destinations made TripAdvisor's list.

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.

Deep Craft: Go Beyond Etsy and Make Toward Slow Design and the Good Life (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Discuss "craft" with Scott Constable, whose training includes apprenticeships under master woodworkers and who specialization in traditional joinery, and you're likely to hear about such things as traditional bodgery and English guilds.

Russian River Race

Don McEnhill | Posted 07.22.2012 | San Francisco
Don McEnhill

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, a law that we've used to transform the Russian River and community landscape.

Watch: Airline Exec Builds Observation Tower Treehouse As Tiny Home in Redwoods

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

In this video we visit Fred Reid's West Sonoma "spiritual sanctuary" where Scott Constable takes us for a tour inside the second growth redwood grove and up above in the roughly 200 square foot rustic, crafted home.

Matt Sledge

Anti-War Progressive Running For Congress Promises To Be Obama's Foil

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

California's North Coast is nearly synonymous with a New Age-y strand of progressivism. For two decades, Rep. Lynn Woolsey has represented it in Congr...

Nearly 50 Bombs Found In Car During Routine Traffic Stop

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.23.2012 | San Francisco

There's a pretty standard list of illegal things most police officers expect to find in someone's car when making a routine traffic stop--open contain...

Northern California Occupy Movement Broadens Base, Tactics

Shepherd Bliss | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Shepherd Bliss

Just as Sonoma County is a leader in wine production throughout the nation, this semi-rural California region is proactive with regards to questions being asked by Occupy organizers around and beyond the United States.

Occupy Strikes Chord In Small Town Of Sebastopol

Shepherd Bliss | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Shepherd Bliss

Occupy Wall Street-events in big cities like New York, Oakland and Los Angeles receive considerable coverage in the mainstream media, especially when police react. Less known is the fact that the 'Occupy' movement has reached into small towns and mid-size cities around the country, engaging people in new conversations and moving into the local political sphere.

May We Suggest a Pinot With That Redwood Forest?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Wine drinkers the world over simply can't get enough of the California Pinot grape and so Napa vineyards came up with the proposal to deforest pristine acres of majestic Redwoods and Douglas Firs in the small town of Annapolis, CA.

A First-Timer Discovers Sonoma and Napa

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

Napa and Sonoma aren't communities of the wealthy and privileged, but communities of hard-working folks who love what they do, and love to share their wines with those lucky enough to pass through.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Frances Rivetti

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Today, Frances Rivetti is in my kitchen, sharing her tasty English- and Italian-influenced favorite meals, and sharing thoughts on Greenland's evidenc...