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Harvest Time in Napa Valley

Take a drive anywhere in Napa Valley this time of year and you’re sure to see and smell different things. It’s Harvest in Napa Valley…usually mid-August through October. Since the weather and each winemaker dictates the times for their own vineyards, it can vary from year to

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Traveling With Parents… Making Family Memories

Traveling with Parents

Traveling With Parents… Making Family Memories By Travels and Escapes   If your summer travel plans include taking your parents to visit Rome, or inviting Aunt Mable along for a relaxing week by the warm waters of the Caribbean, or hopping on a bus with cousin Mary

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Magic in Lake County

Magic in Lake County

What appeals to you when looking for a weekend trip? Maybe relaxation and unwinding, with a little pampering thrown in? How about sampling award-winning wines, olive oils, and tasty goat cheese?  Or, taking a cruise on the lake? Maybe you don’t want to plan out too much…just

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Visit Morningsun Herb Farm

Looking for a local nursery and herb garden? Do you need some succulents or drought tolerant plants? Would you like to know which plants attract hummingbirds? Are you wondering when you should plant your herbs? Are you looking for new herbs to plant? Take a drive out

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Italy…Cook, Paint, and More

Italy… by Wendy VanHatten   Looking for a fantastic cooking experience in Tuscany? Recently, I partnered with the owners of Watermill at Posara, Tuscany. This unique setting is the ideal place for their relaxing, inspiring, fun-filled painting holidays and creative writing courses. They also offer unique self-catering

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Palm Springs…Take a Tour

Palm Springs… by Wendy VanHatten According to anthropologists, Native Americans have lived beside the sparkling waters of Palm Springs’ tree-lined canyons and all around the bubbling hot springs for over a thousand years. Many years later the desert welcomed Mary Pickford, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, Bob Hope,

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Common Travel Issues

Common Travel Issues by Wendy VanHatten Lost Passport When it happens, it can be your worst nightmare. You open your wallet or backpack and find no passport. Did you lose it or was it stolen? It doesn’t matter, it’s gone. What do you do? Act now. Go

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Check Your Passport

Passports and Passport Photos by Wendy VanHatten As 2016 comes to a close and you start thinking about trips you want to take in 2017, take a few minutes to check your passport. Even if you’re not immediately planning a trip outside the US, it’s still a

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Festival of Trees

If you have never been to the Vacaville Festival of Trees, then consider this your official invitation and make this the year you attend. It’s a great way to create a holiday tradition with your kids or grandkids, while supporting Vacaville’s homeless shelter, Opportunity House. A premier event

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Harvest Time in Northern California

Harvest, according to Webster, is the season when the crops are gathered from the fields or the activity of gathering crops. Here in northern California, we have a variety of harvest times, with some fruits and vegetables ready to be harvested throughout different times of the year.

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