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Napa Valley Aloft

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NAPA VALLEY ALOFT Travels and Escapes interview with the Kimball family… Jay, Jared, and Jayson Take an early morning drive toward Napa and a common site is hot air balloons rising above the valley floor. Is there a better way for visitors and locals alike to catch

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Mt. St. Helena, Napa Valley

by Wendy VanHatten Just about anywhere from the Napa Valley, you will see an imposing mountain towering above the valley floor. This landmark is Mt. St. Helena, a double-peaked rise overlooking the whole Napa Valley, preserved within the bounds of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. Mt. St.

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Lost Luggage?

What to Do if the Airline Lost Your Luggage by Wendy VanHatten You’ve arrived at your destination, but your luggage didn’t. What do you do? According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, for every 1,000 passengers, three pieces of luggage are reported delayed, damaged, or completely lost.

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Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservations by Wendy VanHatten What do you do if you arrive at your hotel and the front desk tells you they have no reservation for you? The minute you book your hotel, regardless of whether you book online or over the phone, print all confirmation documents

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Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show…Taste Stage

Interview with Amy Kushnir and Chef Garth Blackburn By Wendy VanHatten Traveling, whether to far-away spots or to ones in your own backyard, encompasses so much more than just visiting places. A big part of traveling is food and to food destinations. Maybe you want to learn

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Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

  Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. For Immediate Release 2016 BAY AREA TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW WELCOMES TOP VACATION EXPERTS, CELEBRITY SPEAKERS RICK STEVES AND SAMANTHA BROWN, ALONG WITH WORLD-CLASS PERFORMERS TO SANTA CLARA MARCH 5-6 SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – January 28, 2016 —The 2016

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Romance at the Palace Hotel

You’ve decided to indulge in a romantic week-end getaway and you want to stay in a hotel that will fill all your expectations. The one that comes to mind for me is The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. It’s close in distance and yet so elegant, you’ll

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Valentine’s Day at Round Pond Winery

Round Pond Estate Winery and Valentines by Wendy VanHatten Looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Check out the Fireside Fondue at Round Pond Estate Winery. Held this year on February 13 and 14, you can find out more and make reservations by

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The Enchanted Hill…part 2

continued from part 1… by Wendy VanHatten Back outside, saunter along the Esplanade walkway connecting gardens with the rest of the buildings. Every direction you look provides visual pleasures. Roses, flowering annuals, boxwood hedges, citrus trees, and palms mix with 19th and 20th century statues, ancient sarcophagi,

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The Enchanted Hill…part 1

By Wendy VanHatten Thompson: Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn’t get, or something he lost. Anyway, I don’t think it would have explained everything. I don’t think any word can explain a man’s life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle…a missing piece. Citizen Kane, the movie, and the hilltop structure known

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