SAVOR the Central Coast: Food & Wine & California

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Just in time for California Wine Month (or as I like to call it, “The Happiest Month of the Year”), I wanted to give you a heads up that California’s San Luis Obispo County is staging a delicious event from September 25-28, 2014: Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is a fancy little festival featuring food and wine seminars, adventure tours and an opening night party at the amazingly over-the-top Hearst Castle.

Tickets are on sale now, so don’t wait too long – not only will you miss out on the event, but you’ll miss meeting me there!

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El Encanto: Full-Tilt Enchantment in Santa Barbara

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Butterflies flit along the walls at Santa Barbara’s El Encanto

A beloved hideaway since 1920, Santa Barbara, California’s hilltop El Encanto has re-emerged from its long renovation like a butterfly on a mission.  That mission? To relax and delight anyone who comes to visit. It’s a lovely, luxurious place to let yourselves unfurl. 

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Coming Attractions

The year’s soon coming to a close, and I find myself with way more freelance travel writing work than time for creating blog posts. Happily, my present work is fun, but I’ve been feeling itchy for these electronic pages…and I want to assure you that I’m still here!

Here’s what’s coming soon to Travels With Two:

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Inn Paradiso: Paradise Found in Paso Robles

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The second-story porch at Inn Paradiso, a bed-and-breakfast in Paso Robles, California

You know that feeling when you walk into a room where you’ll be staying for the night, and you have an irrepressible urge to hop and down, silently squeal, clap your hands, high-five each other, and use everything in the room as soon as humanly possible because you simply can’t believe your luck?

Well, that’s what I did as soon as I saw the Inn Paradiso bed & breakfast in Paso Robles, California

And when I had to leave? I contemplated hiding in a closet so no one would find me and make me go home.

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Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part Two

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Zinfandel vines at Turley Wine Cellars

Continued from
A Road Trip to Paso Robles
Exploring Downtown Paso Robles 
Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part One

 

The number one reason I love going to Paso Robles, a hilly sprawl of countryside halfway between San Francisco and L.A.?

Wine.

Wine tasting in Paso Robles, California is a delicious exercise in waking up your taste buds, meeting delightful people and gazing out over gold-and-green valleys, all while swirling a glass full of happy.

And yeah, I know. I want to go back there, too.

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