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Inn Paradiso: Paradise Found in Paso Robles

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 … [Read More...]

Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part Two

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 … [Read More...]

Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part One

Continued from Exploring Downtown Paso Robles  and A Road Trip to Paso Robles 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 … [Read More...]

Exploring Downtown Paso Robles

Continued from  A Road Trip to Paso Robles Paso Robles, a ranch and winery town set halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is my favorite getaway destination in the state of California. I use the Spanish pronounciation, … [Read More...]

Road Trip to Paso Robles

My favorite road trip escape is the rolling wine country of Paso Robles, California.  I call it "my happy place."  This sleepy, more-Western-than-thou landscape is set halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and makes a great getaway on its … [Read More...]

Giveaway: National Geographic’s NOVICA

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered! ___________________________________________________________ NOVICA, a shopping site affiliated with National Geographic, allows global artisans to express their talent and charge a fair … [Read More...]

A Taste of Santa Monica

I live in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, which is composed of more than 100 multicultural neighborhoods. Over my 20 years here, I've enjoyed exploring most of them via their restaurants and bars, seeking a sense of their history and community, … [Read More...]

Adventures in California Wine Country: Napa Valley – Part Two

Continued from Adventures in California Wine Country: Napa Valley - Part One According to The Wine Institute -- who recently sent me and my friend Jen Miner to the Northern California wine country on a research mission to find great adventures for … [Read More...]