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A place to celebrate the love of life in the heart of Alexander Valley There is still room at the table on the terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley at the newly opened Francis Ford Coppola Winery restaurant near Geyserville. The 88-acre property...read more
We find ourselves laughing more than we have laughed in years. We experience a camaraderie that’s sometimes missing from their daily lives. We talk, eat or drink too much and return to our their day-to-day lives with more strength, self-confidence and self-worth....read more
Go off the the grid, feast on fresh-caught seafood and sink your toes into soft sand at my picks of the best island escapes, including the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bali, Easter Island, and Fiji. Bali Bali is my idea of heaven. On my fourth trip to Bali I was introduced to...read more
The French Impressionist's final home in Giverny is where Monet lived for 43 years, and painted every day in his gardens or studio. His water garden is perhaps the best known of all his subjects; weeping willows, a wisteria-draped Japanese bridge, water lilies,...read more
Travel Expert, Marybeth knows how to add an adrenaline rush to every vacation. My motto is "active days and comfortable nights" with a dash of adrenaline for the thrills. Here are my favorites from Europe, Canada and beyond. In the Swiss Alps I stepped into a safety...read more
We all lock our hotel room doors and make copies of our passports as precautions, but how many of us think about the “digital dangers” of traveling? Nearly everyone travels with a smartphone or laptop, making the possibility of loss, theft, data interception and hard...read more
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRfrEIb_iIg Travel Expert, ranks at the top of google searches. How did she get there? Her brand, blog and National Geographic Travel Books have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, The New...read more
Aroma and the sweet taste of Perigord Truffles...and YES...from Australia. Expensive little fungi that the ancient Romans and Greeks though were an aphrodisiac. Well, I'm in good company; Louis XIV and Napoleon were also extremely fond of them. Black Truffle...read more
Someday you too may be dropped off on a beach in Southern Thailand and have to drag your bag up to the resort. At that moment, you'll know if you the perfect travel bags and if you're an accomplished packer. Because the skill of traveling light depends upon your...read more
The forecast for summer activities in Colorado calls for big blue skies in the day and cool evenings at any altitude. Claim your share of things to do in Colorado’s mild summer season by getting outside and getting active. Take a hike. Colorado has hundreds of miles...read more
You've got to love a city who's slogan is "Think Large. Live Big!" And Dallas is big in every way; architecturally striking buildings, a stunning skyline, and magnificent museums in the largest urban art district in the nation. Visit the location of President...read more