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4 Tips to Make a Family Vacation a Great Success

With Thanksgiving season and holiday season right around the corner, it’s a good time to start planning your family vacation. You can even plan a family reunion to a getaway where everyone can rejoice and take part in their favorite activities. Your top priority should be ultimate relaxation and plenty of quality time with limited distractions.

Kids And The Wine Country? Here’s How You Can Make Your Vacation Great!

The picturesque valleys of California’s Wine Country make it an ideal destination for many people. The chance to sit against a backdrop of gorgeous vineyards and sip aromatic wine is something most people would love. With approximately 23.6 million tourists visiting the California wine regions in a year, this doesn’t come as a surprise. However, at first glance, a wine country vacation sounds like something that parents of children under 21 …

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How To Relax On a Vacation

When you feel like you’re about to head into burn-out zone, taking a vacation might be a good idea. However, when you’ve been working so hard for so long, it can be difficult to simply take a break. Watch out for some signs that you’re becoming a workaholic and a slave to your workplace.  Remind yourself to detach and be conscious of the other roles you play in life. You are …

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Take Your Holiday Celebrations To The Next Level With Immersive Local Events

If there’s one thing that the holidays and wine tastings have in common, it’s that they’re a great way to bring people together. So why not combine the two? As the holiday season approaches, it’s a good idea to consider a unique new way to spend valuable time with your family. Instead of spending time at the house, go on an experience of a lifetime with your friends and family …

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Make The Most Of California’s Wine Country On Your Next Vacation

In the midst of bleak winter months, most of us can’t help but dream of a beautiful sunny vacation in California’s beautiful wine country. This idyllic escape is the perfect break from the busyness of everyone’s life. As the year draws to a close, you might already be planning a perfect vacation to these gorgeous vineyards of California. If you’re set on heading to the wine country for a much-needed …

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Passport Weekend Countdown — your ticket to Wine Country

Passport Weekend in Wine Country
The annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley is a weekend wine extravaganza. And it’s coming up Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. Wineries go all out for Passport Weekend, now in its 30th year. If you love wine, you need to know about this favorite wine event. Passport Weekend 101 This casual, upscale weekend is about immersing yourself in the good life of Sonoma Wine Country. There are hundreds …

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Cook Up Some Fun — Wine Country Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Wine Country
Last month family members gathered from across the state to celebrate my mother’s 80thbirthday. We decided early on to rent a vacation homein Sonoma/Napa Wine Country. But what to do on her special day with a group of people aged 20 through 80 with interests as diverse as skydiving and crocheting? We landed on the idea of a cooking class. The epicurean adventure turned out to be ideal— a way to …

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Romantic Ideas — 3 free ways to show your love

Show love to your valentine with a Wine Country vacation.
You don’t have to let the calendar tell you when it’s time to express your feelings to the one you love. Valentine’s Day is a fine time to do something special, don’t get me wrong, but so is every other day of the year. Gestures that say “I love you,” when unexpected, may be even more meaningful. And you don’t have to spend a boatload of money. The value is …

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Sonoma Barrel Tasting 2019 — enjoy a wine tasting adventure!

Barrels of wine
Don’t miss Wine Road’s 2019 Barrel Tasting event in Sonoma County. This is your chance to sample wines from the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys. But this isn’t like your typical wine tasting experience. Barrel tasting happens only once a year Each spring, the grapes that were harvested the prior year, usually late summer through fall, are ready for sampling. Winemakers regularly taste test their barrels during the …

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