All Wine Country Travel Posts

How to Plan a Family Vacation to Napa During COVID-19

Whether you’re planning to travel this fall or for the holiday season for your next family vacation to Napa, you’ve decided it’s past time for a change of scenery and are ready to book a vacation in the Napa Valley / Sonoma region. But now, you’re wondering what to expect and how to stay safe while you’re making the journey from home to the wine country. If that’s the case, …

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5 Tips for Maximizing a Wine Tour for Raleigh Travelers

Wine Tour for Raleigh
The town of Raleigh is an intellectual hub with a population that mostly comprises students. Life in Raleigh can often be exhausting, though, especially considering the crowds and pressures of student life. That’s why Raleigh residents often look for weekend getaways to escape one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Fortunately, there are plenty of amazing wine tours from Raleigh to Sonoma County that offer the perfect escape. Here …

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The Adventurer’s Guide to Wine Country

The Adventurer’s Guide to Wine Country
It’s the scent of the wet earth and the sound of the river as it rumbles along; the rush of adrenaline as you fight through the urge for flight, powering through difficult terrains, keeping your senses in tune.

Massages and Margaritas—The Dream Vacation in Wine Country

Massages and Margaritas—The Dream Vacation in Wine Country
With the stress of the year coming to a close, all the work piling on, closing cases and accounts, getting through finals, classes and never-ending responsibilities, the chilly winds and winter holidays, it’s more than high-time for a break.

How To Relax On Vacation

How To Relax On 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 …

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Mother’s Day Wine Country Weekend — better than brunch

Mothers Day Brunch in Wine Country
Still wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? If you want to make Mom feel special, there’s still time to plan a Mother’s Day wine country weekend. Get away from the people-packed city and experience the slower pace of Sonoma and Napa where springtime is in full bloom.  Mother’s Day in wine country This is the year to surprise the mother in your life with a wine country getaway. Chances …

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Sommelier — much more than a wine steward

Sommelier
Wine geeks share a language of their own. What exactly does it mean when a wine expert describes a wine as crunchy, chunky, or chewy? Okay, you know what chewy means, but … chewy wine? Instead of trying to decipher the qualities of a wine that is muscular or tight, leave it to the sommelier. What is a sommelier? Dictionaries describe a sommelier (pronounced suh MUL yay) as a wine steward, but the job …

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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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