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Sterling Vineyards near Calistoga is like Disneyland for adults. First, you drive down a tree-lined pathway. Then in a beautiful garden, you take a sky gondola up to the hilltop Sterling...

Napa County is home to over 400 wineries. The cities of St. Helena and Calistoga are great jumping off points. Calistoga has an old West feel and is home to a...

Sebastopol, California, located in Sonoma County, is a funky, artsy town filled with good restaurants, delightful shops, and art galleries. Jerry Garcia used to live here. We made Sebastopol our stop...

When you’re not able to travel “home,” then the next best thing is food. For me, that means the Tex-Mex dish known as migas. But wait, I grew up in Indiana....

In Portland, Oregon for a work conference. Everyone here kept talking about how mild and sunny the winter was. It must have extended into spring because I was treated to three...

Whoever said Las Vegas is Disneyland for adults is right. Equal parts spectacular and tacky, Sin City overstimulates your eyes. We visited in June. My first trip there. It was between...

This was my first visit to Utah and I got to cross one thing off of my bucket list: Zion National Park. Flew into Las Vegas, rented a car, and drove...