Travel 2018: Weekend Warriors

I know we're already through the first quarter of 2018, but it's taken me that long to organize our major travel plans for this year. Not that other things won't pop up along the way, but I usually like to head into a new year with a good idea of our time off/holiday schedules, important …

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A Weekend in Wine Country: Jack London State Historic Park

As part of our weekend in Sonoma wine country, we wanted to enjoy the sunshine as much as the wine. The area around Sonoma is beautiful and we spent some time hiking, exploring downtown Sonoma, and of course visiting a few wineries along the way. Our second morning we slept in and then headed to Jack …

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A Weekend in Wine Country: Sonoma Wineries

Obviously a big part of our weekend in Sonoma wine country was actually going out to several wineries and trying some wine! From previous wine tasting experiences, we know 3-4 wineries in one day is our limit. We always share tastings so it ends up being a reasonable amount to taste, but our palates seem …

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A Weekend in Wine Country: Things to Do in Sonoma

The last time we were in California wine country was in 2010 and it was only for one day. We flew into San Francisco and drove to Seattle, exploring everything we could along the way. One of our first days we took a tour through Napa Valley, enjoying how different the wineries were from one …

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A Day at Disneyland

Growing up, my grandparents had a condo in Fort Myers, Florida, that we would visit nearly every year. I always looked forward to those vacations--deciding between the big and little pools; watching Grandpa get in trouble for rattling the pipes when he turned on the faucet in the morning; endless games of euchre; having my …

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2010 Travel Recap

Growing up, my family would take a vacation each summer. Thanks to all of those trips, I've been to every state east of the Mississippi, including a couple of others just west of there. However, because we usually drove and because my parents only ever had so much time off, we never really made it …

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Literary Travels: Little Bee

Every time I think I'm going to make some headway on my book pile, which I've started compiling electronically thanks to GoodReads.com, someone at work leaves a new book on my desk. I'm not really complaining-- I've read some pretty incredible novels thanks to input from fellow bookies at work, the latest being Chris Cleave's …

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