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 Long Weekend in Lake Chelan

We have heard from so many people about Lake Chelan and the surrounding area. It seems like its everyone's favorite summer getaway-- many people have a second home there or schedule an annual vacation rental. We certainly appreciate the appeal of spending summers on a lake. Brian's family owns a cottage on Lake Erie where …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills

For an early wedding anniversary getaway we spent a weekend in Yakima Valley, exploring the various wine regions. After a great day of tasting wines in Prosser's Vintner's Village, we were ready to tackle the many wineries throughout Rattlesnake Hills. I had researched quite a few tasting rooms for us to visit so we started out early …

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Learning Railroad History in Toppenish, Washington

We spent a lovely long weekend in Yakima Valley for our anniversary, tasting incredible wine, eating amazing food, and exploring a new part of Washington. On Saturday we had an entire day of wine tasting planned in the Rattlesnake Hills wine region and knew we would need some other activities to break up all our winery visits. …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Vintner’s Village

When I told people at work we were going to Yakima for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary, some of them seemed surprised. Why in the world would we drive *all the way* over to Yakima? What was there to do in Yakima? I was flummoxed. I had been wanting to go to Yakima …

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Weekend Tour of the Woodinville Wineries

The sun was out, the sky was blue, the temperature was perfect and we could see Mt. Rainier clear as day from I-5 south in Everett. I knew it was going to be a great day to explore some wineries in Woodinville, Washington! This wasn't out first foray into Woodinville. At the end of April …

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