Endeavor Space Shuttle - California Science Center

California Science Center: Space, Dogs and Beyond

Sometimes we forget to look at what is available to us in our own back yard. In Los Angeles that that could be the California Science Center. With my husband’s love of space and our mutual adoration for dogs, it was the perfect match for a trip to our local science center to see the

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Museum Hill Santa Fe New Mexico

New Mexico: Visiting the Land of Enchantment

They call New Mexico the Land of the Enchantment because you will become enraptured with its culture, architecture, scenery, and cuisine. The state offers a wide variety of options for the traveler. Whether you ski in Taos, visit the numerous National Monuments, Indian ruins, pueblos, or spend time in Old Town Albuquerque or Santa Fe,

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Field & Vine Farm to Table Event

Field & Vine: Oregon’s best Farm to Table Dining

There is something about a farm to table dinner experience, especially when the event is set in a pastoral setting. In Oregon especially, the Willamette Valley and Mt Hood Territory, the idea goes one step further. The dining experience utilizes local foods from the host or surrounding farms and includes the wines of a particular

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The La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe: A Pet-Friendly Resort

Some hotels and resorts are frequented year after year by generations of families. It becomes a legacy that families pass down to their kids and grandkids. Thus the traditional of frequenting a specific hotel or resort continues. Like families, pets who accompany their owners can have generations visit a particular hotel, especially if the resort

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Santorini

Santorini and Greek Varietals

Vineyard practices are fundamental to the process of making wine and also the outcome of what we ultimately decide to drink. Across the world, these methods vary because of soil conditions and climate. One of the most unusual vineyard practices I discovered while visiting Santorini, Greece. Santorini sits perched high above the sea, approximately 900

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Highland Valley Wineries Vista View

Highland Valley Wineries: A Love Affair with Ramona Valley

My second day in the Ramona Valley took me to four Highland Valley wineries. I found the day to be all about passion. Each winemaker had their interpretation of their love of wine, whether it be the winemaking process or the growing of grapes. Although the passion seemed to take on different forms, one commonality

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Valley View of Eola-Amity Hills - Eola Hills Wine Cellars

Delve into Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Recently while on a wine adventure to the Willamette Valley, I explored wineries in several of the seven Willamette Valley AVAs. There are enough wineries in each appellation for a weekend escape to each one. This article focuses on the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, including things to do in the surrounding vicinity other than wine tasting.

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Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Exploring the many facets of the Tualatin Valley

Just outside of Portland one finds the Tualatin Valley, an area offering many unique activities to discover without the hassle of being in the city. From minerals to Saké to wineries there is quite a lot to explore. Situated in the northernmost part of the Willamette Valley, the area is less known than the rest

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Visit Springfield Old State Capitol Land of Lincoln

Visit Springfield and the Land of Lincoln

Last December, Illinois culminated its bicentennial celebration, and what better way to partake in this event than to visit Springfield, Illinois, and the land of Lincoln. History abounds in Springfield. Located in central Illinois, Springfield was first settled around the time Illinois achieved statehood in 1818.  Originally called Calhoun, Springfield became the third state capital

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Provence Rose

There is always room for Provence Rosé

I think of Rosé as a pretty wine. The iridescent shades of pink, salmon or coral give way to a refreshing wine that invigorates. One place that aligns itself with Rosé is Provence. The region located in the south of France is the capital of Rosé production. A prominent leader in the area and production

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