HEALDSBURG, CA―May 20, 2013―Authentic Wine Country today announced that their online and mobile booking website, WineBookings.com, is now available to hospitality professionals and travelers who seek instant purchase of wine tastings, tours and unique activities in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Powered by Authentic Wine Country and driven by their award-winning and proprietary software, WineBookings.com … Continue reading »
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I admit it. I feel real, true love for Abraham Lincoln. I literally fell in love with him after reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals.” Then, I started reading everything I could about him, which should take a lifetime, since there are over 15,000 books written about our greatest President. And when the … Continue reading »
Pier 39 in San Francisco, California, is 1905 cargo pier that resembles a quaint wooden fishing village. Located at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s close to North Beach, Chinatown, and the Embarcadero. The area is easily accessible via the historic F Market streetcars. There are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive … Continue reading »
Robert Louis Stevenson Park rolls up the side of craggy hills. Stevenson, from Scotland (link to our own Scotland site), loved the Napa Valley. He and his wife honeymooned here. They camped and took in the air, which was supposed to have healing powers. Stevenson wrote sections of The Silverado Squatters and studied settings from … Continue reading »
Quirky Boonville is in Mendocino County, 12 ½ miles southwest of Ukiah. The town has its own language called Boontling, and you’ll see signs posted in both Boontling and in English. Boonville, all 5.5 square miles of it, was founded by John Burgots in 1862. (The town was originally called The Corners.) Burgots built a … Continue reading »
A vast inland sea (is there any other kind?) once covered Napa and Sonoma Counties. The salt water nourished the soil over thousands of years. The Mayacamas Mountains, along with other coastal ranges, are a portrait of the land’s geology, from earthquakes to volcanoes. Mount St. Helena, at 4,344 feet, is Napa’s tallest reminder of … Continue reading »
Guerneville is to San Francisco what Calistoga was to The City in the 19th century. Guerneville is a small town that caters to eccentric locals, people who love to garden, vineyard owners, and the well-heeled from San Francisco who need a break. No mineral waters here, though. The big draw is the Russian River and … Continue reading »
The Pacific Ocean is wild and glorious, but for waterplay head to the Russian River. It’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing day on the water. During the hot summer, riverside beaches are popular with families, gay couples, straight couples, dogs, kids, and everyone else. The Russian River welcomes everyone!
This is the drive that takes you past famous Pebble Beach and more luxurious houses than you can shake a stick at. It is, of course, a golfer’s dream. But it is so much more. You enter on a private road off highway one and there you will pay a toll of $10. You feel … Continue reading »