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San Francisco, Santa Rosa Holiday Highlights.

San Francisco, Santa Rosa Holiday Highlights.

 Broadway Stars launch the holiday spirit If you can’t go to New York this season for a Broadway show, the next best thing, in fact, even better, is the musical review “Joy to the World” in Santa Rosa. We award 5 stars to the live performance of the Transcendence Theatre Company’s “Joy to the World”. […]

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Easy Getaways in Canada and the California redwoods. 

Easy Getaways in Canada and the California redwoods. 

Canadian Bargains This fall is a great time to discover Canada and take advantage of our strong US dollar that buys approximately 1.3 Canadian dollars. Explore the Gulf Islands From wildlife spotting to wine tasting, the Gulf Islands off the coast of southern Vancouver Island, close to the lovely city of Victoria, are the perfect […]

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Marin County. Easy getaway near San Francisco.

Marin County. Easy getaway near San Francisco.

When the frigid fog rolls into San Francisco, locals head across the Golden Gate Bridge to hike, bike or drive to Marin County where the wether is sunnier and the temperatures are warmer.     Although Marin was the birthplace of George Lucas’ Obi Wan Kenobi and home to the Grateful Dead, it is the […]

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Romantic Ocean View Resorts in Southern California

Romantic Ocean View Resorts in Southern California

Eat, sleep and soak in Southern California’s most romantic ocean view resorts. The Lodge at Torres Pines, La Jolla and Bacara Resort and Spa, Santa Barbara Balanced on the coastal clips overlooking the Pacific Ocean, above the community of La Jolla, the Lodge has been drawing avid golfers and lovers to its sunny climate and majestic […]

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Top ten must-dos in Quebec City and Nearby Nature

Top ten must-dos in Quebec City and Nearby Nature

North America Quebec City is a delicious slice of old Europe and North America. Quebecers like to say that their capital city is like France without the jet lag. You’ll love the aimlessly wandering and narrow (and safe) streets, passing boulangeries, old churches, and slate-roof granite house with balconies dripping with flowers. In the morning […]

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San Francisco Locals Share the 6 Best Things to Do

San Francisco Locals Share the 6 Best Things to Do

By Marybeth Bond/GutsyTraveler The tourist season, when we have lots of out-of-town visitors is almost here and we’re gearing up for it.  Here are our suggestions of where to go beyond “must see” tourist places: Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli, and The Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wildlife Viewing. PIER 39  Watch mammoth sea lions cavort in the […]

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Hawaii. The Big Island

Hawaii. The Big Island

    As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii, we’re mesmerized by the tropical tableau below–translucent blue water fringed with green rolling hills. The couple across the aisle compares the scenery to Ireland. But when my husband and I step off the plane, the floral fragrances […]

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Active days, comfortable nights in  the Canadian Rockies.

Active days, comfortable nights in the Canadian Rockies.

The Canadian Rockies Only an hour from Calgary, and three hours from San Francisco, the Canadian Rockies are a fabulous destination for adventurers and nature lovers. Most popular things to do Don’t miss Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and the Icefields Parkway. If you go, you shouldn’t miss these, but to get a real taste of the […]

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America’s Best Music Cities

America’s Best Music Cities

Where can you find the best jazz, rock, folk, or symphony? From Austin to Nashville, Chicago to Branson, here are top ten music cities in North America. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, www.neworleanscvb.com “New Orleans bleeds music – it’s in the air, in the water, in the people. You can’t go to New Orleans without the music […]

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California Wines From Napa to Santa Barbara.

California Wines From Napa to Santa Barbara.

Visitors to San Francisco and locals head to the Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Carneros, or Santa Barbara to taste and discover new varietals at the many of the wineries and wine country towns. Consider these California wine pairings: Sauvignon Blanc & Oysters. A romantic, sensual classic: the bright, crisp liveliness of a California Sauvignon Blanc […]

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