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Weekend Getaways: 10 Romantic Inns

The coast, the mountains or someplace in between—for a romantic getaway, there’s nothing quite like a cozy inn in a beautiful locale, and our...

Chico: Inside and Out

About an hour and a half north of Sacramento, Chico skirts a state university that educates some 17,000 students every year. The Butte County...

Escape: Fort Bragg

Mendocino gets all the attention, with its whitewashed charm and boutiques, but this time, we’re going to cruise right on by and head straight...

Escape: Niches of Napa Valley

When someone says Napa Valley, you automatically think of wine, right? Of course you do—even if you don’t drink wine. But a visit to...

Escape: Reconnecting With Yosemite

This past year, when my husband, Mike, suggested we take a trip to Yosemite with our daughters, Anna and Melissa, now 15 and 12,...

Get Out of Town: The Perfect Hawaiian Sunset

It was a typical and ideal Hawaiian afternoon—lightly overcast, muggy and warm—when my friends and I arrived at Kona International Airport on the west...

Get Out of Town: The Allure of Lodi

Everyone’s heard the old Creedence Clearwater Revival song about being stuck in Lodi, and the boosters at the Lodi Conference & Visitors Bureau and...

Get Out of Town: Watching the Whales

Every winter and spring, gray whales journey from their summer home—the Bering Sea, where they feed on krill—to their winter breeding ground in the...

Camp for Cooks

When I heard that The Culinary Institute of America offers cooking boot camps, I instantly wanted to enlist.     Full disclosure: I love to cook...

Get Out of Town: The Selfish Vacation

It’s January and any or all of three adjectives could apply to your state of mind or body: stressed out, fat, lethargic. Come on—rejuvenate!...

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