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How to Achieve Summer Beach Bliss in Half Moon Bay

Miramontes Beach

The pumpkins are a work in progress, but don’t let that keep you from thinking about a getaway to Half Moon Bay. Just a little more than half an hour south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay is the perfect place to get your summer beach fix.

Ditch Your Car and Wine Taste On Foot in Downtown Napa

Vintners Collective

Spending the day wine tasting without spending the day in your car is a good thing. And the concept seems to be catching on.

Om on the Go: Yoga Trending in West Coast Hotels

Carmel Valley Ranch Yoga Platform

Eating healthy and vacation don’t often mix. It’s hard to stay committed to the exercise routine when you’re on the road, but it’s getting harder for travelers to make excuses.

SFO’s Terminal 2 has a yoga room just past the security checkpoint where passengers can exercise and maybe even get some peace and quiet. More and more hotels are helping folks bend, breathe and stay healthy by adding yoga to their menu of must-dos.

One Day of Sipping in Alexander Valley

alexander valley

Wine Country’s a big place. You can’t do it all in one day and remain standing. But a simple plan of attack can help guarantee a great day of tasting and maybe even a few new favorite bottles to bring home. A good place to start is Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley.

Add Llamas to Your Mendocino Must Do List

Lodging & Llamas

Mendocino is known for its picturesque seaside setting. You expect to see things like shining blue water, rugged coast and even the not-so-pretty thick, wet fog.

Llamas out for a jaunt – well they make you question your eyes, and when you realize you’re not seeing things, even pull over.

Top 5 Things to Do in Monterey with Kids

jelly fish at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the best things about going to Monterey County is all the great getaway choices waiting for you when you arrive. There are vineyards for wine lovers, tasty and healthy food options, miles of coastline for beach lovers and probably the world’s best known aquarium. If you’re a parent there’s even more reason to smile – because all of the above are family friendly.

Offbeat California Hotel Amenities We Love

La Playa Carmel's lifesize chess board

There’s no place like home, but when you go on vacation, finding the right home away from home can make or break a vacation. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes -- some are luxurious, others budget-friendly. In the end, it’s the little things that make a difference, turning visitors into repeat customers.

La Playa Hotel, Carmel

What Would Marin Be Like Without Any of Its Farms?

Pozzi Ranch Sheep

What do you know about MALT? No, not the grain that’s used to make whiskey and beer.

The Napa Bed & Breakfast Experience, Redefined

White House Inn

When’s the last time you stayed in a bed and breakfast?

Downtown Napa Gets Artsy

Continuum, Jeff Zischke, 2009

Art is attracting attention in downtown Napa, and putting a hop in the steps of those willing to do a little wandering.

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