Fall Getaway to Lake Tahoe and a Road Trip Reminder
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Fall Getaway to Lake Tahoe Scott and I planned a quick getaway to Lake Tahoe a couple of weekends ago. The weather had been warm and sunny for weeks here in Northern California. We envisioned brilliant sunshine, with colorful fall … Want More?

5 Favorite Things to Do in Napa Valley
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5 Favorite Things to Do in Napa Valley I’m often asked about my list of favorite things to do in Napa Valley. Along with incredible scenery, world-class wines and dining, there are a few things that always land on my … Want More?

Date Night: A Spring Picnic on Table Mountain
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This is more of an afternoon date than date night, but I’ll have to make an exception this time. Scott and I headed up to Table Mountain in  Oroville last weekend to view the wildflowers. I commute to Oroville for … Want More?

Getaway to Dry Creek Valley Wine Country, California
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Scott and I tried something new for the updated version of our winter holiday. Though we were unable to fly to Riviera Maya, we decided a short road trip would be just the right idea. Wine country is our favorite … Want More?

Tips for Traveling with Family (and enjoying it!)
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Tips for Traveling with Family Traveling with family is an excellent way to connect and create a lifetime of memories. As a step-mom, I remember a few of the early trips we took with Scott’s three daughters. One of the … Want More?

Wine Country Weekend – Three Day Getaway!
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Wine Country Weekend Fall is a brilliant time of year to escape to Northern California wine country. The leaves are luminescent with hues of autumn; the sky transforms into a deeper shade of blue. Scott and I recently took advantage … Want More?

Date Night: A Double Date and Meeting in the Middle
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When Scott and I started seeing each other, I lived in the San Francisco bay area and he lived in Chico, about 2 hours away. One Tuesday he called me and said, “I can’t wait until the weekend to see … Want More?

The Story of How We Met (and a walk down memory lane in San Francisco)
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The last thing I wanted to do that breezy fall day, back in 1997, was attend an early mental health conference in South San Francisco. I was going through a difficult time in life, a drawn out divorce, and I … Want More?

San Diego Getaway (Mixing Work & Play!)
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The first time I visited San Diego, as a teenager, I felt like I had arrived in a tropical paradise. The waters were shimmery and foliage was lush with palm trees waving in the soft breezes. I hadn’t been to San … Want More?

Creating Outdoor Living Spaces at Home (and my favorite tip!)
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Creating Outdoor Living Spaces at Home This time of year, the gentle spring breezes, drenched with pale yellow sunshine, make me want to spend my days with the doors thrown open wide, or better yet, in our outdoor living spaces. … Want More?

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