Weekend Getaway: To Wine Country

Vineyards. Vino. California. Sonoma, Napa Valley, perhaps?  Not this time.  I am biased toward a smaller, less renown (for now) vino destination.  One where the vines grow strong, the grapes plentiful and the vino bottled with just as much expertise as passion.  A seemingly forgotten or unknown destination for both NorCo and SoCo dwellers.  One... Continue Reading →

Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat.  The images this phrase conjures up is nothing like the actual reality, instead envision the largest traveling bike tour in the country.  Clear yet?  Probably not. Since June of 2011 New Belgium Brewing Company's Tour de Fat has been meandering through 13 cities in the US, filling people with knowledge on the... Continue Reading →

Ojai, Relaxation Destination

The first time I stumbled upon this hideaway was in an issue of Los Angeles magazine. The article drummed up the romance of the rolling mountains, the small spanish revival village and the glasses of wine that are poured for patrons looking to escape LA for a weekend.  It sounded to me that a weekend... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Adventures in Paradise

I have already whispered the secrets of the unincorporated town of Two Harbors, however I left you in the dust regarding what there is to do there!  Check out the outdoor adventures to be had on the around the corner getaway. Snorkel or Scuba Dive The water around Catalina is clear and clean, with visibility... Continue Reading →

Part 1: A Surprising Island Paradise

When living in Los Angeles, opportunities for weekend getaways are plentiful.  You can drive 100 miles or less in any direction and be in any climate your heart desires. Whether you are in search of the desert, wine country, the beach, the mountains or the snow -- it's all within a weekends reach. Two hours... Continue Reading →

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