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  • A Romantic Getaway at the Inn on First in Napa

    When you think of Napa Valley, what comes to mind? Images of picturesque rolling hills with miles of vineyards, world class restaurants with food and wine to die for, pampering at exquisite spas, luxurious resorts and quaint...

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  • A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise in Seattle

    Sunny, breezy, 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Seriously… am I really in Seattle? This would be my 4th trip to this beautiful city and I kid you not, every time the weather has...

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  • Something for Everyone at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit

    Ogunquit, Maine aptly named, “beautiful place by the sea” is a special treasure in Maine whose rocky coastline yields few such vast, open places. Ogunquit is essentially a tranquil, small village where you can enjoy the simple...

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  • A Seaside Retreat at the Tucker House Inn

    If you fell in love with Nantucket the first time you stepped foot on that island, you will love Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle just as much. There’s something so...

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  • Find Your Dream Inn in Moab

    Moab is a cool, little southwestern town populated with locals and tourists looking for their next outdoor adventure. Moab doesn’t offer quite the amount of dining options and shopping that Sedona does, but I actually found it...

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  • Yosemite and Tenaya Lodge…Words Just Can’t Express

    And that’s how I truly feel, but being a writer you kind of have to put things into words, don’t you! The beauty of this place is unbelievable – it’s like being on another planet. From awe-inspiring...

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  • The Resort at Paws Up Truly is the Last Best Place

    After a six and a half hour drive from Jackson, through Idaho and into western Montana, we were happy to arrive at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough. Passing through the magnificent gates with the words,...

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  • Antlers at Vail: Winter or Summer Your Home Away From Home

    If the drive from Denver through the awe-inspiring mountain range wasn’t breathtaking enough, wait until you get to the mountainside town of Vail. Have I just stepped into a beautiful Switzerland village? That’s the first thought I...

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  • Rocks, Rocks and More Rocks

    As far as the eye can see in Joshua Tree National Park. The amazing landscape looks like you are walking on what used to be the ocean floor. While it looks pretty barren, it is the Mojave...

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  • Monterey, Carmel and the Amazing Big Sur…the Ultimate American Road Trip

    I was afraid this would happen. I’ve been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever. You know how sometimes you read about a place and you just know that you are going...

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  • Yosemite….Words Just Can’t Express

    And that’s how I truly feel, so this blog will be shorter than my typical posts for this trip as I feel it’s better expressed through photographs. The beauty of this place is unbelievable – it’s like...

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  • Sustainable Lodging, Farm-to-Table Restaurants and Of Course Wine in Napa Valley

    Leaving Lake Tahoe, we traveled west to Napa on I-50 and happened to be driving near an area where they were having many uncontrolled wildfires. In fact, we were so close at one point that we could...

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  • In Search of Pinot and The Legendary Rocky Coast of Oregon

    Once again I headed out on a wine tasting mission for a varietal that I’m not so crazy about. What is all the fuss about Pinot Noir? I’m sure a statement like that will make a few...

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  • Great Wines, Great Beers and Everything Eco-Friendly in Portland, Oregon

    If you don’t get enough amazing food and drink in Seattle, then Portland, Oregon is just a short drive away. Our first stop was to check-in at the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel which is right on the banks...

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  • Crystal Blue Water and Orange Sunsets over Lake Washington

    We started the day with a fantastic brunch at Café Flora in the Madison Park section of Seattle. Madison Park is a beautiful neighborhood packed with locally owned cafes, pubs, coffee and ice-cream shops, boutiques, and salons....

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  • A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise in Seattle

    Sunny, breezy, 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Seriously… am I really in Seattle? This would be my 4th trip to this beautiful city and I kid you not, every time the weather has...

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  • A Seaside Retreat at the Tucker House Inn

    You might think we were crazy to agree to the next leg of this trip – an almost 10 hour drive from Missoula to Anacortes, WA and then an hour ferry ride to Friday Harbor in the...

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  • Escape to a Mountainside Retreat in Missoula at Blue Mountain B&B

    After a relaxing two days in Whitefish, we headed back to Missoula for a few days at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. You literally feel like you are heading into the woods as you travel up...

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  • Raw, Natural Beauty at Glacier National Park

    We couldn’t have found a more beautiful place to spend a few days after having to leave the luxurious and impressive Paws Up resort. Glacier National Park …could be the last best park! Virtually untouched, amazing country....

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  • The Last Best Place

    After a six and a half hour drive from Jackson, through Idaho and into western Montana, we were happy to arrive at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough. Passing through the magnificent gates with the words,...

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  • We Found the Bison!

    The next day, after an amazing breakfast consisting of homemade quiche with asiago, spinach, kale, mushroom and onion all locally sourced, we headed out early to drive to a spot that Bob told us we might be...

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  • Peace and Solitude at the Bentwood Inn

    Eager to start our first full day in Grand Teton National Park, we headed to Jenny Lake and took a short 5 minute boat trip across the lake to get to the Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point...

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  • Is Jackson Hole the Last of the Old West?

    Although we were sad to leave Park City after having such a short time there, I was excited to get to Jackson Hole and see the magnificent Grant Teton mountain range. Wyoming and Montana are two places...

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  • Luxury At One of the Best Ski Resorts in the Country

    After three amazing days in Moab, it was time to head to Park City. Another stunning drive through mountain ranges – I think I’m going to spend most of this trip just gaping at everything. While I’m...

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  • Find Your Dream Inn in Moab

    Moab is a cool, little southwestern town populated with locals and tourists looking for their next outdoor adventure. Moab doesn’t offer quite the amount of dining options and shopping that Sedona does, but I actually found it...

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  • Is Moab the Next Best Thing to Sedona?

    “I may have found the next best thing to Sedona,” is what I thought the moment I drove into Moab, Utah. For those of you who know me well and my love affair with Sedona, you know...

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  • Denver to Vail: Experience Antlers at Vail…Your Home Away From Home

    I awoke to a beautiful, sunny 80 degree day in Denver, picked up our Nissan X-terra which will be our traveling vehicle for the next two months and headed into LoDo – for those of you not...

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  • Eat, Sleep, Play, Thrive…in the Western US – 60 Days of Finding the Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Ecofriendly Hotels and Outdoor Adventure

    And we’re off! 60 days on a whirlwind tour of the western US’ best luxury, ecofriendly properties and farm-to-table restaurants. As many of you know, my other passion aside from educating people on natural health alternatives, is...

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