Travel Writing

California Dreamin’: Soak up quiet coastal life in picturesque Mendocino

Mendocino, about a three-hour drive north of San Francisco, is filled with diverse landscapes, from vineyards and rolling hills to redwood forests and rocky shores. Its temperate climate lends itself to vacationing any time of year (just be sure to pack layers!), and there are activities aplenty. Mendocino is a place where life slows down a bit, affording you the chance to take in stunning seaside scenery, peruse boutiques and galleries, and savor the local flavors of both food and wine.... Read More...

Exploring California’s Wine Country

As you wind past hillsides covered with old-growth vines and approach the mission-style buildings of Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, you'll know you've arrived at a special destination. The historic hotel, built in 1926 on grounds home to ancient healing waters, has been luxuriously restored to reflect the casual elegance of Northern California. If you intend to immerse yourself in California's wine country, this is where you need to start.... Read More...

A Weekend in Solvang

Explore the little Denmark of the Central California coast. After a quick jaunt up the coast from Santa Barbara, you'll find yourself in the heart of Denmark. Little Denmark, that is. Danish immigrants landed in Central California and founded Solvang in 1911. Today, that Scandinavian culture is alive and well—along with a strong dose of California's wine and agricultural industries.... Read More...

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