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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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  • A Sport’s Lovers Paradise in South Lake Tahoe

    Boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, skiing, biking, hiking, ice skating and bar hopping… whatever your passion, Tahoe South (as the locals call it) does it right. All on the shore of the largest alpine lake in North America –...

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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. Although...

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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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