| May 5, 2013
Fifty miles north of San Francisco, straddling U.S. Highway 101, sits Santa Rosa, former home of Charles M. Schulz and the gang from "Peanuts." From the highway, as you boom past at 70 mph, Santa Rosa appears to be just another somewhere on the way to...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
'Hey Bartender,' the movie: The cocktail documentary "Hey Bartender" opens Friday for its weeklong run at Sundance Sunset Cinemas. The film is an ode to mixology and follows a former Marine bartender shaking his way toward stardom at New York's...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Santa Rita Hills Wine and Fire Weekend Celebration
Coming up soon — this Friday through Sunday — Wine and Fire Weekend Celebration in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara County. Go up for a day or the weekend. It kicks off...
| May 12, 2013
To some, a Mother's Day getaway means a don't-look-back, tires-screeching hall pass for an escape with girlfriends. To others, it means an amorous sojourn with a husband or partner. Then there are those who want to take along their kids or even the family...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
If you're headed down Ensenada way this weekend, you might want to make a detour to Valle de Guadalupe to take in some of the events surrounding the 23rd annual Fiestas de la Vendimia through Saturday.
Check the website for a full listing of...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Online food purveyor New York Mouth is now simply Mouth. The Brooklyn-based company, which sells local goods from indie food makers located across New York's five boroughs, has recently expanded its online shopping platform to also include handmade,...
| Nov 11, 2012
A trip to wine country can be pricey. Here's how my husband and I cut corners without sacrificing the experience.
Share tastings: Most tastings are $5 to $10 each; it adds up, particularly when you're visiting several wineries in a day. Splitting the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:53 PM
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. — The obvious appeal of visiting California's wine country is, well, the wine. But if you're near Sonoma County, consider an exhilarating buzz that has nothing to do with fermented grapes: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural...
| Oct 28, 2012
Summer has vanished. Autumn will soon be slipping away. But that doesn't mean you have to put away your bicycle or your Lycra for the winter. You may live on Montana, but you don't live in Montana.
Bicycle touring companies are offering a variety of...
| May 8, 2013
Folk often tell me, at this time of year, that they're taking a trip to Napa Valley to "really learn about wine." That's like saying that someone needs to go to Rome to really learn how to be Catholic, or to St. Andrews to get the game of golf.
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:12 PM
CALISTOGA, Calif. — Fitness is a fine goal when you're on vacation but not always easy to talk yourself into because, well, you're on vacation.
So it behooves you to find a way to trick yourself into burning a few hundred calories. For this,...