Northern Virginia’s Wine Region:  Three Days in the Napa Valley of the East Coast
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Northern Virginia’s Wine Region: Three Days in the Napa Valley of the East Coast

I knew Virginia had wineries, but what I didn’t know is Northern Virginia’s wineries rival the picturesque ones in Napa Valley. Guess I should have expected the over-the-top wineries being so close to Washington, DC and Virginia was the first place in the United States to grow grapes and make wine, dating back over 400 … Continue reading

Girls R&R Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas
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Girls R&R Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas

I was desperate to see the ocean and to spend time with one of my closest friends. On June 4th, after almost 12 weeks of being landlocked and 10 of those weeks by myself in my condo, I took my first flight since mid-February. My destination was a quick stop in San Antonio then road … Continue reading

Rest and Relaxation Weekend at The Broadmoor
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Rest and Relaxation Weekend at The Broadmoor

When my friend Lisa planned a girls weekend at The Broadmoor for part of her 50th birthday celebration I was all in. I had a pretty intense travel and writing schedule for a few weeks and this was to be a weekend of R&R with some gal pals. It was my light at the end … Continue reading

The Seduction of Scottsdale:  How to Spend 48 Hours in this Sultry Arizona Destination
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The Seduction of Scottsdale: How to Spend 48 Hours in this Sultry Arizona Destination

There’s something sexy about the desert.  I’ve often heard the allure of the desert is as enticing as a drug.  Perhaps it’s the sultry hot days as the brown of the earth morphs into the blue of the sky as heat waves blur the distance.  It could be the ruggedness of the landscape.  Maybe it’s … Continue reading

Taking the Scenic Road To Sonoma
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Taking the Scenic Road To Sonoma

I’ve visited Napa many times, but Sonoma had eluded until last my most recent trip.  As soon as I landed at the San Francisco Airport, a friend working out in the Bay Area and I hit the road, but not the usually faster route of heading over the Bay Bridge to Napa.  Instead we took … Continue reading