5 First-Timer Tips for Visiting Napa Valley

Making the move to the west coast meant many things: warmer year-round weather, more expensive rent and, of course, easy access to Napa Valley and Sonoma County. When I lived in New York I really didn’t take advantage of nearby day trips and I didn’t want the same thing to be true of San Francisco. In the last

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Wine Guide to the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

You don’t have to be a wine fanatic to appreciate Lavaux, but it certainly helps. Rooted in tradition, many wines from this region are still made like the Benedictines and Cistercian monks did in the 11th century. If you’re a white wine drinker, you’re in for an extra special treat. What to expect Before landing

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Exploring Emmental: A Cheese Route in Bern’s Backyard

After three fun-filled days in Bern, it was time to stretch my legs and venture beyond city limits. Luckily, Switzerland is so well connected and Bern so central, that I had many options. Ultimately, though, my growling stomach made the decision for me and before it was lunch time, I was in the heart of the

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El Pardo: A Serene Getaway from Madrid

This is a guest post from Katie-Belle of  Delightsome. It can be hard work trudging the fashionista streets of Madrid in search of that latest bargain, while trying to squeeze in a few sightseeing visits such as the Prado art gallery, perhaps even a tour of Real’s Santiago Bernabeu football stadium into a long weekend

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How to Feel Boho Chic When Flying Coach

Let’s face it, few people would choose coach over first-class if given the option. After all, it’s never enjoyable to pass the luxurious first-class flyers as you board your flight and head straight to the back in search of your coach seat assignment. I flew first class one time in my life and this was

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