Visit to Escondido wine country

Visiting Escondido California

    For a short and easy drive from San Diego or Los Angeles – a weekend getaway to Escondido,  California is a real treat. There’s so much to do and see in Escondido ranging from outdoor adventure and activities, touring local wineries, art and antique shopping downtown and even exploring an incredible dinosaur museum downtown. Escondido really surprises … Read more

What to do in Solvang California

What to do in Solvang California

    Solvang, California was long an open secret Angeleno’s and San Franciscans kept in terms of a fun weekend getaway. A Danish immigrant enclave, for years, sleepy little Solvang was known as the “Pea Soup Capital of the World” thanks to a renowned local restaurant. Check out what to see and do in Solvang … Read more

Santa Barbara vineyards

Santa Barbara vineyards and wine tour

Not knowing much about the various wine regions and appellations of the Santa Barbara county wine region, I opted to work with a popular wine touring outfit in the area called Savoir Fare Wine Tours. The knowledgeable guides customized a tour of the region highlighting some of the wonderful wineries, exploring the fun towns around … Read more

Stonehenge Memorial along the Columbia River Gorge

Stonehenge Memorial along the Columbia River Gorge

    If you are looking for a really unique and one-of-a-kind attraction while visiting the Columbia River and just outside of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, you should visit the American Stonehenge!  This is an actual replica of the original in England but located on a magnificent bluff facing the Columbia River … Read more

Road trip through the Columbia River Gorge

Road trip through the Columbia River Gorge

    An easy day trip that you can do from either Portland or Seattle, the Columbia River Gorge area is a fun road trip to experience this magnificent region on your own or a group tour. Designated as the Columbia River National Scenic Area, it is a very popular tourist destination that you can … Read more

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Check out all the cool things to do here at the Tri-Cities

Tri-cities in Washington State (why you should visit eastern Washington) The eastern corridor of the Tri-Cities in Washington is more than just wine country travel and lifestyle. The outdoor lifestyle, the gorgeous Columbia River, small towns and the many cool venues here makes it a fun discovery tour or even a road trip through the … Read more