Posts Tagged with "California"

Paddle Board in the Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor in California

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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Paddle Board in the Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor in California

I am clumsy. Tripping over mysterious bumps in the road and dropping seemingly slippery wine glasses is nothing new. So, when I decided to learn how to paddle board in the Channel Islands Harbor of Oxnard, California my first concern was how cold would the water be. My second? Would there be sharks? A road trip […]

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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Vineyards of Northern California

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Vineyards of Northern California

Recently, the Sonoma County Tourism Board in California chose me to be one of the next faces of Sonoma County and I was beyond thrilled to be representing the beautiful county that I call home. And that was way before knowing that one of the perks to being a representative (aka: a Sonomad) was a hot air balloon ride […]

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Eat the California State Bird in San Francisco

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Eat the California State Bird in San Francisco

Eating the California State bird? Isn’t that illegal? You’re not even allowed to pick the state’s poppy flower, are you? Technically, neither action is against the law, but there is something so wrong about consuming your home state bird. Yet, at San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions, there is also something so deliciously right. There are only a few states in America […]

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8 Bucket List Things To Do at The Barlow in California

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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8 Bucket List Things To Do at The Barlow in California

While spending time in the neighboring town of Sebastopol, it was confirmed that sometimes you don’t need to travel far from home to find bucket list worthy adventures. Just fifteen minutes from my Northern California house there was a place that quenched my new experience thirst, The Barlow. The Barlow is a brand-spanking new marketplace that is home […]

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Get Swag at a Swanky San Francisco Party

Friday, February 8, 2013

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Get Swag at a Swanky San Francisco Party

I do a lot of things solo with absolutely no problem; go to the movies alone, eat dinner at fancy restaurants by myself, take tours of attractions, etc. But, there was something about attending the super swanky Vegas Uncork'd preview event in San Francisco that made me nervous. Not only would I be going to this foodie bash solo, but also […]

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Attend an All You Can Eat Crab Feed

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Attend an All You Can Eat Crab Feed

As I have said before, no one should actually eat all-you-can-eat, but that did not stop me at my very first Crab Feed at a brewery in Northern California. I finally had to wave the white flag, or rather paper napkin. Twice. A local theater in my hometown of Petaluma put on a weekday Crab Feed benefit. And the […]

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Go Wild Mushroom Hunting in California’s Napa Valley

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Go Wild Mushroom Hunting in California’s Napa Valley

Mushroom hunting is the one type of hunting that is on my bucket list. So, when a foraging excursion was offered through the Napa Truffle Festival I immediately signed up for a memorable fungi adventure. Much like an underground rave, the location was not disclosed until the day before the hunt. On the down low. We woke in the […]

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Eat Pigs Feet and Other Offal in San Francisco

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Eat Pigs Feet and Other Offal in San Francisco

We were supposed to be having dinner with a friend at San Francisco’s Water Bar restaurant. But, at the last minute he had to cancel and I am grateful he did. Not because we don’t love spending time with him, but because I would not have had the adventure of eating pigs feet and other offal […]

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Eat an Elk Slider at a Restaurant in Yosemite

Monday, January 7, 2013

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Eat an Elk Slider at a Restaurant in Yosemite

Food is such a HUGE part of my travel adventures that when I decided to spend Christmas in Yosemite Valley, I was worried. It did not seem like the trendy food mecca that I am used to. But, I did find two bucket list worthy Yosemite restaurants that fed my taste buds. When I mentioned […]

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Have A Very White Christmas in Yosemite Valley

Monday, December 31, 2012

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Have A Very White Christmas in Yosemite Valley

This year I wanted to actually have a white Christmas and that wasn't bound to happen in my Northern California town. It hasn't snowed here in over ten years and when it did it was a slight sprinkle more than a flurry. The answer? Road trip. Christmas in Yosemite Valley would surely bring me the adventurous […]

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