August 2010

Visiting Napa Valley? 9 Wineries to Try

August 31, 2010

Every Tuesday is Travel Tip Day Today: 9 Wineries to Try in Napa Valley A friend of a friend is going to Napa Valley in a few weeks and is looking for recommendations. We are, in fact, visiting California Wine Country this weekend, but Sonoma County rather than Napa.  (We’ll save the Sonoma vs. Napa […]

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Destination Photo: This center is home to rescued bears and other wildlife.

August 30, 2010

This center is home to rescued  bears and other wildlife. Can you identify its name and location? Be the first to post your answer in comments, including the center’s name, its location, and for bonus points, the name of the bear.

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Another good reason to visit New Orleans: The New Orleans School of Cooking

August 29, 2010

If you’ve visited New Orleans, you probably enjoy the food as much as we do. While walking around the French Quarter, the smell of freshly-made pralines lured us into The New Orleans School of Cooking  and Louisiana General Store at 524 St. Louis Street. We left with Joe’s Stuff seasoning and other Creole and Cajun cooking […]

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5 Favorite Casual Dining Spots in San Francisco

August 28, 2010

There is no shortage of trendy new places to dine in San Francisco.  It’s a food-lovers mecca: chefs have one of the world’s best supplies of locally-grown food.  Restaurants that aren’t good simply do not survive.    When we lived in San Francisco 10 years ago, we ate out frequently. We had five favorite casual dining […]

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