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7 Amazing Wineries and More for the Perfect Buellton Getaway – Retirement Travel Article

7 Amazing Wineries and More for the Perfect Buellton Getaway You may not know this, but Buellton is known for great eateries and wine, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Buellton’s unique weather is the secret behind its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The combination of warm days and cool nights is just the right balance for producing these delicate grapes. The pleasant weather also makes this city a perfect year-round getaway destination. Buellton is a charming small town located approximately 45…

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Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time – Retirement Travel Article

Explore 5 Fantastic Santa Maria Wineries for the First Time Santa Maria Valley is an American Viticultural Area located in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Santa Maria Valley, with its sunshine and cool Mediterranean climate, is perfect for growing wine grapes. In truth, there is so much more to Santa Maria Valley than just wine. The valley is also known for its authentic Santa Maria Style Barbecue. The Santa Maria wineries will bring you to the…

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Affordable hotel in LA: Come to Mama! – USA Travel Article

Affordable hotel in LA: Come to Mama! If you’re looking for an affordable hotel to stay in LA and your budget doesn’t run to a fancy 5-star hotel, never fear! This uber chic hotel is cheap but styly and popular with everyone from hipsters to families! Mama Shelter is an unusual name for a hotel but it is smack in the heart of Hollywood, and is not in fact a hostel for those down on their luck in LA like…

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Have the Most Amazing Paso Robles Wine Getaway – Retirement Travel Article

Have the Most Amazing Paso Robles Wine Getaway Paso Robles is a charming city perfect for a wine getaway. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Fransico, Paso Robles is California’s fastest-growing wine region. But what makes it a perfect town for a getaway is that it is home to artisan winemakers, farmers, and chefs. Additionally, there are a couple of wonderful places to stay to make your Paso Robles Wine getaway magical. Downtown Paso Robles Paso Robles has a…

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Best ways to experience San Francisco – Mark’s Travel Journal – Business Travel Article

Best ways to experience San Francisco – Mark’s Travel Journal San Francisco is perhaps the most famous city in the world. There’s so much to see and do in the so-called City by the Bay that you might have no idea how to go about it. There are so many ways to experience San Francisco, after all, more than one can count. And that kind of paralysis by analysis can – and will – ruin your time in this wonderful…

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How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report – USA Travel Article

How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report In September I took a quick US trip for about 2 weeks. Because I didn’t have anyone to road trip with, I decided to take flights use budget airlines to fly super affordably. My itinerary looked like this: Sept 6 – Denver, Colorado (overnight layover) Sept 7-11 – Austin, Texas Sept 11-14 – Chicago, Illinois Sept 14-16 – Minneapolis,…

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Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Northern California’s Amazing Hidden Gems – Retirement Travel Article

Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Northern California’s Amazing Hidden Gems Livermore wine tasting is quite possibly northern California’s hidden gem. Just 30 miles outside San Francisco, tranquil Tri-Valley awaits wine explorers. Secured by the quaint town of Livermore, the region boasts many great restaurants, and of course, amazing wine. Additionally, Tri-Valley made up of three valleys that come together, creates this amazing wine region of California. The delightful cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville, are home to award-winning wineries and…

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5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF – USA Travel Article

5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF I live in SF and I like beer. By no means does that make me an expert, but after having gone bar hopping for the past 6 years (which my Dad still finds hard to believe) and spending way too much dough on booze, I’ve curated a list of bars that are my faves. Whether it’s just to kick one back with your homies or to try new flavors, this list has…

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5 Date Adventure Ideas for SF – USA Travel Article

5 Date Adventure Ideas for SF Dating in any city can be tough and having dated for roughly the past 15 years, I will be the first to acknowledge that. One of the things that’s great about SF is that there is constantly a steady stream of events, leaving you with plenty of options. It’s more like finding the right person that’s the hard part. In any case, sometimes those creative juices can get stuck so I created a list…

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The Perfect Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco | Passing Thru – Retirement Travel Article

The Perfect Napa Valley Day Trip from San Francisco | Passing Thru (Last Updated On: March 13, 2020)Close to San Francisco, a day trip to Napa Valley is a great way for wine enthusiasts to experience California wine country.If you’re a wine enthusiast, the Napa Valley has probably been on your radar for some time. Brad Neathery via UnsplashIt’s not only one of the most famous wine regions in the world, but exploring this beautiful region is also one of the…

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