Author: Alison Bailin Batz


A Weekend in…Yountville

Notably home to some of the top culinary “musts” in the country and ground zero for the best hot air balloon rides in Northern California, Yountville – just south of Rutherford and Oakville and north of Carneros – is considered by most as the poshest of Napa viticulture areas. It also happens to be the site of Napa Valley’s first known planted grapevines.

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A Weekend in…Healdsburg

Together, Healdsburg and its sister region of Dry Creek are equal parts quaint town and quintessential Northern California at its best. The region also happens to be among the most important (and biggest) wine-growing regions in the United States

A Weekend in…Monterey

The magical waters of Monterey, which happen to be home to 34 species of marine mammals, will undoubtedly woo those with a love of sharks. During a weekend visit, we were bowled over to learn the region was so much more. So, let’s (metaphorically, of course) dive in.

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A Weekend in…Carmel

The idea of Carmel for a weekend away is so utterly enchanting. Its downtown square is full of those magical cottages, with five-star restaurants, quaint inns and wine tasting rooms inside. The walkable waterfront oasis and sister inland region are equal parts charming, elegant and eclectic.

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Kenwood Inn & Spa

A luxury resort by all accounts, lauded by the likes of Conde Nast Traveler, Kenwood Inn & Spa is sprawled across two-and-a-half acres of lush gardens with views of nearby vineyards in all directions. Yet, it is small by hotel standards, featuring just 29 guestrooms and suites, each tucked away into its own enclave to make its guests feel like they are the only people on earth.

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The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

Who knew heaven on earth existed…or that it comes complete with its own private sandy beach, luxurious spa and beachside private pool, to boot! Meet The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe. This bucket list destination, both the 2019 Preferred Hotels & Resorts Hotel of the Year and the 2018 Travel + […]