Posts Tagged ‘ travel tips ’

Napa Valley Basics

April 6, 2011
Napa Valley Basics

Located about an hour’s drive northeast of San Francisco, the Napa Valley has a big reputation. But it’s quite small _ only about 30 miles long from the southern tip, just south of the city of Napa, to Calistoga in the north. Still, there’s a lot to do and see tucked into this compact treasure...
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Ten Things to Know Before You go to Chile

November 5, 2010
Ten Things to Know Before You go to Chile

Ten things to know before you go to Chile 1. Passport. Here’s the link to the U.S. government page. 2. As always, pack as lightly as possible. If you can get everything into a carry-on and shoulder bag, do. Think black knit and roll everything up, stuffing underwear into shoes and then putting shoes in a...
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Travels in France

Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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