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Looking For Gems in Lake County
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Looking For Gems in Lake County

Lake County, California by Wendy VanHatten We all look for different things when we travel. Relaxation, unwinding, and some pampering? Cruising on a lake? Maybe tasting award-winning wines is on your list. Or, looking out the window at some olive trees while trying scrumptious oils made from the olives on […]

Morro Bay
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Morro Bay

By Wendy VanHatten   If you were dropped into a seaside village with a mild Mediterranean climate and heard the term “Gibraltar of the Pacific”, would you know where you landed?  Would it help if you saw a 576-foot volcanic plug sitting at the mouth of the harbor, a harbor […]

San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo
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San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo

Carmel Mission by Wendy VanHatten   Certainly one defining piece of California’s history is the missions. Mention California missions and many people immediately bring to mind an image of a large, attractive, stone church, a bell tower, and a peaceful setting. While that may be true for many of them […]

Mt. St. Helena
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Mt. St. Helena

Mt. St. Helena Hike by Wendy VanHatten Ready for a hike…spring, summer, fall, or winter? Try Mt. St. Helena, just north of wine country. Just about anywhere from the Napa Valley, you will see an imposing mountain towering above the valley floor. This landmark is Mt. St. Helena, a double-peaked […]