The Lovely Vineyard

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you spend an entire day at a vineyard? My husband volunteered at this lovely vineyard for seven weeks, right before we met, and there he met a man who he say is one of the biggest influences of his life. When we went to Oregon last summer, we had the…

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Why We Love Angel Island

  If you’re itching for an island adventure in San Francisco, go out and explore Angel Island! Angel Island is a beautiful historic landmark offering unbelievable views of the Golden Gate, Marin County, and San Francisco.  A former campsite and “holding area” for immigrants, people from all over the world now enjoy the island for the many activities it offers…

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Oakland Zoo Day Trip

There’s always something fun to discover and do in Oakland. Early this month, we went to the Oakland Zoo, a 45 acre land “nestled within the rolling hills of the 525-acre Knowland Park”, which serves as home to “660 native and exotic animals”. It was a leisurely day visit. A group of cute baboons welcomed us — there were about…

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Smith River Rafting

Last weekend, we visited our friends over at Humboldt County, and they took us rafting at the South Fork of the Smith River. We were on the boat, paddling and battling waves and rapids, the entire twelve mile stretch of our trip. It’s a first for me, and thankfully, I had the best people with me the entire time. Even…

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Save Taal Crater

One of the top travel destinations in the Philippines is the Taal Volcano, world-famous because its crater lake has been tagged as “the largest lake on an island in a lake on an island in the world.” To get there, get on a bus to Batangas, get off Tagaytay, then hop on a tricycle that would take you to the…

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