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Napa and Sonoma County Wine Country are Open for Business

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The devastation in Northern California wine country is unprecedented. The images – particularly of neighborhoods in Santa Rosa, my hometown, are horrifying. But it doesn’t matter where you live, truthfully. Folks around the world watched the scenes play out in disbelief. I was in Ecuador when I received a text from my neighbor asking if I was going to evacuate. That’s how I found out about the wildfires ravaging Napa and Sonoma. Even there, folks knew what was going on in my hometown.

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Quick and Easy Holiday Getaways to Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country

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It’s that time of year when you don’t have the time to get away, but in many cases you need it or will enjoy it the most. So think close home. In the Sn Francisco Bay Area we’re lucky enough to have many quick and easy getaway options, but Sonoma and Napa wine country stand out among the favorites.

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Make Room for Maastricht During Your Holland Visit

Maastricht view with water

When most travelers think of the Netherlands, they think of Amsterdam. From tulips to canals and museums, its popularity is well deserved. But there’s more to Holland than just one city.

Holland’s a relatively small country so wandering doesn’t require much time. A little over two hours by car or train is Maastricht, one of the oldest cities in Holland.

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