The Wild Life of Jack London

Posted from Glen Ellen, CA Our docent Trixie, leading her debut tour at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, recited a litany of woes about early 20th century author Jack London as she guided our group along theRead more

California Baker Tracy Mattson Is One Smart Cookie

California Baker Tracy Mattson Is One Smart Cookie

Maybe the brown T-shirt imprinted with the eye-catching COOKIE…take a bite! logo that Tracy Mattson is wearing signifies super powers, something like the “S” emblazoned on Superman’s chest. Inside the 400-square-foot commercial kitchen of Tracy’s boutique, artisan bakery in Santa Rosa,Read more

Diversions and Destinations in Sonoma County Wine Country

Diversions and Destinations in Sonoma County Wine Country

Hiking atop Tomales Point’s craggy cliffs on the California coast, dense fog swirls with abandon, obliterating my view a few yards ahead. Just as quickly it shifts, allowing a fleeting glimpse of scrubby vegetation hugging the sandy trail. Save forRead more

United States

  In hopes of inspiring your own journeys through the U.S., here’s a full list of stories I’ve shared from around the country: California From Radio Waves to Relaxation at Marconi Historic State Park Botanical Printing by Monique Risch Takes ClothingRead more

First Impressions of Paris

First Impressions of Paris

“We’ll always have Paris.” That’s my favorite line from my favorite movie – Casablanca. Rick sure knew what he was talking about when he said his final goodbye to Ilsa. You change and your circumstances change, but Paris stays withRead more