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Enjoying Wine and cheese overlooking the Temecula Valley wine country

Temecula Valley – SoCal’s hidden gem

by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva   California wine country – often described as “casual… picturesque,” with rolling hills punctuated by lush vineyards and scenic wineries, enjoying a Mediterranean-like climate of warm, dry summers and cool winters. Napa Valley? Sonoma? Actually, this describes Southern California’s burgeoning wine country – Temecula Valley.   In the spirit of …

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Walks of New York’s Mario Batali Food Tour – a foodie’s delight

Story and Photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva – If you love Italian food – and we mean more than just good pasta – you’ll enjoy a food tour offered by Walks of New York – the Official Mario Batali Greenwich Village Food Tour. But wait – Greenwich Village? Not Little Italy? Well, first of …

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Portland, Oregon – the center of “urban cool”

Story and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva So, what’s the “hippest” city in the U.S.? Obviously this question could produce a lot of conflicting opinions. Based on a recent trip we took to the wonderfully diverse state of Oregon, our choice for hippest would be the “City of Roses,” Portland.  The great outdoors – …

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