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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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Lake Chelan, Washington State

LAKE CHELAN, A HIGH DESERT GEM in Washington State.

Traveling with G.I, and Jo Wilson – How would you like to board a comfortable, two-decker ferry–in a sun drenched, arid, valley–surrounded by manicured orchards, and 55 miles later have lunch in a historic little village surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains?  This happens every day on Washington State’s Lake Chelan. Lady Express This is not …

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Oregon Wine Country and Its Rugged Coast

Story and Photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva Where can you spend a couple of days touring outstanding wineries in one of the country’s best wine-producing valleys; sipping quality craft beers in local brewpubs; and then, in less than an hour’s drive, walking the beaches of one of the most picturesque coastlines in North America? …

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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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