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Plan For Your Vacation Before Your Time Runs Out

We Americans need a wake-up call to take back all the benefits of a good life lost to our over-scheduled life and join the movement to #PlanForVacation. And just in time, Project: Time Off has planned January 31 as National Plan for Vacation Day. A vacation is a powerful thing. It has the ability to relax […]

June Lake Brewing: The Brewery the Community Built

There’s nothing like a cold one after hitting the ski slopes. In the Mammoth/June Lake area, one of the best places to get a tasty hop-forward beer made from fresh mountain water is June Lake Brewing (JLB). Open 365 days a year, JLB’s tasting room is an environment that creates not only great beer, but […]

The Dirt on the Farm: Going Beyond Farm to Table with Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin goes far beyond traditional farm to table principles to get as close as possible to the process and people who grow and harvest wholeness ingredients. His success is based on a desire to showcase everyone’s talent in the process from the farmer, fisherman, rancher to beekeeper. “My Executive Sous […]

Junior Rangering at the National Parks

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees.” – John Muir The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. This year you can find commemorative programs, hikes, talks and even lectures by actors posing as early founders and influencers like John Muir, throughout National […]

Fantasy Comes to Life at the Oregon Country Fair

Often our anticipation exceeds imagination, but when imagination exceeds expectations, the fantasy becomes real. The Oregon Country Fair has captivated my imagination for nearly ten years. I have often wondered what could possibly make people simply light up when they thought of their days on the fairgrounds and whether or not I would feel the […]

Visit the Sunny Fields of Solvang

The Little Mermaid is alive and well in the enchanting village of Solvang, (aka Dutch Town) in Santa Barbara County. Suspend your sophistication and allow this unique and charming village to captivate your fanciful imagination. The historic downtown facades, scrumptious pastries and many flavorful dishes carry the mark of the Danes who first arrived here in […]