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Entries Tagged as 'California'

Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part I of IV

September 15th, 2007 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!This past weekend, Travel Boyfriend and I went up to Auburn, CA to prospect for wedding locations (oh, how I make myself laugh). Why Auburn? Well, first of all, it’s charming and gorgeous and the weather is nice, and oh, [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · USA · Weddings

Anthony Bourdain Visits The Bay Area. Is A San Francisco Show In The Works?

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Sometimes you see a travel show and think, “Hmph, I should go there someday.” And then you turn your gaze back to the wart on your finger and will it to fall off, the show and its location quickly forgotten. Suffice it to say, that’s not the case with No Reservations. In fact, it’s so [...]

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Tags: Books · California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

Sightseeing With A Teenager In San Francisco? Travel Betty Offers Some Tips

September 7th, 2007 · 9 Comments

My totally awesome 19 year old nephew was in town this past Labor Day weekend from North Carolina. To be honest, I didn’t know if he’d even want to come out to San Francisco. He’s a country boy and a home body and happy to be so, thanks. But when I offered up the trip [...]

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Tags: California · Food and Drink · Music · Northern California · USA

Kid Around At The Musee Mecanique

August 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments

You know how in the movie Big with Tom Hanks, he (as a child) goes to that amusement park with the Old Lady Fortune Teller machine and when you saw that part, you were all like, “Man, why can’t I get to have a mysterious adventure like that?” Well, you can if you come to [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · Pop Culture · USA

Travel Betty’s 30-Second Vacation: Santa Cruz Still Weird

July 29th, 2007 · No Comments

The motto for this fine surf city is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird.” A quick stroll along Pacific Avenue finds that citizens (as well as transient characters) are more than happy to oblige. Other Betties blogging about Santa Cruz: Bastard of Art and Commerce Clearly Enlight Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

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Tags: 30-Second Vacations · California · Northern California

Review of Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa: Pros & Cons

June 18th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Pro: Free (for me) Con: Forced to purchase Carlos Mencia tickets in order for room to be free Pro: Hot tubs on deck!!! (I can’t stress enough how very pro this is) Con: $300/night for hot tubs on deck room for people who haven’t won raffle prize Pro: Beautiful drive up through wine country Con: [...]

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Tags: California · Lodging · Northern California · USA

Visiting Wineries In Napa Valley? Stock Up On Picnic Supplies At the Oakville Grocery.

June 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Freshly baked breads. Gourmet sandwiches made to order. Salami sliced with Artisanal cheese. Picnic baskets. $30 olive oils. Tasty and beautiful pastries. Wines, wines, and more wines. Fancy salt blends. Well-stocked olive bar. Coffees and sweet frozen treats like the Vanilla “Oak-accino.” And hot air balloon rides napa to enjoy with foods .This is the [...]

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Tags: California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

Suffering Cardiac Arrest Checking In At Konocti Resort & Spa

June 15th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Let me set the stage: A month ago I attended a fundraising luncheon for a wonderful organization called the Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee (BAARC). They were holding a raffle and since I sit on their board of directors, I thought it would behoove me to buy a ticket or eight. And so I did. [...]

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Tags: California · Lodging · Northern California · USA

Since You Can’t Go To Burma, Go To Burma Superstar In San Francisco

May 31st, 2007 · No Comments

I’m waiting for Travel Boyfriend’s Burmese coworker to tell us that it’s finally okay to go to visit the country of her birth. Once she does I’m immediately booking a ticket and fasting for a week so that I can consume as much of the country’s delicious food as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like [...]

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Tags: California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

Pampered Camping at Costanoa in Pescadero, CA

March 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This Travel Betty is not a camper. I don’t own a portable stove. I don’t contemplate purchases of dry shampoo. And although I’m fairly competent with a tent, you’ll never find me volunteering to pitch one. On the other hand, I actually am a nature lover. I just like my nature served with a hot [...]

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Tags: California · Lodging · Northern California · USA