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Chiles Hospitality: A Driving Force in Anna Maria Island Restaurants

In today’s world, sustainability and regenerative farming have become key and part of many restaurants’ programs. One company Chiles Hospitality is a fixture in the Anna Maria Island food scene by taking these concepts and creating a story about farm to table and table to farm. It’s a cycle of life within its own culture

Weekend Escape to Santa Maria Valley - Presquile Winery Pond

Weekend Escape to Santa Maria Valley

When I think of fall, I think of the changing colors in the vineyard as the lush green grape vines turn yellow and orange. It is the perfect time for a weekend escape to Santa Maria Valley. Not only is it the ideal time to enjoy the wineries, but it is time to enjoy the

Weekend Escape to Solvang CA

Weekend Escape to Solvang, CA

If you want a change of scenery, enjoying a weekend escape to Solvang, CA, offers a fantastic option with its Danish flair, good wine, and burgeoning dining scene. My recent visit included tasting wine at Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, dining at the Michelin Plate restaurant First & Oak, and staying at the Mirabelle Inn. This same

Santa Ynez Valley Oak Tree © Cori Solomon

The Best of Santa Ynez Valley Restaurants

This article is an excerpt from an article on Santa Ynez Valley Restaurants I wrote for Wander with Wander in January of 2023. The article takes us on a journey to many of the restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley. The terrain of the Santa Ynez Valley is diverse, with its green pastures dappled with

Tacos on the Concord Taco Trail © Visit Concord

Savor the Concord Taco Trail

Every city has an attraction that delineates them from other cities. In many cases, it is murals; in others, it can be a style of architecture. When visiting Concord, California, the defining feature is the Concord Taco Trail; for people like me who have dietary restrictions, it is the Naked Taco Trail. Several years ago,

Pet Friendly Palm Springs with Bree © Cori Solomon

The Best of Pet Friendly Palm Springs

The best time to travel to Palm Springs begins in the fall when the weather cools and continues through May. The days are glorious with the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains and it is the ideal time to partake in the numerous outdoor activities Palm Springs offers. This timeframe is also perfect for bringing

Gilbert Arizona The Uprooted Kitchen in Barnone at the Agritopia

Discovering Gilbert Arizona

Gilbert Arizona, has become the fastest-growing city in the Phoenix area. Its popularity can be seen as one walks down Gilbert Rd in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District. Not only is the town popular with snowbirds, especially those from Canada, but the school systems also attract many families. With this draw, one must check

Willamette Valley Currin Covered Bridge Cottage Grove Oregon

Escape to the South Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley spans 150-miles from Portland to Cottage Grove, with the Willamette River flowing along its entire length. Most people think of the Willamette Valley as the area between Salem and Portland, but this article will delve into the South Willamette Valley that includes the cities of Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove. Recently

View from Milagro Farm Winery

Discover Ramona Wineries: San Diego County’s Best Kept Secret

Ramona Valley is one of Southern California’s secrets. Most people are not aware that this is one of our state’s wine regions. Ramona Valley’s topography can be described as the old west meets Tuscany. The area reminds me of Maremma a portion of Tuscany known for its wine and cowboys, the Butteri, who work the

Oaxacan Cuisine at Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca: Delivering authentic Oaxacan Cuisine in Culver City

If you’re tired of the clogged dining scene in downtown Culver City, there are many other options just a few blocks away. A recent discovery, the colorful Casa Oaxaca is a hidden gem on Venice Blvd. serving authentic Oaxacan cuisine. Helmed by the charming Rogelio Martinez, the restaurant has been around for about four years.

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