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Are You That Woman@California Travel Insider
Sacramento, California
Are You That Woman
Interests: California is my passion. Traveling to all the hidden corners of the Golden State and still so much to see, so many people to meet, and stories to hear and tell. Love living life locally wherever I go.
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When I began writing about Woodland, I did what I always do: adopted the town and its people and became an "omni-local"— all local—according to my friend Sarah. I made the place my own - as if I had always... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Fall Foliage in California: Places to Go, Colors to See Summer’s golden, sun-filled hours have shortened and the evening air is turning crisp and cool, Mother Nature takes her cue to begin a spectacular and colorful show of fall foliage... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Five friends spent a leisurely afternoon on the Sacramento River. With lots of chatter and laughter we cruised into a beautiful California Delta sunset. After months of planning and securing just the right vessel, Sacramento River Cruise officially launched (pun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Originally published Sierra Heritage 2010 In 2006, it was a great pleasure to meet Carroll Thomas as he celebrated the opening of his Big Pine art gallery. What’s the big deal you may be asking yourself? Well, Carroll had also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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There were few craft ciders 20 years ago. When opportunity knocked, Vincent Sterne answered. His was a pioneering effort since there was little information and no one on the local craft cider scene. Any given week there are 12 cider... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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When it comes to covered bridges, California can brag with the best of them. “What!?” you cry. You thought only New England claimed ownership of those marvelous portals to the past? Not true! What California may lack in quantity, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Ice cream has no rules. It's summer! It's hot! Young and old line-up for local ice cream, gelato, sherbet and sorbet. Big scoops, cones, sundaes, shakes, malts and sandwiches – some adorned, dipped or dripping with chocolate, caramel, whipped cream,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Davis, with its “friendliest town” moniker and acclaimed UC Davis, has been enticing visitors for more than 100 years. Campus visits are favorable times for new students and families to get an experiential view of the community and college life.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Expect a line, especially on holidays. Family owned and operated, generations of locals queue-up for fresh tamales, carnitas, salsa, bolliolos, très leches cake, churros and colorful conchas. Fresh tortillas are still warm and a screaming $1.60 for two dozen. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Sonoma County is nestled between the marsh-lined shores of San Francisco Bay, the tree-covered mountains of Mendocino, and the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Settled by a mix of European immigrants, Spanish missionaries, and Mexican soldiers, it serves as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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To say there is nothing like Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is not far from the truth. It is the only ceder/enzyme bath in the United States. An experience like no other, there are hardly words to describe the sublime nature... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Rating: Star! Star! Star! Star! Star! Another fiver on the review list. Located in Downtown Davis, California, the Aggie Inn, an Ascend Collection Member, provides all the right stuff. Location, location, location? Absolutely. Walking distance to all the best including... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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In 2017, I had the great good fortune to be asked by the Stockton Boulevard Partnership to explore and write about Stockton Boulevard. While many wondered or asked, "What's there to explore?" My response was, "I'll let you know when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Vinyl is back and it’s big. In 2016, vinyl sales hit 25-year high thanks, in part, to Record Store Day and the retail shops selling records. The deaths of music icons – David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Glenn Frey and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Heading for one of my favorite destinations—Sonoma! The anticipation is almost heart-stopping. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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For the first time, Don Pedro Lake will host the Wild West Bass Pro/Am. Sponsored by the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau the tournament takes place March 2-4, 2018 and is expected to attract more than 200 professional and amateur anglers.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Rating: Star*Star*Star*Star*Star* Well, the chickens weren't crossing the road but strolling along the sidewalk. This sighting was enough for me to drive around the block and come to screeching halt in front of Inday's! And so glad I did. Wife... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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This essay, written by Vern Gersh, appears in the 2018 Mono Lake Calendar. “Never give up for that is the time and place that the tide will turn.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe Forty years ago, in the Eastern Sierra, the tide... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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International Sportsmen’s Expositions are more than you imagined Each year in early December, the television commercial would appear. A trumpeting elk buck and images of people rushing off to that annual rite of passage known as the International Sportsmen’s Expo,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Sacramento is the gateway to farm-fresh diversions. Less than 50 miles away, in its quiet, rural communities, Placer County offers winter tours and baskets brimming with edible and seasonal delights. Heralding the arrival of mandarin season, the annual celebration of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Are You That Woman
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Photo and content courtesy of Charles Zukow Associates San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines, is celebrating 11 years of outdoor ice skating in the bustling and festive locale that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Are You That Woman
Suisun wetlands, Like mirrored glass, Reflect golden hills Haloed by charcoal-gray clouds. Marsh grasses and shore birds Dot the reflection; Nature’s ornamentation. Barbara Steinberg Suisun Marsh as seen from Amtrak November 1995 Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Elliot Fouts Gallery 1831 P Street Sacramento, CA November 4-30, 2017 Second Saturday Opening November 11, 2017 Artist's Statement: "I began painting farming artifacts and machine culture while, ironically, living and working as an artist in Brooklyn, New York. From... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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My Sacramento – Saara Burga Born and raised in the Amazon, Saara Burga breathes Brazilian culture. Her nonprofit center raises money by offering classes in samba, bossa nova and belly dancing, drumming, Portuguese, and capoeira sport (Afro-Brazilian martial art and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Woodland has a proud farming history. Dating back to the 1850s, European settlers had a vision for this rich agricultural region. Their dream and dreams of 21st-century Woodland survived to embrace the second annual alfresco Dinner on Main. Bidding summer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Are You That Woman