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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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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 3 days ago 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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At the confluence of the Sacramento, Cosumnes and Mokelumne rivers and gateway to more than 1,000 miles of waterways, the California Delta welcomes millions of migratory birds each fall and winter. A major player on the Pacific Flyway, winged visitors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 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 ten 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
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This article originally appeared in Sacramento News & Review about 10 years ago. At that time, these murals were raising quite a stir, even at City Hall. The fear? Oh, that people would perceive them as graffiti. Imagine that! And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Journeying today to the annual Barbera Festival, I have many things on my mind including the sights, sounds and tastes of incredible wines and foods at this highly-regarded event. The highlight, of course, is California's unsung varietal wine, Barbera! The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Coffee Works – In roaster terms, Coffee Works was the second wave – when espresso drinks came on the scene. An East Sacramento landmark since 1982, they were coffee central ahead of Java City and Starbucks. Regulars have been coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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With notes of raspberry, citrus and lavender, Juan Valdez wouldn’t recognize a 21st-Century cuppa joe. In the realm of specialty coffees, the professional practice of cuppings – observing tastes and aromas of coffee – has risen to new heights with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Mickey Abbey, a Sacramento native and Midtown dweller, started his stained glass art business more than 40 years ago at 18th and L streets. Next door to Mario’s Italian Cellar, now Crepeville, Custom GlassWorks survived changing times, while other familiar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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Gardens grow everything from edibles and flowers to botanical history and strange works of art. Use leisure time to explore nearby secret gardens – conventional and not. Slow down. Enjoy the landscapes. Getting there is half the fun. To unearth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Are You That Woman
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The best part of the day. Morning. As I take clothes from the line, the moment of simplicity washes over me. Birds sing from hedges. A cool breeze. A plane buzzes overhead. In the distance, even the droning traffic is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Are You That Woman
Rating: Star!Star!Star!Star!Star! Yes, I'm hanging 5 stars on this out-of-the-way grocery, deli, gas station. For those who gave it three or less...shame on you! Maybe you hit them on a bad day -- your bad day. Anyone willing to operate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Are You That Woman