Wanderlust

The Surprising Benefits of Vacationing with Two Kids

Michelle Kennedy I recently traveled to Hawaii with a best friend and her two children, Makaio (9), and Keahi (7). I happen to really love these kids, so I was excited, but a little nervous about the early rise times. I also had no idea what it would be like to vacation for a week […]

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Two Mid-Twenties Ladies, a Eurail Pass and their Backpacks

By Laine Himmelmann 2 years ago I had just turned 24 and I remember sitting in my living room, poor as hell from my entry-level salary, and lamentably eating the only thing I could find in the fridge that admittedly had probably gone bad weeks earlier.  I was several martinis deep and drunkenly commiserating with my […]

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Wanderlust: 48 Hours in Long Beach

By Kelly Conroy Long Beach is often overlooked for a weekend destination in favor of one of its Southern California cousins. I mean, you’ve got your pick of beaches: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Newport Beach, etc. So why choose the one “with so much drama in the LBC?” Well, aside from the musical talent that […]

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Sac Girl at Comic-Con International San Diego

By Meghan Sullivan Lucky for me I’ve been to San Diego plenty of times before, because when you attend Comic-Con  you have time for nothing else. You don’t visit the San Diego Zoo or Balboa Park and all of its museums. You spend a lot of time walking in, out, and around the Convention Center […]

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Wanderlust: The “perfect weekend in New York” itinerary

EDITOR’S NOTE: Christine Amorose is a Sacramento native currently living in NYC. Follow her adventures in NYC at www.cestchristine.com By Christine Amorose (Guest Blogger) Original post: http://www.cestchristine.com/2013/10/the-perfect-weekend-in-new-york-itinerary/ Any new New Yorker can attest: you get a whole lot more visitors as soon as you move to this city. Not only is New York City one of […]

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Alternatives to Napa Wine Tasting – We Adore Amador

By Kearsten Shepard    Over the past year I have been lucky enough to go on two “teambuilding” retreats for work, both of which included wine tasting in Amador County. I’m not sure why both groups chose wine tasting, or Amador, but it was a win-win for me as I got to visit eight amazing […]

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Adventure is Out There! (and Really Close By)

By Kelly Conroy Sacramento is often touted for its centralized location. Seriously, how many times have you heard someone say, “You can drive two hours and be at the beach or in the mountains!” Unfortunately, it’s often in defense of our great little city – a reply when someone from out of town asks why […]

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Festival Girl

by Leia Ostermann “I don’t know, think Woodstock.” That was the advice my boyfriend gave me one year ago when I asked him what to wear to my first music festival. Since I already owned floral pants, normally wore flowers in my hair, smelled like Patchuoli oil and considered Jerry Garcia to be a god, […]

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Wanderlust in Boston!

By Chantel Elder My husband needed to be in Boston right after the holidays for work … so naturally I decided to tag along. Lucky for me, we were able to take off two weeks and make it a vacation in between his meetings. Boston is known for so many things; the Red Sox, Boston […]

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Off the Grid: The Bridge School Benefit Concert

By Kellie Edson It pains me a little bit to write this, because we aren’t going to be able to make it to this year’s concert. But, if you can get out of town the weekend before Halloween, you should make the trek to Shoreline Amphitheatre to see the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert on October 26-27. […]

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A Sacramentan in Napa

By Megan DeGuerre In April of this year, my husband and I moved to Napa. He got a great job opportunity, and Napa was the perfect central location for his territory. We were obviously excited for the new opportunity (and clearly Napa wasn’t the worst place we could be asked to go!), but leaving Sacramento was bittersweet. […]

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48 Hours in Kauai

By Kelli Breton Kauai is known as the “Garden Island,” but “Paradise” is equally as fitting. This Hawaiian island is the most lush and green of all the islands. Kauai is a vacation hot spot but surprisingly low-key. Now that you have your trip booked, I’m sure you’re going to start researching like crazy about […]

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Up in Smoke, Wedding Edition

By Kelly Conroy When you start planning your wedding for August in the Sacramento region, there are many things to consider. Things like: people will be transitioning back into the school year, your guests may have already used all of their annually accrued vacation time, the bugs will be out in full force. And of […]

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Visit California: Check-In to a California Vacation Rental

By Shannon Brooks Vacation rentals are all the buzz right now, with online services like airbnb, FlipKey and VRBO making a wide range of residential properties available to the masses through their highly organized, searchable online services. Travelers who would have never ventured into Craig’s List territory to sublet an apartment instead of booking a hotel for a trip are willing to […]

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Wanderlust-ing in Squaw Valley

By Kira Rasmussen What is Wanderlust (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)? It’s a four-day festival of yoga, nature and music that takes place in different cities throughout the Americas. Last month, I went to Wanderlust California at Squaw Valley in Tahoe – but it’s also hosted annually in Oahu, Chile, Vermont, Colorado, Whistler, Austin and Tremblant (Quebec). From […]

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Visit California: More to Explore at the Exploratorium’s New Pier 15 Home

By Caity Heim “More” isn’t even close to the amount of space added to the new home of the Exploratorium, which opened its doors to the public April 17 at Pier 15 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. More space means more exhibits, more learning, more creating and more exploring throughout the 330,000 square foot campus. The Exploratorium’s 600 […]

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