Toasting the Moon in Paso Robles, CA

Once you get off of 101 in Paso Robles, everything changes. The air is fresh to breathe, the pace is manageable and relaxed, and you can see real nature, from ground squirrels, to birds, to snakes and spiders, and even bees. The California industry boom left Paso out of the mix. Instead, in this part of the central coast, agriculture is king and vinitourism (wine tourism) is queen.

Toasting the Moon in Carmel, California

The part that I love most about Carmel is the charm mixed with playful spirit. The buildings make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. You don’t have a home in Carmel, you have a “cottage.” There are hidden gems found throughout the city, and you could spend a weekend exploring all of the hidden roads, alleyways, and corridors. I felt like a kid again looking for the secret garden, and I found several!

Toasting the Moon in Lake Tahoe

Travel for 2 cost breakdown (at the time of writing this post): Edgewood Tahoe Resort: $300 per night  Food/Entertainment/Transportation/Souvenirs: $1000 … More

Toasting the Moon in Napa Valley

Do you ever have one of those thoughts so strong in your mind that you find yourself saying it out loud without even realizing it? This first drive through Napa Valley on Highway 29 gave me one of those moments. “This is the Vegas Strip of Wineries,” I blurted out of nowhere.