Art Covered Walls

An Adventure Into Wine & Art

By Donna / February 27, 2020 /

I have always looked forward to “Date Night” with my wife Kori, but this time I must say my anxiety was a little high. All my life, art was never my forte. My art teachers in school were somehow always telling me, “Well, at least you tried.” Despite these past art transgressions and unmotivating words…

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Hitching Post BBQ pit

Home on the Range—A trip back in time to the Hitching Post 1

By Donna / February 24, 2020 /

If you just rolled into town or you’ve lived in an underground bunker, those would be the only two reasons why you haven’t heard of the Hitching Post in Casmalia, CA.  Casmalia is a cow town located about 15 minutes outside of Old Orcutt at 3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia. Open Monday through Saturday, from…

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Wine Decorations

Hidden Gems in Solvang

By Donna / February 24, 2020 /

I am a native of Santa Barbara County in California, and I love wine. I am no expert, never took a wine class, but have done my fair share of tasting and research! Living in the middle of wine country on the Central Coast can be the envy of many a Wine lover. I have…

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Florence Italy

Antica Torre Di Via Tuornabuoni

By Donna / February 19, 2020 /

It’s fascinating to me that historical buildings have a way of bringing life to a location. When describing places that I have visited, the ones that cause goosebumps to create the memories that last a lifetime.  This is especially true in Italy. Staying in Florence at Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni 1, was an incredible experience.…

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Brunching at Piadina

By Donna / January 30, 2020 /

How many times have you said, “I never win anything?” I say that all the time. It doesn’t stop me from entering all the Instagram contests, but I honestly never think I will win. Well, this time when the Central Coast’s newest hotel and restaurant opened, and they posted a contest on IG that my…

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Planetarium Suite

Oceania Sirena

By Donna / January 12, 2020 /

The Sirena joins the ranks of her sister ships, the Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica, as the newest member of Oceania Cruise line fleet. Whether you are a first-time voyager or a veteran of the sea, the Sirena has everything your heart could desire for a magnificent journey. When it comes to luxury, the Sirena has…

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Venice: Dreams are Made in Italy

By Donna / January 12, 2020 /

Venice is as magical as imagined and a weekend isn’t nearly enough. Still, two days are enough to give you a lifetime of memories. Taking the train to Venice from Rome is a fun ride that takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. It’s a comfortable ride and the view from the window is worth…

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Sand, Seafood and Sunsets In Avila Bay

By Donna / January 3, 2020 /

Avila is my happy place. It is my favorite city on the California Central Coast, for a long walk on the golden sand, delicious seafood and spectacular sunsets. Most importantly, Avila is my go-to place when my soul needs calm. You’ll Encounter Many Friendly Faces Beginning a new year is when many of us think…

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Barcelona Spain

Top Cities to Visit for Nature Enthusiasts

By Donna / December 31, 2019 /

These urban destinations are the perfect vacation spot for anyone wanting to combine  a city break, with outdoor adventure.  Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver caters to every type of adventurer. From thrill-seekers, to those that prefer a quiet hike or wellness getaway, this metropolis has endless things to do for everyone. Look in any direction in…

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Orcutt Sign

Old Town Orcutt is the Perfect Small Town Getaway

By Donna / December 11, 2019 /

The beautiful town of Old Orcutt, California, is a great laid back, small town weekend getaway. A town where you can walk to anything you need and has the old fashioned, hometown feel. In Old Orcutt, most of the businesses are owned and run by a local family. If you’re looking for a fantastic getaway,…

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