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I loved Phifer Pavitt's tasting room.

Daydream: Rural Calistoga

One of the (many) reasons I wanted to move to the San Francisco Bay Area was its proximity to the wine countries of Napa and Sonoma - and many others that will soon start to make an appearance on this blog. One of my very first trips after I moved here was to Calistoga, the northernmost town of Napa. I had never been to this neat little town known for its hot springs. It seemed … Continue Reading

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I loved Phifer Pavitt's tasting room.

Daydream: Rural Calistoga

One of the (many) reasons I wanted to move to the San Francisco Bay Area was its proximity to the wine countries of Napa and Sonoma - and many others that will soon … Continue Reading

John Curtas Abby Tegnelia Liza Zimmerman

A once-in-a-lifetime wine cave sneak peek

One of my favorite parts about visiting wine country is getting to hear how important the art of winemaking is to some very special families, including some of my … Continue Reading

Work Life & Personal Growth

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Why travel is crucial to my personal and career growth

Last year, I was introduced to the field of travel nursing, an admirable field combining a sense of adventure with helping people. How inspiring is that! So when … Continue Reading

Abby Tegnelia Platinum Entourage

Sacrifices in moving: Leaving Las Vegas

Yes, it's true -- I am hanging up my stilettos and deserting the desert. It was a long, hard decision, one I had been mulling over for about six months. I did some … Continue Reading

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Best non-Strip sushi restaurants in Vegas

When I wrote about my favorite Las Vegas steakhouses and places to eat sushi on the Strip, I was surprised by how many people cried foul -- they wanted a list for … Continue Reading

Abby Tegnelia Challenger SRT8

Only in Vegas: driving American muscle cars

A fearless driver I am not. When I went race car driving with a group of friends, I was the only one who chose a ride-along -- but that is my need for speed talking, … Continue Reading

Travel

My Favorite Private Jet Company Wins Again!

It feels so good to support companies you believe in. I’ve talked about ElJet (a private jet charter company) a few times, how they invited me to plan a dream Vegas … Continue Reading

Victoria has beautiful watery sunsets

My New Favorite Waterfront Town

As I resume blogging after quite some time off (starting your life over can really zap your energy!), I find myself smack in the middle of sharing my visit with my … Continue Reading

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I loved Phifer Pavitt's tasting room.

Daydream: Rural Calistoga

One of the (many) reasons I wanted to move to the San Francisco Bay Area was its proximity to the wine countries of Napa and Sonoma - and many others that will soon start to make an appearance on this blog. One of my very first trips after I moved here was to … Continue Reading

Silicon Valley flowers

Daydream of the Week: My new neighborhood

One of my favorite parts about leaving Las Vegas for northern California has been the changing of the seasons. When I got here in November, the leaves had changed colors, so the trees were covered in the deep reds and yellows of autumn.  Then winter set in, … Continue Reading

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Daydream of the Week: Macau

Bring on the bright lights! Seven years off and on in Sin City, and I never tire of neon. So imagine my excitement when I was able to squeeze in a long weekend in Macau during my most recent Asian adventure. After a week in Hong Kong, where I took in such … Continue Reading

Seattle Ferris Wheel

Daydream of the Week: Summertime Fun in Seattle

As my social media streams load up on snow pictures from the big blizzard in the northeast (what a winter!), I was home in sunny (but still chilly) California -- and I happened to come across some photos from this summer that never saw the light of the day. … Continue Reading

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