Tag: wine tasting

Girls Weekend in Santa Barbara

Last spring, my sister and I drove up to one of our favorite places. Santa Barbara. When we take a trip together, wine tasting and hiking are almost always on our list and this weekend wasn’t any different. 🙂 Dog-friendly Hotel: We checked in to Santa Ynez Valley Marriot in Buellton. They had a small

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Road Trip Day 2: Pet-friendly SLO

This is a sequel to my previous entry Road Trip – Spring Edition.  Next Stop: Lunch at Santa Barbara 5 things you should know before going to a restaurant with your pup if you desire an enjoyable dining experience: Check on Yelp (or other website you rely on) ahead to make sure the restaurant outdoor patio is

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Sisterly Birthday Celebration

July is my favorite month since I was a kid! I can’t believe how fast the month went by. Time flies when you are having fun. Right?! 🙂 My sister’s birthday is the day before mine. When we were kids, mom used to throw us one party. It was economical. As kids, we weren’t thrilled about having

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SLO, Perfect Getaway

A trip including hiking and wine tasting is a perfect getaway in my book any time. Recently, I traveled to San Luis Obispo (a.k.a. SLO) with my sister for a few days to do just that. Xena was a trooper and tolerated the 3.5-hour long car ride. We arrived at a dog-friendly Best Western which

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We Love You, Santa Barbara

These days, lots of places in Southern California market themselves as “dog-friendly” but in fact what they really mean is, they would reluctantly allow dogs only in certain areas in their establishments if it would attract more customers. It’s misleading but also is disappointing if you go to a restaurant and find this out. Sometimes, dogs can’t even sit with

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