Recently I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated guest rooms at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, as well as their onsite restaurant, Carneros Bistro, and their luxurious spa. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wonderful stay at this well-known Sonoma hotel. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa The Lodge Sonoma is an elegant and tranquil hotel located several blocks from the Sonoma Plaza, the heart of…

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Recently I wrote about the fantastic stay my husband and I had at Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg, a stately Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast inn. We were just a short walk away from great shopping, restaurants, bakeries, wine tasting rooms, ice cream shops, art galleries and more. During our visit, we had a chance to visit a few new-to-us places as well as revisit some of our old favorites. Here is a round-up of some of…

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Welcome to Rich Life Travel Friday! This time I am taking you to Mendocino on the Northern California coast.     The first getaway my husband and I took when we were dating was to Mendocino back in 1999. Although I’d been living in Northern California for almost 15 years at that time, I had yet to explore that part of the California coast. It was an unforgettable trip. We relaxed, we hiked, we ate lots of…

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It’s Rich Life Travel Friday! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, romance is in the air! I thought now would be a good time to share my and my husband’s favorite things to do in Wine Country when we’re looking for a little romance. As a side note, Bill and I never celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th anymore. Who wants to brave all the crowds and pay the inflated prices? We celebrate our Valentine’s…

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