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Day Trips- Sonora, Columbia, & Yosemite

Day Trips- Sonora, Columbia, & Yosemite

Looking for a a little more California experience to add to your Yosemite vacation? How about a 1 hour day trip to historical Columbia and the town of Sonora. Not far from the northern side of Yosemite are a few Gold Country towns that can add a little variety to the natural and majestic beauty of Yosemite. Yosemite is an incredible place to visit and the wildlife and natural surroundings can keep you entertained for a number of days, but there are also a number of other nearby sites to see. The Sonora area is the largest local town above Yosemite and has a number of large and smaller retail stores for shopping. Sonora is also home to a couple of quality theaters where the talent might just surprise you and productions take place year round.  There are a number of food choices and restaurants but make sure to...

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Sonora Murphy’s Wine Country

Sonora Murphy’s Wine Country

The Motherlode area offers a unique and excellent variety of wineries and wines in the beautiful sierra wine country. Although there are a number of wineries spread out through out the region and these can visited during most business hours. I like to tour the wineries and enjoy wine tasting rooms in and around Murphy’s. In some of the counties you can include activities such as a mystery theater, mountain biking or resort accommodations in your tour plans. Activities such as wine tasting seminars and walking vineyard tours are offered by family owned wineries in Santa Barbara, Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley and the Medocino area. Many of these places also have shops where you can purchase some of the endless varieties of wine and wine accessories you will see on your tours. As everybody knows drinking and driving is not advisable, and for that reason you can tour the...

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The Best Time to Visit Hawaii

The Best Time to Visit Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the hottest tourist destination in the world. There were about 6.4 million visitors to Hawaii in 2009 and about 7.8 million visitors in 2013. Hawaii is such a popular tourist destination is largely due to the fact that the state is blessed by beautiful natural landscape and beaches as well as its tourist friendly weather all throughout the year. So there is actually no best time to visit Hawaii unless for specific reasons such as whale watching season. Weather and climate in Hawaii – The weather in Hawaii can be simply divided into two seasons, namely winter and summer. In winter, which is from mid-October to April, day time temperatures are in the comfortable mid 60 to 80 degree Fahrenheit or 16 to 27 degree Celsius. At night, the temperature will plunge another 10 degrees Fahrenheit so you may need to bring a jacket or...

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