Articles by Nicole Rodriguez

3 Days at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

If you’re experiencing winter weather blues, and imagining a warm destination with friendly people and incredible wine and food, mark your calendars for the Sonoma…


Disney does Hawaii

Thinking of Hawaii brings thoughts of warm breezes rustling through palm trees and waves crashing while I doze off under the sun with a fruity…



Temecula Valley Wine Country

Wine tasting in Temecula Valley is a no-brainer for Southern Californians. My husband and I left the L.A. area and arrived at our first winery…


Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg

Getting there: The flight into Santa Rosa from Los Angeles had us on the ground in two-hours and heading for the town of Healdsburg. We…


Family-friendly fun in Richmond, BC

There’s something to be said about a simple, low-key, family friendly summer vacation. That’s what my son Gavin and I experienced together in Richmond, British…


Portland, Oregon

Getting there It was early. Even the buzz of the busy Los Angeles airport didn’t jerk us awake. Gavin said this must be like how…