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Celebrating Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Centennial

October 24, 2016 // 20 Comments

One of my favorites cities in California is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Carmel-by-the-Sea was officially incorporated on October 31, 1916, and it has been [...]

A Stay at Holman Ranch

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

I realized that unless you have been reading my work over at on Holman Ranch, you probably have missed out on seeing one of the great event venues of the Central [...]

Experiencing the Winding 17-Mile Drive

May 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

If you’ve been reading me for long, you know that I tend to head toward the unusual and the off-the-beaten-path type of excursions. Even when I’m in a major city, [...]

Luxuriating at Holman Ranch

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last year I visited Holman Ranch with an eye toward finding a fantastic event venue. There is no doubt that Holman Ranch is the ideal spot not only for weddings, but for [...]

A Storm Blows into Point Lobos

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

While staying at Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel, it was suggested to us by Carrie Theis, General Manager, that Point Lobos was one of the “must see” spots in Carmel for [...]

Deals: Wine Walk By-The-Sea

November 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

If you are like me, you are always interested in wine and ways to try a variety of wines without having to take out a second mortgage. While visiting Hofsas House in Carmel, [...]

Tips for Your First Trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

There is no shortage of things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and if it is your first escape to this lovely town, the choices may seem overwhelming. Obviously, you can’t see [...]
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