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Geyserville History Museum

Geyserville History Museum

Are you a small town history buff? if so do not pass up a visit to the newly opened Geyserville History Museum. Owned by town historian and defect mayor 80 year old Harry Bosworth with his daughter Gretchen you will find lots of amazing memorabilia and historical artifacts housed inside this 1902 building in the center of Geyserville. Enter through the charming Bosworth Store and check out the large array of hats for sale. Open 11AM to 7PM Thursday through…

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OMG this Ramen Rocks!

OMG this Ramen Rocks!

If you are a ramen aficionado then do not miss this sot. Ramen Gaijin in Sebastopol is the real deal. This spot brings together authentic Japanese ramen recipes and techniques with super fresh local ingredients for a distinctly Sonoma County style Izakaya experience. While the ramen itself is crazy good….you can also make a meal of the various skewers and yakitori. We strongly recommend sitting at the bar if you can. The smells from the kitchen are hypnotizing. http://www.ramengajin.com

Meat, Meat and More Meat

Meat, Meat and More Meat

Do you love Salumi? If so you will really enjoy this gorgeous shrine to meat of all kinds. Opened about a year ago….Journeyman Meat Company, owned by Pete and Kathy Seghesio, Healdsburg locals, is a combination butcher shop, salumi counter and wine tasting bar. Ask for the Sicilian style Terrona which is imbued with Parmesan…..it cannot be beat. Or order one of their wonderful hamburgers..and learn what a hamburger should really taste like! If you find yourself in Geyserville you…

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Really Good Fish Tacos

Really Good Fish Tacos

Do you love fish tacos? There are lots of good spots to get them around Sonoma County but one of our favorite is at Handline in Sebastopol. Made from locally sourced rockfish and fried in a very light beer batter with all the right accoutrements. What really sets these tacos apart however is the fact that the all important tortillas are made in house from scratch! Go check this spot out….you will taste the difference. There are plenty of other…

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Best Green Matcha Latte

Best Green Matcha Latte

Feeling like a coffee break? If you are in Healdsburg then be sure to visit Plank Coffee. This place not only has a great vibe, friendly owners and baristas but also make excellent food. Try the Greens Sandwich and pair it with a Matcha Latte. It’s the perfect afternoon pick me up. Slightly off the touristy Healdsburg Plaza but well worth a little detour we think. This great coffee shop also has a Cloverdale location with sweet little outdoor tables…

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Roses, Roses and More Roses

Roses, Roses and More Roses

If you find yourself in Healdsburg during the months of April and May then be sure to check out this little known treasure where you can enjoy perfume harvest tours complete with a full demonstration of a rose distillation to rose water and rose oil. The aromas will stay with you even after you leave….trust us on this one. A great nursery with a large and sumptuous selection of exquisite roses, available April thru May plus a few special events in…

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Sometimes a local spot is so great that the locals you talk to mostly ask you not tell too many people about it. They want to keep it as their own little secret. That said….we still want to share this one with you because it is a truly friendly watering hole owned by  Healdsburg’s own KC Mosso. If you want to listen to some of the best live music lineup around, then The Elephant in the Room is for you….

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Sonoma Valley Hikes

Sonoma Valley Hikes

Check out this article in the Press Democrat highlighting Springtime winery hikes! https://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/a1/9393576-181/sonoma-valley-wineries-offer-spectacular

A Trip to Wilbur Hot Springs

A Trip to Wilbur Hot Springs

Not too long ago my partner and I were looking for a quiet weekend getaway and after some research decided on Wilbur Hot Springs which was originally established in 1865.  Visit Wilbur’s webpage and you will find the following description: “Wilbur is an off-grid, solar-powered destination resort with naturally occurring hot mineral springs in the heart of an 1800-acre nature preserve located in Northern California. Our baths and flumes are clothing optional.” Wilbur prides itself on being rustic.  It contrasts with other more refined…

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Beyond Wine Tasting

Beyond Wine Tasting

When you come to wine country, you’re gonna taste a lot of wonderful wine and learn everything you might want to know about wine and grapes. But if you’re in the Russian River valley, don’t let the tastings blind you to so much else is there for you. Here’s just one idea: Find a swimming hole! This isn’t about that one special swimming hole you just have to find. They’re everywhere! And the experience is always different. Is the river…

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