Exploring Bodega Bay CA – bike rides, redwoods, great food
Bikes at Bodega Bay Lodge

Exploring Bodega Bay CA – bike rides, redwoods, great food

People come to Bodega Bay to watch the whales, hike among the huge Coast redwoods -- some are 1,000 years old and 250 feet tall like in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville -- and of course, eat.

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A Mother’s Day gift guaranteed to be a winner
Recharge, Reenergize and Reconnect

A Mother’s Day gift guaranteed to be a winner

Any mom — or grandma — who has traveled with kids, especially young ones, knows that all too often a vacation is not a vacation at all for moms. “It’s just like home without the washing machine,” one young mom told me glumly as she watched her kids splash in a hotel pool.

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A day at the Camelback Spa in Scottsdale AZ
A place to cool off at Camelback Resort in Scottsdale AZ

A day at the Camelback Spa in Scottsdale AZ

We amble inside out of the sun for lunch at Sprouts which serves healthy eats (complete with calorie counts) but indulgences too like chocolate fondue. We love the chicken curry lettuce wraps, tuna tartare and salads. We skip the chocolate fondue!

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