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Valentine’s Day destinations close to home!

The historic Murphys Hotel, always a gold rush favorite!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these classy destinations close to home! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – if you’re seeking adventuresome and romantic destinations in northern California here are several recommendations from my wife, several friends and me, both locally and further afield. With the holiday falling this year on a Wednesday, you can celebrate [...]

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Valentine’s Day destinations: Big Sur, North Lake Tahoe and Old Sacramento offer romance, adventure!

Bixby Bridge, circa 1932, on the rugger Big Sur coast.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – if you’re seeking adventuresome and romantic destinations in northern California here are several recommendations from my wife, several friends and me. In many years of marriage, I’ve learned that such special destinations should offer these attributes: be somewhat secluded, scenic, with fine restaurant(s) nearby, classy lodging if [...]

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Lake Tahoe for Valentine’s Day, or, anytime; take the sunglasses and binoculars!

Emerald Bay on a hazy Tahoe winter day is perhaps the most photographed location around the stunning lake!

Emerald Bay on a hazy Tahoe winter day is perhaps the most photographed location around the stunning lake! Several friends, and my wife, upon reading my recent Record feature and blog about romantic Valentine’s Day destinations in northern California, all noted “you omitted Lake Tahoe?”.  OK, perhaps a big oversight.  Revisiting my list of destinations [...]

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