Wine connoisseurs know that Lake County is one of the emerging hot spots in northern California’s wine country. Now the Lake County Winery Association is shining a spotlight on certain exceptional micro-regions of the burgeoning Lake County winery scene with a series of mini-tours. Each mini-tour focuses on one of Lake County’s most prominent emerging micro-regions, with a South Lake County mini-t
By Joe Kukura on Jun 08, 2015
Your four-wheeler, dirt bike or ATV is right at home in northern California’s Lake County, an unspoiled and rugged region two hours north of San Francisco. Lake County has an array of parks, trails and forests ideal for an off-road adventure, many of them with developed paths and trails designated specifically for off-roaders. Many people come to northern California’s wine country for a serene and
By Joe Kukura on Jun 08, 2015
Paris is a city everyone should visit. The history, architecture, food and general way of life are truly unique. Many people who come to the City of Light are overwhelmed and have a hard time choosing which sights to see. To make your choice a little easier, here are the Top 10 places everyone should visit on a trip to Paris. 1. Sacre Coeur Basilica. This famous French church was completed in 1
By Kevin Oldroyd on Jun 04, 2015
Take notice, vintage boat and car enthusiasts, because the biggest wooden boat show on the West Coast is back! The Wood & Glory Boat Show returns to the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, May 30, as the perfect kickoff to the summer. Featuring a marina full of vintage wooden boats all impeccably maintained or restored to their original condition, Wood & Glory also showcases
By Joe Kukura on May 22, 2015
To reach the oldest sauna in Britain, you must head to the ancient, windswept islands of Orkney. Having taken a ferry to these islands from the Northern most tip of Great Britain, you must then drive to the most northwestern point of the main Orkney island to reach a small concrete path, accessible only at low tide. This path leads to a tidal island known as the Brough of Birsay. As you navigate t
By Thomas Rowsell on Apr 21, 2015
When it comes to traveling—especially for long periods of time—it can become very easy to overpack. You want to be prepared for anything, the thinking goes, so you want to have everything for any challenge, whether that means chilly weather, an unexpected trip to an upscale nightclub or beach. However, the reverse thinking might actually carry more truth. The less you have, the more you can be pre
By Barry Eitel on Apr 20, 2015
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I'm a career journalist who took a buyout package from Sun Media, Canada's largest newspaper chain, in 2010. I have been a managing editor, city editor, editorial page editor/writer, sports editor and reporter. Along the way I picked up a few trinkets for excellence, including the Canadian Press Wire Service Editorial of the Year, a CP award for humour column writing and an Ontario Newspaper Association award for reporting on a listeria outbreak.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer with four years experience covering Bay Area news with NBC Bay Area and SFist. He enjoys long walks in the projects, his iPad is completely smeared with fingerprint splotches, and he has served on multiple small business' Boards of Directors.
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