Guerneville, CA: Get away from everything (including cell coverage).

Not every vacation destination we choose is some exotic location in a far-flung corner of the globe. Sometimes, we’re just too lazy to make proper travel plans.

Redding, California: It’s close to a lot of other, better places to visit.

A famous architect designed a bridge in Reading and that was enough reason to go there.

Virgin Homebuyers: My award-winning tale of California home ownership.

As a small child, my fondest dream was to one day become The All-Powerful Supreme Overlord of Earth (regardless of how difficult that title would be to print on business cards). The dream of most other Americans, conversely, is somewhat less grand and considerably more achievable: to own their own home. Last year alone, this…

Calistoga, CA: How we spent our 6th anniversary. And I do mean “spent.”

Commemorating our mutual reticence to belly-flop back into the dating pool, my wife and I spent our 6th wedding anniversary at a quaint, NorCal B&B for a few days of well-deserved R&R. Instead, we got the motivation to get back to work and make enough money to pay off the whole damn adventure. Located in…

Costanoa, California: If you hate camping, you’ll love this place.

It was that time of year again. So we had to think of something to do for our fifth anniversary and, since life had been going along pretty well up until now, we thought “Hey, let’s screw it up by going camping!” Now, both Amy and I had camped as kids, but we quickly wised…

San Francisco, CA: Thoughts on the West Coast of America.

What can I say about the City By The Bay that hasn’t been said countless times before? Lots.

Gilroy, CA: Garlic capital of the world and most vampire-free city in America.

Do you like garlic? I mean, really like garlic? I mean, like it so much you don’t mind people gagging at your mere scent? Would you bathe in the stuff if you could? Then you’ve got to go to Gilroy, California. It is in the middle of nowhere (southeast of San Jose) and home of America’s premier and darn near ONLY garlic resources. And guess what? They have a festival. Yeah! A garlic festival! And we went! (Don’t ask why. We were bored.)