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Best Santa Ynez Coffee Shops

Best Santa Ynez Coffee Shops

Santa Ynez Valley doesn’t just offer up the best restaurants, the best hotels, and best wineries, it also is home to some of the best coffee houses and tea merchants around...

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Best Santa Maria Wineries

Best Santa Maria Wineries

Did you know that some of the best wineries are in Santa Maria Valley?  Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Los Olivos are some fantastic wine tasting near Santa Maria, as well.  However,...

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Best Solvang Wineries

Best Solvang Wineries

While Solvang is known for it’s Danish-style architecture, it is also home to some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s best wineries. In this post, we’re going to focus on Solvang...

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Best Los Olivos Wineries

Best Los Olivos Wineries

It's no secret that the Santa Ynez Valley has some of the best wineries and tasting rooms in the country. While some travel to the central coast to play Santa Ynez golf courses...

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Bursts of Light in the Dark

Bursts of Light in the Dark

Once every few years I experience something akin to a miracle. Just at the point when the world stage is so disturbing it is hard to imagine what it will be like to raise...

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Safari

Safari

On my last safari I watched the swimming lions of the Duba Plains as they stalked and scanned the banks of an Okavango Delta waterway, watching for any signal or sign of life...

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Got Water?

Got Water?

As I slipped the kayak into the cool clear water of the Santa Ynez River, I starred at the cottony clouds and imagined myself an early explorer to this magical area. Just...

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