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Stark Insider On Location: Mendocino, a creative getaway in Northern California

Mendocino Headlands - Pacific Ocean

We're way up here. Way up here in Northern California along the coast. Way up here in beautiful Mendocino wine country. Loni Stark and I are here to dive deep into anything but tech (camera gear excluded!). So that means Loni paints, and I do video. Every so often we attempt to getaway from Silicon Valley to disconnect from the...

Wanderlust: Grand Residences Riviera Cancun earns top marks

The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Whether you're looking for an upscale all-inclusive resort for an easy-peasy family vacation, romantic interlude, girlfriend getaway or just some much needed R&R, The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, not only fits the (surprisingly reasonable) bill, but does so in grand style! The exclusive resort is hidden in a sweet spot by Puerto Morelos, a fishing village located between Riviera Maya...

What’s Happening: Broadway Under the Stars announces summer season at Sonoma’s Jack London State Historic Park

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Transcendence Theatre Company today took the wraps off its upcoming Broadway inspired summer series. Called "Broadway Under the Stars" the lineup features weekend performances from June through September 2018. Shows take place at the (stunning) Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen -- right in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Given these performances take place outdoors it truly is...

What’s Happening: Gavin DeGraw, Citizen Cope, Brandi Carlile, more to perform at Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter.

Some incoming west coast music news to share. Organizers today announced the line-up for the upcoming Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series. The 49th edition of the music festival will feature 5 concerts through June and July. In association with BottleRock, the performances will, once again, take place at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley. Scheduled artists for 2018 include Gavin DeGraw (with the...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 4: Biloxi and Ocean Springs

Pull into the elegant, AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, your luxurious home base for the next few days. Drop off your car and get ready for some serious relaxing, where your most difficult decision will be deciding if you want to take in the magnificent Gulf Coast sunset during your walk along the 26 mile long,...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 3: Tupelo-Columbus-Laurel

Janice Nieder's Mississippi road trip continues with day 3... There is so much to see in Columbus, “The city that has it all!” that depending on your time frame you might want to spend the night here. For starters, how cool is it that Columbus’s Welcome Center (where you can pick up all the info you need from the helpful docents) is...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 2: Oxford to Tupelo

Join in the adventure! Janice Nieder heads to Tupelo in Part 2 of the Mississippi Road Trip... Detour to New Albany, a recent winner of USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Best Southern Small Town, for some tasty breakfast sweeties at Sugaree's Bakery. For over 20 years Mary Jennifer Russell has wowed fans with her Southern heirloom recipes, carefully baked with a...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 1: Oxford

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Welcome to Part 1 of Janice Nieder's Mississippi road trip. Grab a buddy and hit the road for this fun-filled, Mississippi Home-Town Discovery road trip where you’ll visit the homes of literary biggies, William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, as well as the birthplace of Elvis-the King of Rock and Roll. Of course, this being the South, there will be lots...

Road Trippin’: Amy Poehler to direct, star in ‘Wine Country’ set in Napa Valley

It's happening—Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix! Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and featuring Tina Fey. Get excited. Get real excited.

Poehler and friends descend upon Napa Valley to celebrate a birthday party.