packed into this map dot are enough wineries, farm-to-table restaurants and miles of river to keep you as busy — or not — as you want to be for a long weekend.
Forestville’s unofficial motto is “The Good Life,” and that’s what a visit to the Russian River Wine Country seems to be about: hiking, kayaking, indulgent meals and tasting at acclaimed wineries.
 while summer crowds descend on the prestigious towns of neighboring wine regions (ahem, Napa), Forestville remains delightfully low-key, with fewer tourists and more small-town charm.
Late summer’s warm days lend themselves to splashing on the Russian River, and grapes hanging heavy on the vines provide a postcard-worthy backdrop to valley adventures.
The town has been on the radar of international travelers since 2013 when the AAA four-diamond Farmhouse Inn made Travel + Leisure’s list of 100 best hotels in the world (it currently ranks No.
Share your spiffed-up travel videos with Cameo
What’s hot: I’m daunted by other video-editing apps, but I was enamored with Cameo’s latest because of its lightning-quick video import tool.
There also was some hip music I could choose and use — for free — to accompany my video.
Need inspiration? I found some sample videos by scrolling down on the Vimeo.com website.
Some fans of Cameo’s original app say they miss the social element that is gone with this version.
Luci Original Inflatable Solar Light by Mpowerd
Trying to illuminate your campsite at night without wearing a dorky flashlight-headband and without blinding (and irritating) your neighbors with what, in the blackness of a peaceful campground, seems like a 1,000-watt Coleman lantern has been a challenge.
The Luci inflatable solar lantern helps solve this.
A heavy plastic blow-up cylindrical “bulb” sits on top of the LEDs and inflates to 4 inches tall.
The settings are “bright” and “super bright,” plus a flashing mode for emergencies.
Hiking the PCT got a big boost of interest recently, from a best-selling book, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," written by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, followed by a Hollywood movie starring Reese Witherspoon.