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To experience an epic summer road trip.
Fresh cheese and wine from the Tillamook region; however, it was so tasty that it did not make it home.
Wish we’d packed: A kayak on the roof to explore the coves and coastline, and daily essentials, due to the lack of convenience stores along the coast.
 there’s a festival for that, a weeklong series of mushroom, winemaker and brewmaster dinners; exhibits; and wine and mushroom pairings: the Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival.
Mushroom hunts by foot, horseback and mountain bike; a special mushroom, wine and beer run of the Skunk Train; mushroom workshops and walks at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens; and the Mighty Mushroom Weigh-Off will take place over the course of the week, in every pocket of the county.
Reservations open Saturday for a series of new starlight snowshoe hikes that include a dinner at the Swiss-style mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows.
Focusing specifically on artisan producers — small, out-of-the-way wineries turning out innovative, hand-crafted vintages that don’t necessarily follow the rules — the event includes a winemaker mixer, tastings, winemaker panels and tasting seminars, and an after-party.
Deep in the south of France, Provence offers an almost predictable palette of travel experiences: oceans of vineyards, fields of scented lavender, adorable villages and intoxicating bouillabaisse.
Most Roman towns in Provence had a theater (some had several), baths, and aqueducts; the most important places had sports arenas.
Impressive physical remains — especially its stately temple and majestic arena — testify to Nimes’ former importance.
Wherever they went, the Romans impressed the “barbaric” locals with massive engineering projects.
Another fine Roman legacy in Provence is the open-air theater in Orange (another popular retirement town for army officers).
When a trove of ancient sculptures and bronzes was discovered underwater a few years ago, scuba-diving archaeologists had to haul them out at night to keep the site hidden from poachers.
The evocative Roman ruins you’ll see there make history an essential part of the picnic of the good life in France.
Rick Steves writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television.
Modern wineries usually aren’t modest affairs, and something has got to help pay for the spectacular settings, where architects, interior designers and landscape artists enjoy nearly the same marquee billing as the winemakers.
The Gould Evans architecture is stunning, with sloped ceilings supported by expansive glass wings, a rammed-earth wall, and rich finishes of black walnut, travertine and basalt stone.
For $100, I could have gotten the Reserve Experience, which features a tasting in the Library, enhanced with barrel samples, a cheese-charcuterie board, plus a tour of the 6,875-square-foot estate house (tasting room), the 7,500-square-foot winery, 12,000 square feet of caves, and vineyards.
Yet, with such an open, welcoming layout to the place, it’s easy to do a self-tour, and my host let me take a peek inside the labyrinthine caves after I asked.
The owners are George and Pam Hamel Jr., the managing director is George Hamel III, and the winemaker is John B.
For the last four years of his life, the Welsh bard sought refuge in Laugharne, a coastal village 225 miles due west of his harried alter ego in London, that bastion of soused peers and their public houses the sybaritic poet was loath to resist.
Thomas further exiled himself in Laugharne, eventually settling a good distance from the village center in the Boathouse, a whitewashed dwelling that hovers just above the estuary 100 paces from his writing shed.
Standing on the top stair leading down from the village path to the Boathouse, I intend to retrace the bard’s fabled daily rituals, a routine to stir the envy of any writer who favors the “mussel pooled and heron priested shore” over the city’s incessant cacophony.
Revelers now receive admission and gift shop discounts to the Boathouse, reduced lodging fees and specially priced pints at Browns Hotel, the poet’s favorite haunt.
Thomas retrieved his wife of just nine months, Caitlin Macnamara, from London and relocated to a rented cottage in this quaint seaside village.
The couple moved several times between England and Laugharne, finally retreating, in 1949, to the Boathouse where they could live outside the prying eyes and cocked ears of villagers.
Like the poet, who was known for his sense of remove, the three-story Boathouse appears in isolation on the coastal landscape, perched like a great egret above a broad retaining wall that separates the dwelling from the rocky beach below and, just beyond, a tidal marsh.
High and low paths, conjoined at the poet’s writing shed, lead to the steeply pitched stairs that descend into the home’s modest front garden.
Many scholars contend he crafted his most famous poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” a eulogy for his dying father, from the third-floor sitting room.
Imagining Dylan Thomas sequestered in his writing shed on a public path between an insular rural village and a bay of immense natural beauty, I understand why the author, who rewrote obsessively, never lacked for content.
Sadly, Thomas is often cited more for his devotion to the pint than his prowess with the pen, a consequence of not only many lost bouts with the London pubs but his ultimate demise on Nov.
The Arc’teryx Cayley Pant has a streamlined fit, which makes it dressed up enough for strolling city streets or going out to dinner.
With the addition of elastane for stretch performance, articulated knees and a gusseted crotch, you can wear the pants just as easily for hiking, trekking and a variety of outdoor pursuits.
The cargo pockets are sewn in a way that allows you to carry items in them without ballooning out and looking as if you’ve filled them completely full.