Coming from Seattle, we'd like to travel through Washington wine country this year eating good food and tasting wine. Our ultimate goal is Walla Walla, but we assume we will probably stop in the Tri-Cities and Yakima Valley as well. An acquaintance advises against visiting during Spring Release the first weekend of May due to crowds. When would be an alternate time to go that would still have nice weather but be easier to find lodging? We will have a car and would probably want to spend less than $200 a night at hotels.
Help my girlfriend and I plan two awesome walking tours of Portland, OR! [more inside]
Looking for cool and cheap day trips accessible from Oakland. Preferably things like hot springs, nature/hiking, cheap wineries, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help!
Why do winerys/distilleries only use oak barrels for aging purposes? [more inside]
I've booked tickets to San Francisco for a 4-day trip in mid-March. I am looking for advice on: (1) what Northern California area would be best to visit for a good mix of interesting activities and romantic/luxurious atmosphere (wine country? coast? city?); (2) good places to stay in $200-500 per night range; and (3) interesting things to do or places to visit. [more inside]
Which wineries in Napa and Sonoma are the friendliest and most reasonably priced? [more inside]
Looking for off the beaten track destinations/activities in Sonoma/Napa (and/or Monterey). [more inside]
Planning a wine tour vacation in the spring (late April) and wondering where the Napa Valley of the Eastern US is? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a couple of wineries in the Wilamette Valley region by Portland? My SO and I will be there this coming weekend, and would like to know which ones we should stop at. [more inside]
Looking for good hotels and wineries in Washington State wine country. [more inside]
Can you recommend outstanding wineries in or around Willamette Valley, Oregon? [more inside]
I'd like recommendations on places to stay and things to do in and around Solvang, CA. [more inside]
Recommendations for wineries for a daytrip from Oakland CA? [details inside] [more inside]