My favorite weekend of the year to visit Napa Valley is Memorial Day. Why you ask? Well, it’s the annual Bottlerock music festival weekend. Alas, this year is the first year I am not attending of the past few years, as I’ve moved away from Northern California. That means I’ll be missing out on the Killers, Bruno Mars and tomorrow’s headliner, Muse (all of whom I’ve seen before, but still). This is the most civilized of all the festivals, with culinary stages and wineries to boot.
While you’re enjoying the festivities, don’t forget to head out from the festival grounds and explore the valley, one of the best weekender locations in the country!
Wine or wine not?
So I have to confess something here. I’m not much of a drinker. I know, I know. Is it too late now to say sorry? Just kidding, I’m not sorry. You’re wondering: how could a light imbiber possibly have anything to say about the most famous wine producing region in the US?
Turns out, there’s a ton of things to do here that don’t necessarily involve spirits, and don’t worry, I will feature some absolutely fantastic wineries on our journey through the beautiful Northern California countryside. There’s just one question you have to ask yourself:
Wine or wine not?
A few years ago, for her birthday, I promised my sister that I would treat her to one of her bucket list destinations, Miraval Spa near Tucson, Arizona (it was one of mine, too). It took a few years before I became financially solvent enough, but we finally made it.
Started from the bottom, now we’re here.
So, we packed our bags for the vast, arid landscape of the Sonoran desert to enjoy some pampering, national park sights and southwestern culture. Listen to the Blink 182 song, that you’ll beat to death in Tucson, okay?
In the desert, you can remember your name…