Put Your “Wine Country” Trip on the Back Burner

Put Your “Wine Country” Trip on the Back Burner

California’s “Wine Country” (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino counties) near San Francisco has long been a “hot” tourist destination, especially at this time of year. But right now it’s “too hot to handle” for both visitors and locals as fires have burnt across the region destroying wineries, vineyards, homes, and business with no end to the conflagrations …

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Where in The World is “D.B. Cooper”?

Where in The World is “D.B. Cooper”?

A passenger tells a flight attendant that there’s a bomb aboard and it will be detonated unless his demands for $200,000 in cash and certain other items are met. After the plane lands, the money and those items are handed over. All passengers and most of the crew are permitted to deplane. Then the plane …

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Winding Your Way Across Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley Wine Country

Winding Your Way Across Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley Wine Country

Both resident and visiting wine drinkers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley are confronted with a Gordian knot-like problem: With over 500 wineries, how can you possibly figure out which to visit and which to skip? But there’s a simple solution: Rather than spending hours visiting Websites or consulting guidebooks to decide where to go, just pick …

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