Daily Wanderlust: Napa Valley

Written by on July 27, 2012 in Destinations - 2 Comments

Funny thing — nearly a year to the day I found myself once again at San Francisco’s airport. In July 2011, I was there because Abby and I were meeting Kristin and heading out for a girlie weekend in Napa; in July 2012, I was there because I was taking a flight across the Pacific and heading to my new home and life as an expat in Thailand.

It is wild to believe an entire year has passed since we were drinking wine and enjoying a girl’s-only weekend in California’s beautiful Napa Valley.

During our trip, we were fortunate enough to stay at my friend’s hotel, the charming Chardonnay Lodge.

This shot is from the garden in front of our hotel. The owner, Karin Patel, not only has gorgeous roses in bloom, but even a little vineyard with a table and chairs. So quaint and charming!

The Chardonnay Lodge in Napa Valley

About the Author

Diana Edelman is an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The founder of Vegans, Baby, you can normally find her hanging out at vegan restaurants around town, exploring the beauty of the desert southwest or camped out at a coffee shop banging on a keyboard. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

2 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Napa Valley "

  1. Rease July 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm · Reply

    I’ve yet to be to Napa Valley. I do love me some wine though, I need to go. Too bad you are too far away for a return visit!

    • Diana July 30, 2012 at 3:28 am · Reply

      Napa rocks!!!!!

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