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 a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and is the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

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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