Daily Wanderlust: Napa Valley

Written by on July 27, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 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 Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads 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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