Coopers Vineyards, Dollar Bill & Barbera

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Dick Cooper, whose family originally arrived in the Sierra Foothills in 1919, is generally considered Amador County’s “Godfather of Barbera.” The whole Barbera thing came almost as an accident—the name of a grape jotted down on a dollar bill. Zinfandel might be Amador’s heritage grape, but it is a grape that does well in other parts of California. Barbera, on the […]

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IKamper Hardtop One Expands For Roomy Roof-Top Camping

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Roof-top tents provide a light, simple, affordable alternative to camping trailers and motorhome conversions, but they tend to look quite the same from one make and model to the next, with little unique innovation separating them. South Korea’s iKamper makes a simple but very useful improvement upon the average roof tent by combining two styles—the […]

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Grace Patriot: From Patriot To Award-Winning Wine

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Cashing in on some gold rush history, we recently traveled California Highway 49 sampling the distinct flavors of the region. This is where a local wine industry is emerging as the new Mother Lode. El Dorado County’s Grace Patriot Wines, a family-run business, provides not only award-winning wine, but history to the area. Their scenic property lies […]

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Gaffney: Giant Peach, Cowpens, Premium Outlets & Freightliner Custom Chassis

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The Giant Peach does exist! You can’t miss it as you drive down I-85. The Peachoid, as it is called, is a massive peach-shape water tower in Upcountry South Carolina at Gaffney. The water tower holds one million gallons of water and is located off Peachoid Road by Interstate 85 between exits 90 and 92. Usually referred […]

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Quantis Marq: Versatile Concept Camper

Quantis Marq: Versatile Concept Camper

It was the visual contrast of the white, smooth fiberglass and the military-green of the cab that first attracted me to the German-designed Quantis Marq. But it’s the highly efficient use of interior space that makes this camper concept most intriguing. An interesting blend of function and fashion, the prototype design features a clean, modern shell […]

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Discover Your Parks During National Park Week

What makes Lake Powell so memorable is the contrast between the deep clear blue waters and the surrounding landscape—stark red sandstone rocks. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

As the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation’s parks and monuments, all Americans are encouraged to get out and #FindYourPark during National Park Week, April 16 through 24. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the week so choose a park, near or far, and discover what […]

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