P.S. I Love You

Petite Sirah (aka. Durif, Petite Syrah) I Love You! Developed in the 1870s in France’s Rhône region where it is known as Durif or Petite Syrah, this grape variety is more commonly known by its slightly anglicized synonym, Petite Sirah—particularly in California. The “petite” refers to the size of its berries and leaves that look like its namesake. Dr. Francois […]

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RVC Outdoor Destinations Completes Yosemite RV Resort Redevelopment

RVC Outdoor Destinations, the nation’s leading provider of high-quality outdoor vacation properties, has completed the redevelopment and conversion of Yosemite RV Resort, which has joined its nationwide network of high-quality resort properties. The campground, which was previously operated as a KOA franchise under the name Yosemite South Coarsegold, has been expanded and received extensive upgrades […]

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Wagon Station Encampment: Retreat, Residency & Campground

Like a scene from a science fiction movie, the Wagon Station Encampment, consists of 10 sleeping pods, called wagon stations, as well as a communal outdoor kitchen, open-air showers, and composting toilets. The experimental project was conceived by artist Andrea Zittel who describes the encampment as “a cross between a retreat and a residency and a […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park: Exploring a Restless Landscape

Here, on the Cascade Range in Northern California, we’re gaping at a large pool of bubbling mud the color of mushroom soup gone very, very bad. A rotten-egg smell fills the air. The smell is hydrogen sulfide. After all, we’re at a place called the Sulphur Works. One hundred eighty-one degrees. Impressive. The interesting thing […]

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