April 2016

A Gondola Ride, Part of My Oxnard Experience!

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  Sometimes everything just comes together. The night of the Twitter chat for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) was one of them.  That night they were giving away prizes, and I won the big bonanza prizes of a ride on the Gondola Paradisio.  A Gondola Ride in the Channel island harbor what a […]

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the Amber Museum, a Copenhagen House Original

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For a girl like me that loves jewelry, there was never any doubt that I would be stopping at the Amber Museum during my recent visit to Solvang, California. Lovely pieces of amber jewelry are on display, some for sale, other just as an exhibit. The museum was inspired by what they refer to as their  “sister-museum” […]

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Elverhhoj Museum of History & Art, the Heart of Solvang

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This lovely museum is housed in the former home of Vigo Brandt-Erichsen, a Solvang sculptor and artist.  Vigo Brandt-Erichsen was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and  his wife Martha Mott was an accomplished painter and art teacher. The home they lived in together is now enjoyed by all as they tour the hand-crafted structure built in […]

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The Greenhouse Café, a Nordic Bistro offers up traditional fare in Solvang!

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What is the old saying?  “When in Rome, do as the Roman’s do”.  Well in Solvang, California, the Danish community in the Santa Ynez Valley, we decided to do as the Danish do and try some traditional fare.  At the lovely Greenhouse Café with its greenhouse atmosphere, we watched tourists walk by and ordered the […]

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Solvang Gardens Lodge, an Oasis in this Danish Community

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I saw a post of Facebook the night I stayed at the Solvang Gardens Lodge from a fellow travel writer. They wrote that they had a fireplace and a whirlpool tub and thought this was a heavenly way to end a day of touring.  I agree and that was easy to do as my fellow […]

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