Arts & Culture

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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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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Solvang is All About Hans Christian Andersen

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A visit to Solvang is a visit to a Danish community. Settled in the early 1900’s, Solvang is the result of the Danish-American’s that  relocated from the fertile fields of Des Moines, Iowa to the Santa Ynez Valley of California where ground was more affordable. They moved here to build a Danish school so it makes sense […]

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