Family Fun

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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Pea Soup Andersen a California Roadside tradition

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yePea Soup Andersen, the name has a certain ring to it.  It could almost be a children’s rhyme, “Pea Soup for you, Pea Soup for me, Pea Soup Andersen too, all three!” Okay, maybe not, but the name came up over and over again when I was traveling in the area of Buellton, California where […]

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Eight Tips For a Family Road Trip by Guest Blogger Carrie Steinweg

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Carrie is a prolific writer, a foodie, travel writer and columnist who also is a mom blogger.  Carrie is the first in my series of upcoming guest blogs.  Here are her Eight Tips For a Family Road Trip!   Eight Tips For a Family Road Trip  Keep the car clear. Years ago I interviewed an […]

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