Category: Road Trips

Road Trip to Railroad Park Resort

     As we Road Trip around NorCal I am always in search of something with the “Wow” factor to share with our readers and for this edition I hit the jackpot.     On a blustery day in December my better half Randy and I packed a quick overnight bag and took the lovely drive from Westwood to Dunsmuir for a quick getaway at the Railroad Park Resort.     Purchased by Mark and Mary Lilley in 2017 this 50 acre hideaway in the shadow of the majestic Castle Crags is not just a lodging option, it is...

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Road Trip to Cascade Theatre in Redding CA

A Cascade Christmas By Melissa Wynn The magic of the holiday season fills the air in Northern California and a great way to soak it up and share it with your loved ones is to catch a Christmas show at the Cascade Theatre at 1731 Market Street in Redding. Since 1935 spectators have flocked to this famous show house to enjoy holiday performances on stage and screen. A Cascade Christmas is Redding’s foremost holiday tradition and families from miles around have been starring in and attending this amazing performance for generations. Local talent brings the spirit of the season...

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Stewart Mineral Springs Bathhouse Retreat

Stewart Mineral Springs Bathhouse Retreat and Center for Spirituality A True NorCal Hidden Gem … By Raquel LeBaudour    While many of us devour modern technology and LOVE being connected, we also seek some pretty innovative ways to find balance, recharge our batteries and disconnect from life’s distractions. On a smokey Sunday in early August, I was off to experience an ancient treatment used to detoxify, rejuvenate, and rebalance the body by reconnecting with nature and it was right up the road, in our very own, Northern California backyard.     Neatly tucked into the foothills of Mount Shasta just outside...

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Road Trip To Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

By Melissa Wynn       On a beautiful weekend in June my hubby Randy and I decided to spend a few nights camping at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area with my brother Cody and his family who live nearby in Redding. This 42,000 acre park is just eight miles west of Redding and boasts 4 waterfalls, several creeks and the stunning Whiskeytown Lake making it a favorite for fishermen from near and far.    While browsing the website to make our reservations I noticed that the Saturday of our visit just happened to be one of the dates...

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Road Trip To Belden Town Resort

By Melissa Wynn Few places compare to the beauty of Plumas County along the wild and scenic Feather River. Rugged, forested terrain lines the river canyon along Highway 70 and that’s just where you will find Belden Town Resort. Perched on a hillside, on the edge of the Feather River’s north fork, it’s easy to see why visitors have been coming here to fish and relax for generations. On a lovely day in mid-spring my significant other and I decided to take an overnight retreat to shake off the cabin fever and welcome in a new season. Belden Town...

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