Exploring Napa, California, Part 2

Exploring Napa, California

Discover the Wonders of Napa Valley, California

“Wine Is Sunlight, Held Together by Water.” ― Gailileo

If you’re wondering what’s the best season to choose for your Napa Valley trip, the truth is that you’re going to love it any time of the year. Surrounded by lush vineyards and endless possibilities for wine tasting, you’ll be as close to heaven as you can be while you’re still constrained by the laws of gravity here on Earth. That being said, there’s something particularly wondrous about winter in Napa. The days are cool yet temperate, and the evenings provide the perfect opportunity to sit by an idyllic fireplace. It’s the kind of place that’s perfect for a long weekend — or even much longer. Traveling to this heavenly hotspot couldn’t be easier. Whether you choose to fly into the Napa or San Francisco, you have options. For a bachelorette party, traveling light is definitely a good idea. Grab that carry on luggage and go. Those who opt for an extended stay may want to bring checked luggage. Of course, if you’re planning on picking up more than a few bottles of vino on your vacances, checked luggage will become a necessity on your way back home.

Napa Valley Grapes

Grab Your Sweater and a Suitcase: It’s Time for Wine Country

Traveling to Napa is a pilgrimage of sorts. And while you’re in this rapturous region, you’ll want to make the most of it. For those who seek to immediately get the lay of the land, it’s time to grab a day-pack and hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. This is a great way to get to know the region as a whole, and you’ll delight in the lush landscape that will make for such brilliant pictures on your social media. The Swissgear 3576 Artz Laptop Backpack just might be the perfect pack to take on your train trip. Grab your laptop — after all, you’ll want to back up all those amazing pics you’ll be taking — then put it in your bag and go. The padded sleeve will keep your devices safe as the train is traveling through an abundance of picturesque towns. The doctor’s bag silhouette makes for a classic look that will undoubtedly earn compliments from your fellow travelers. And for the detail-oriented, it’s good to note that the interior is every bit as eye-catching as the exterior. A handy side pocket provides a perfect place to store your cords, allowing you to stay charged up during your journey. For those who like convenience while hurtling towards dazzling destinations, the front pocket is the ideal spot to store some souvenirs. While you’re on the train, you’ll have access to all sorts of amenities. Don’t forget to nab a water bottle on your way; staying hydrated is important when so much wine is swishing around! The bag boasts two pockets that allow you to make your water a priority. The pull straps encourage you to keep everything together in a tight package, and the organizer panel on the inside makes it a breeze to put your credit cards and other essentials in order.

Partake of Delicious Cuisine That Will Leave Your Mouth Watering for Decades to Come

Once you get back to your hotel room, chances are that you’ll start thinking about where you might get a bite to eat. Those who have planned in advance may find themselves heading out to The French Laundry, a Thomas Keller restaurant boasting three magnificent Michelin stars. Although the restaurant is considered one of the top 10 most difficult eateries in the world to score reservations at, it is possible to take over a table there. However, this will require some ingenuity and pre-planning. On the first day of every odd month, The French Laundry’s online schedule opens up at 10AM PST. Those booking around three months in advance will have the best opportunity to make magic happen. Make sure you have your credit card ready — the restaurant only takes pre-paid reservations — and click on your preferred dates quickly.

Eschew the Traditional Suitcase in Favor of Spinner Luggage You’ll Love

As previously mentioned, a trip to Napa usually involves a fair amount of souvenirs. For many, the best way to get everything back home intact is to bring the Swissgear 7272 Energie Expandable 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage set. If you’ve got the good taste to choose Napa as a vacation destination, after all, it seems likely that you’re partial to a telescoping handle and a suitcase that makes USB charging a priority. The 19-inch bag will win your heart over with its USB capabilities, while the larger bags will help you to transport that precious wine home. Carry on luggage has never looked so good — and neither has spinner luggage. These bags boast hardshells made up of special poly-carbonate material, and their wonderful wheels spin 360 degrees to make maneuvering the airport a breeze. Delight in the integrated TSA lock and enjoy the possibilities of plenty of packing space. When you attend wine tastings, you can relax in the knowledge that you’ve got enough space to take home all the beautiful bottles you need. Of course, you may also want to ship some bottles home. The world is your oyster (coincidentally, The French Laundry makes an oyster dish that is renowned around the world!) and you deserve the very best.

Napa Valley Sunshine

Refine Your Pristine Palate and Shoot for the Stars

If you’ve been craving an exquisite escape that will help remind you of what it means to be human, Napa Valley will delight your soul. You’ll find a spectacularly sensory experience that encourages you to engage with your body — and with those around you. As oenophile Benjamin Franklin once said, “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.” If he were alive right now, Mr. Franklin would undoubtedly be a huge fan of Napa.

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