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  • Mustard Season Napa Valley

    Mustard Season Napa Valley

    Every year towards the end of winter the vineyards in the Napa Valley come alive with a brilliant carpet of mustard showing vivid yellow flowers below the bare grape trunks. Mostly growing wild, the mustard is more than just a feast for the eyes, it is a feast for the vines. Once the flowers fade…

  • The History of the Ural Motorcycle

    The History of the Ural Motorcycle

    The origins of the IMZ-Ural are linked to developments on the eastern front during World War II. The Soviet Union was preparing for possible military action by Nazi Germany. Joseph Stalin ordered the Soviet military to prepare in all potential areas, including the ground forces defending the Soviet Union against invading German tanks and infantry. Mobility was…

  • A Year of Joys in Unpretentious Calistoga

    A Year of Joys in Unpretentious Calistoga

    In the heart of Napa Valley, the charming community of Calistoga blooms with annual highlights, brimming with life and spirit. This unpretentious year-round resort is a haven for those seeking relaxation, spa treatments, wine tasting, and outdoor activities, all without an ounce of snobbery. In September, the Calistoga Harvest Table event ushers in the fall…