Sip & Savor

California Wineries Offer Top Wine and Food Experiences Year-Round Wine Lovers Can Also Sip and Savor at Winery Restaurants Whether a beginner or experienced wine taster, kick your California wine country experience up a notch by pairing regional wines with farm-to-fork tastes and meals. For those who want the inside scoop on the ultimate wine and food experiences […]

Tobacco-Free Kids

Oregon Will Be Third State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids The Oregon Legislature has taken bold action to protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21. Lawmakers gave final approval to the […]

Baby Shower Gift Guide

SHOWER THE SOON-TO-BE-MAMA & PAPA IN YOUR LIFE WITH GORGEOUS GIFTS THEY’RE SURE TO LOVE & APPRECIATE It may be the season for Grads and Dads, but Spring and Summer are  packed with baby showers, too.  If you’re on the Guest List but nothing on the Registry suits your fancy, fortunately for you, we’re here […]

DOWN TIME: GREECE

Greece Leads as Top Travel 365-Days Destination, 30 Million Visitors Expected in 2017 Greece’s incomparable natural beauty, ancient history, vibrant urban culture & spirit of “philotimo” expected to attract 900,000 US visitors The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO)announced that it expects a record-breaking 30 million international visitors to Greece for 2017. This represents a growth […]

Global Running Day with Westin

Westin Hotels & Resorts Salutes The Early Rising Running Community Study Reveals Travelers Are Up Before the Sun to Reclaim their Well-Being Routine Beginning on Global Running Day, Westin Pilots Reflective Gear, Adding to the Brand’s Popular & Pioneering Gear Lending Program In celebration of Global Running Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott […]

Power-Packed Plates

Hain Celestial Offers Tips for Cleaner Eating Tomato Soup with Herb Roasted Shrimp As summer approaches and more fresh fruits and veggies come into season, it’s a great time to think about how to “clean your plate.” And, by this, we don’t mean eating every last bite. At Hain Celestial, a clean plate means a […]

Wounded Warriors Kayak

Gator Tales: Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Connect While Kayaking The serenity of Michael Iwaniusz’s recent kayaking trip on Lofton Creek was interrupted by two baby alligators jumping from a log into the coffee-black water. The Navy veteran didn’t flinch. “If I was on my own, I would have panicked,” he said. “But I had other […]

DOWN TIME: COSTA RICA

DOWN TIME: COSTA RICA If the purpose of life is “to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences,” (Eleanor Roosevelt), then choosing the Pura Vida in Costa Rica is the way to get there. Pura Vida is a Costa Rican colloquial phrase that translates to […]

Cannabis Cocktails

Humboldt Distillery Celebrates 420 With New Cannabis-Infused Vodka Cocktail Recipe Humboldt Distillery, producer of award-winning organic vodka and rums, recently introduced Humboldt’s Finest, a cannabis-infused vodka. The spirit is now available throughout California and at select retailers in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin – just in time to enjoy creative 4-20 celebratory cocktails. “Humboldt’s Finest is infused with a legal food-grade hemp, without any detectable THC, […]

Kaiser Fights Mental Health Stigma

Kaiser Permanente Launches “Find Your Words” Campaign to Fight Stigma Around Mental Health Efforts also include $1.5 million in behavioral health grants for schools According to a recent report published by Mental Health America, over 40 million Americans are dealing with a mental health concern—more than the populations of New York and Florida combined. Even […]