Safari West Loses Accessible Bus in Wildfire

Accessible tent cabin at Safari West will reopen in 2018.

Accessible tent cabin at Safari West will reopen in 2018.

Safari West – a favorite attraction of mine – partially reopened their facilities last month after the Tubbs Fire ravaged Sonoma county. Although much of the land surrounding this wild animal preserve was parched by the fire, the good news is that no animals at Safari West were injured or killed as a result of it. Continue reading

Ballooning with Cherrie

Cherrie getting ready for her ride in America's first wheelchair-accessible balloon.

At first glance, it doesn’t appear that hot air ballooning is a good choice for wheelchair-users. But Cherrie likes to try new things, so I’m thrilled that we found a hot air balloon operator in Sonoma County that recently added a wheelchair-accessible balloon to his fleet. And Cherrie was thrilled to be one of his first passengers. Continue reading

Big Bottom Market Launches Winemaker Thursdays

The Big Bottom Market in Guerneville offers some tasty lunch selections

My friends at the incredibly cool Big Bottom Market in Guerneville just launched a fun new Thursday evening event — Winemaker Thursdays. It’s pretty much what the name implies — every Thursday evening a local winemaker will be invited to showcase their wines, share their story and even discuss wine and food pairings. Continue reading