Articles by Melanie Warner

Kona Kai Resort – A Southern California Adventure Destination

Kona Kai Resort – A Southern California Adventure Destination The iconic Kona Kai Resort was once a grand Disney resort that attracted Hollywood celebrities over the years. Today, this waterfront resort has been recently renovated, updated, and expanded with a $22 million makeover.

Paso Robles Travel Review - Wine & Dine Without Breaking the Bank

Paso Robles Travel Review - Wine & Dine Without Breaking the Bank Paso Robles is nestled between some of the best wine regions in the country with over 180 wineries to choose from. We will give you the lowdown on where to stay, what to eat, and how to drink wine like a pro - all at affordable prices.

The Wild West Revisited: Travel Adventures in Northern Nevada

The Wild West Revisited: Travel Adventures in Northern Nevada Most people think Nevada is strictly desert and casinos. I was determined to prove them wrong. What started out as a forced family road trip evolved into a journey of exciting new discoveries and adventures we could all cross off our bucket list.

Northern California Wine Country Getaway: 15 Wineries in 3 Days

Northern California Wine Country Getaway: 15 Wineries in 3 Days Healdsburg, CA is enviably nestled between 4 regional wine appellations and boasts over 100 wineries. Follow my journey as I sip and savor with the locals and show you how to get the most out of this incredible and undiscovered wine region.

5th Annual San Francisco Chefs Food, Wine & Spirits Festival - Sip, Nibble & Mingle With 200 Chefs

5th Annual San Francisco Chefs Food, Wine & Spirits Festival - Sip, Nibble & Mingle With 200 Chefs San Francisco's premier food, wine, and spirits festival, SF Chefs, is back for its fifth year in the heart of Union Square. Celebrate local cuisine, while experiencing the talents and passions of 200 chefs, winemakers and artisans.

Big Bear Travel Review: Big Fun for Bears of All Ages

Big Bear Travel Review: Big Fun for Bears of All Ages Adventures abound in this alpine wonderland far above the crowds and the clouds. Discover the perfect road trip or getaway in your own backyard.

Passion for Chocolate: A day with Jaques and Hasty Torres

Passion for Chocolate: A day with Jaques and Hasty Torres What if your job was to eat chocolate all day and be with the one you love? That's the dream life of the royal couple of chocolate: Jacques and Hasty Torres. You won't believe what they cook up together!

Family Table with Danny Meyer and Carmen Quagliata: Foods Meets Family

Family Table with Danny Meyer and Carmen Quagliata: Foods Meets Family Have you ever wondered what chefs eat when they are hungry? How do they have time to eat before or after a busy night in the kitchen of their famous restaurants? Pleasing each guest is an art form, so what’s left at the end of the night?

Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs Alumni Dinner: Pebble Beach Event

Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs Alumni Dinner: Pebble Beach Event Food & Wine Magazine’s annual “Best New Chefs Awards” was created 26 years ago. The annual event honors only the most exceptional men and women who are pushing culinary boundaries in this country.

Southern Calling: Lexus Chef’s Table Lunch with Michelle Bernstein & Dean Fearing

Southern Calling: Lexus Chef’s Table Lunch with Michelle Bernstein & Dean Fearing Lexus Culinary Masters Michelle Bernstein (Michy’s) and Dean Fearing (Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton) spoiled a private reception of guests with a unique dining experience celebrating classic dishes deep from the American South.

Taste Perfection With Daniel Boulud: Celebrating 20 years of DANIEL

Taste Perfection With Daniel Boulud: Celebrating 20 years of DANIEL For more than 20 years, 3-star Michelin master chef Daniel Boulud has thrilled guests with his culinary excellence at one of the top restaurants in the world, DANIEL. See behind-the-scenes photos of this exclusive and private event.

Lexus Grand Tasting Event Review: Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival (2013)

Lexus Grand Tasting Event Review: Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival (2013) The Lexus Grand Tasting tent holds all the best surprises from the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival. With over 50 events throughout the 4 day festival, this is certainly one of the highlights.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Review: the Superbowl for foodies

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Review: the Superbowl for foodies From sole to soul: the 6th annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival hosted over 8,000 guests, with 300 volunteers, featuring 250 wineries and over 100 master chefs from all over the world

Pebble Beach Food and Wine: The Super Bowl for Food and Wine Lovers

Pebble Beach Food and Wine: The Super Bowl for Food and Wine Lovers Pebble Beach Food & Wine features over 100 world-renowned chefs, fine winemakers, cooking demonstrations, and memorable culinary experiences. This is considered the top food and wind festival in the country.

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder Interview: Wrestling Teddy Bears, Surviving Cancer, and Living the Dream

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder Interview: Wrestling Teddy Bears, Surviving Cancer, and Living the Dream WWE Superstar Zack Ryder didn't hit it big when he first came on the scene. So he decided to take matters into his own hands. Read his inspiring story here and find out what's next for this Long Island dreamer.

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Review - Stay and Play in Monterey

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Review - Stay and Play in Monterey If you are looking for respite on the California Coast, then the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is the perfect stop. One of the top spas in the country, this is the place to be pampered and spoiled rotten before you return to reality.

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort Review - Snakes, Caves, and Eagles in Texas Hill Country

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort Review - Snakes, Caves, and Eagles in Texas Hill Country The beauty of Texas Hill Country is something that every nature-lover should experience. With American Bald Eagle sightings and ever-changing weather – you never really know what discovery a new day will bring.

Fish Camp Review - Not a Camp for Fish, an Escape for Travel Enthusiasts

Fish Camp Review - Not a Camp for Fish, an Escape for Travel Enthusiasts It’s not a camp for fish, it’s an adventurous escape for travel enthusiasts. This resort area gives you the best of both worlds: the rustic outdoors with luxury amenities at your fingertips.

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