Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

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Jenee Darden gives an acceptance speech for her New America Media Award
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Award-winning journalist Jeneé Darden inspires and enlightens through her personal stories. She was a teenager when her father Christopher Darden became a prosecutor during the O.J. Simpson Trial. "The Trial of the Century was a turbulent time in my life that I wish on no one,"  says Jeneé. "But it left me with valuable life lessons that I share with others." A mental health advocate, Jeneé gets real about living with depression and fighting internalized stigma. As an African-American journalist who covers race and gender, she talks about issues related to those groups along with sex. Jenee's reporting, advocacy and personal story have reached people around the world. She speaks at conferences, graduations, universities, schools and corporations. Read her bio here.

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