Russian River Kayaking: What to Wear?

Randy Johnson | August 16, 2017
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When the beautiful Sonoma sun is shining, there’s no better way to beat the heat than a relaxing paddle down the Russian River. However, especially for those who have never kayaked before, it may be challenging to pick an appropriate outfit on the morning of your adventure. Proper planning and the correct gear will enhance Read More »

Bike Tours of Napa Valley: Guided Vs Self-Guided

Randy Johnson | August 9, 2017

As we begin to enter the twilight of summer and harvest season draws closer, thousands of people are planning their escapes to Napa Valley and to Wine Country as a whole. Many of them have realized, as we have, that one of the best ways to soak in the atmosphere of the area is from Read More »

Top Ten: The Barlow Center

Randy Johnson | July 3, 2017

The Barlow Center In an area world renowned for its wine making, brewing, and culinary delights, the Barlow Center takes the finest examples of each craft and brings them together on one campus. At 12.5 acres the Barlow contains a multitude of venues at which to indulge, offering everything from sloe gin to fresh ice Read More »

Local Happenings: Beerfest, The Good One

Randy Johnson | May 30, 2017
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  Ask any random person what they think of when they hear “Sonoma County,” and almost invariably the answer comes back: wine making (and drinking). While it certainly is true that this is one of the finest areas in the world for viniculture, Sonoma County also boasts an impressive lineup of world-class breweries and cideries. Read More »

Local Happenings: Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

Randy Johnson | April 19, 2017

The Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival is held every year as a celebration of spring, and the blooming of the apple trees historically cultivated in Sebastopol. Though apple production has waned over the past several decades, the culture has remained and provides a wonderful reason for a truly local festival. This year’s event will be the Read More »

Touring and Tasting Tips

Randy Johnson | April 13, 2017
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When going on a trip, especially one focused on wine tasting, thoughtful planning and preparation greatly enhances your overall experience. Research Before heading out, do some research; know your favorite wines and where to find them. Wine growing regions such as Sonoma and Napa each have several distinct appellations within them, each with a specific Read More »

Winery of The Month – April

Randy Johnson | April 6, 2017
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Wineries we love- T-Vine!   T-Vine offers an exploration of unique reds crafted from some of the most ancient and special vineyards found in California. While they have been in business almost 25 years, their Calistoga tasting room opened more recently and offers a small and sophisticated atmosphere set amidst a backdrop that captures the essence of Read More »

Our Sonoma-Napa Top Ten List

Randy Johnson | January 25, 2017
View from the Sonoma Coast's Peaked Hill on Getaway Adventures's Sonoma Coast Hike

This is going to be a series of our version on the top ten fun and interesting things to do in Sonoma and Napa Check back periodically for the series Up first: 1)   Hike. Blind Beach to Shell Beach. One of the most spectacular views on the Wild Sonoma Coast. 6 miles round trip. Tip: hike Read More »

Winterize your bike and riding experience

Randy Johnson | January 10, 2017

Winter shouldn’t signal the end of your bike riding season. Some of the most enjoyable rides can transpire during the time of year when most prefer to stay indoors. Fallen leaves, the smell of wet pavement or even the occasional snow flurry can add an extra level of enjoyment to a ride. However, it’s good Read More »

Annual Bike Sale

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Getaway Adventures is selling bikes! Do you or some you know need a bike? We are currently selling our 2015/16 Specialized Crosstrails at great prices. Bikes have been professionally maintained and are stored indoors with less than 1/2 years use. Cosmetically, there is no major damage to any of them, but they are rental bikes Read More »

New Year new blog schedule

Randy Johnson | January 3, 2017

We are going to do a bit more with our blog this year with a weekly schedule (yes we might miss a few) We want to make it useful and have some cool tips and some of our favorite’s things; the frequency and categories will be close to this schedule Week one: Winery/wine, Cider or Read More »

Local Events, Sonoma – Sofa Parade

Randy Johnson | November 19, 2016
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We call it the Sofa Parade! Santa Rosa’s 12th Annual WinterBlast! A super cool and totally homegrown event occurs near the end of November celebrating the arrival of the winter season. This year it’s happening on . Essential it’s a costume party and parade featuring colorful lights, fairies, pixies and a creative mix of artistic Read More »

The Single’s Sip ‘N Cycle Tour: The Un-Valentine Way to Spend the Day!

Randy Johnson | January 14, 2016
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It’s hard not to think romance when you think Wine Country, the landscape, the beautiful vineyards, the impressive hotels and resorts all scream romantic getaway!  But the truth is Wine Country is a prefect getaway for everyone, even if you may not happen to have a special someone.  Good food, great wine and amazing views Read More »

Happy New Year, Happy New Website!

Randy Johnson | January 13, 2016
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Happy New Year and Happy New Website! We have just launched our mobile friendly 2016 website which we hope you will like! A BIG “Thank You” to Travis Johnson for putting together such a great web site! Please peruse the site and feel free to let us know what you think!  We value your feedback Read More »