Showing posts from January, 2017
Now that all the traveling during the holidays has passed, it’s fun to look forward to another exciting wintery trip — one that isn’t too far from home. Sacramento is centrally located near several destinations that are popular during every season — like the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and other quaint coastal towns. This winter, make reservations at these cozy getaway resorts and cabins scattered throughout the area. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a winter wonderland!
1. MENDOCINODistance from Sacramento: 4 Hours Mendocino is a coastal oasis known for its natural beauty. It hosts a collection of Victorian villages residing along the coastline, picturesque vineyards and towering redwood forests. In fact, this charming town was included amongst Frommer’s lists of the Best Places to Go in 2016! If you haven’t yet been, you simply must add Mendocino to your 2017 bucket list. The best part about all of this? Mendocino is just und…
YOUR Winter GUIDE TO THE SACRAMENTO AREA January 2017 While this region is lucky enough to enjoy pleasant and mild weather all year long, you might still be experiencing some winter blues. Now that the holidays are over, putting on your jacket to go outside may not have the same charm and magic you experienced in December. But alas, there is so much to do in the Sacramento area during the winter! From annual events and festivals to cozy wintery activities, these ideas will ensure a pleasant remainder of the season for you and your family.
EVENTS IN JANUARYDine Downtown // January 12–22 Photo of Ten22 Restaurant Courtesy of Downtown Sacramento Partnership We are smack dab in the middle of Dine Downtown, a 10-day dining extravaganza that allows foodies and families to enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe meals from participating downtown restaurants. Check out our guide to Dine Downtown 2017 — including an interactive map and description of each restaurant — and join in on all of the fun …
10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Your SellersDECEMBER 2016 | BY TRACEY HAWKINS

After Christmas, many people put the empty boxes their expensive gifts came in out on the curb. What do you think that says to potential burglars?  It screams, “I just got a brand-new TV! Come and rob me!” That’s just one example of some unwise habits homeowners have. If you are a seller opening your doors to the public for showings, habits such as these put you in even greater danger.  Consider using this checklist to help protect your home whether you're listing it or not. National Snapshot of Burglaries A burglary is committed every 20 seconds, with nearly 1.6 million such crimes nationwide annually, according to the FBI’s 2015 Crime in the United States report. That’s down 7.8 percent from 2014. Total property crime, which includes arson, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft, reached nearly 8 million instances in 2015, down 2.6 percent from 2014. Maintain your property. Especially in the wintertime, many …