Patricia’s Day of Family Biking & Wine Tasting in Graton

Today we have our first guest post! Written by a Mom and trust & estate attorney from San Francisco, Patricia DeFonte shares her unique experience of visiting the Russian River with her family. She describes her favorite activity of her trip (also one of our favorites), which was biking along the West County Trail in Forestville and Graton. She started in downtown Forestville, then biked and wine tasted her way to Graton and back.

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Adventure by the Ocean: A Wonderful Day Trip to Jenner, CA

From Stillwater Cove in the north to Wright’s Beach in the south, the area surrounding the hamlet of Jenner where the Russian River meets the sea is full of fun and sometimes quirky adventures for the whole family. Check out our choose your own adventure guide to a day trip in Jenner.

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I’m Ready for Post Lockdown Travel! Now What?

On a scale from 1-10, how ready are you for a vacation? If you asked me, I would say I am a 11! I will go ANYWHERE as long as it’s not home and as long as it is safe. But what does a safe vacation look like? At the time of the update of…

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Three Different Road Trips Through Northern California to the Russian River

It’s less than two hours from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Russian River in west Sonoma County, but why race up there when you could explore for a whole day? One of the things that we have come to love about the Russian River area is that vacation wonderland is so close, and…

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Six Best Winter Activities Along the Russian River with Kids

The Russian River area can be enjoyed by kids and adults all year round, even in the wintertime. You just have to know what to look for and that is why we decided to come up with a list of the six best kid friendly winter activities along the Russian River. The winter around here…

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Russian River Local Advice Blog

Howdy all! As hosts of Lucky Bend Lookout, a vacation rental on the Russian River in Guerneville we have spent a lot of time exploring Western Sonoma County with our kids to find the best family adventures. We want to share that local expertise more broadly but we need your help! Let us know in…

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