Daniel Mangin

Daniel Mangin

Back in the day, Daniel hitchhiked his way across the U.S.A., and though he never ran into Holly from Miami F.L.A. (or Lou Reed), he encountered enough intriguing people and places to fuel a lifetime of wanderlust. He counts Chichen Itza, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Rangoon, Mandalay, Pagan, Sichuan, Xi'an, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Death Valley, Banff National Park, and Chiang Mai's hill country among his favorite stops. The author of Fodor's Napa and Sonoma and a coauthor of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino, he has also written or co-authored books about California, New York City, San Francisco and the Central Coast wine region.

Most Recent Works

8 Best Hotels Within Walking Distance of Historic Sonoma Sites

8 Best Hotels Within Walking Distance of Historic Sonoma Sites

The 1823 Sonoma Mission (officially Mission San Francisco Solano) and related sites within the town of Sonoma's highly walkable downtown hark back to California’s era of Mexican rule. Luckily for both upscale and budget travelers, varied lodging options abound within walking distance. You could easily
16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma

16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma

Northern California's Wine Country is almost as famous for blissful pampering as it is for wine touring and fine dining. With treatments like grape-seed scrubs and products that
12 Best Hotel Pools in Napa and Sonoma

12 Best Hotel Pools in Napa and Sonoma

Midsummer Wine Country temperatures often hit 90-plus, making a dip in the pool nearly essential. The top resorts boast the fanciest pools and
10 Best Hotel Bars in Napa and Sonoma

10 Best Hotel Bars in Napa and Sonoma

As befits a destination with Napa and Sonoma's agricultural bounty, "farm-to-bar" cocktails are all the rage in Northern California's Wine Country.
10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

Some of winemaking's biggest names work in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, but the Wine Country's food-oriented lifestyle has lured chefs of equal stature, too. Many operate standalone restaurants, but at these ten outstanding hotels, you won't have to stray off property to experience spectacular
The 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Napa and Sonoma

The 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Napa and Sonoma

Romance can happen anywhere, but certain places achieve that combination of sexiness, seclusion, and service—and dollop of glamour—that pretty much guarantees memorable moments.