A Day at Disneyland


Latest Travel Stories:

A Day at Disneyland

My Fantasy Road Trip: A Poker Odyssey

San Diego's Balboa Park and A Day on the Bay

The Pioneer Corps of WW II

My Panama Hat

RIU Roundup: Cabo San Lucas and Playa Del Carmen

Coming Attractions:

Four Aces in Reno

AmaWaterways - On the Seine

Family Reunion: RIU Style in Cabo San Lucas

Biking Chico

Hall of Fame Photos

D-Day's Oddest Weapon

Travels with Hian Library:


Viejas - A Good Bet

La Casa Del Zorro Returns!

Can We Go to the Rim? Second Place/Silver Winner Annual NATJAWriters Competition, 2012

On and Off the Grid in San Francisco

Houseboating with My Pirate Pals First Place/Gold Winner Annual NATJA Writers Competition, 2010

2013 SanDiego Restaurant Week

2012 San Diego Restaurant Week

2011 San Diego Restaurant Week

2010 San Diego Restaurant Week

2009 San Diego Restaurant Week

Coronado Caper

Santa Barbara Car Free

Destination Temecula

San Diego Getaways:

The Historic Mission Inn and a Palm Springs Retreat


Hawaii by Sea

*Turtle Bay & O'ahu's North


* NCL's Pride of America:

   Cruising the Isands

11 Days with HAL

*A Duck Landed on My Lap

* The Mexican Riviera

* Zaandam A to Z

A Winning Travel Combination: Barbados and Royal Clipper

Gunkholing with CruiseWest

Terrific Tampa and Carnival's Carribean

The Spirit of Discovery: In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

Sailing Summit

The South:

Shreveport - A Good Bet  

Sexy South Beach and the

Doral Resort and Country Club

Rosemary Beach and Highway 30A



My Hall of Fame For Travel Photos Is Under Construction.





Thinking Out Loud: The French air traffic controllers are threatening to strike on the day I am departing for Paris.  Thank goodness I booked my air through AmaWaterways for my river cruise on the Seine.  They are taking care of alternate plans, potential re-booking flights, etc.  That's a huge help to their passengers.  Thanks, Amawaterways!!           

Poker Update: The Four Aces in Reno travel story visits the Atlantis, Eldorado, Grand Sierra and Peppermill casino resorts.  Coming soon!

Reminer: My 5-star rated app, Poker Tutorial: Omaha 101 - Improve Your Game and/or Learn the Basics, can be found in the iTunes store or Google: Poker Tutorial: Omaha 101.  Search "Omaha Poker Sutro" at Google Play for Android users.

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Howard Hian

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Travels with Hian Library:


Hacienda Tres Rios - It's Not Easy Being Green

Triple Treat: All Inclusive in Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen

The Aztec Eagles of WW II Featured in the August 2012 Issue of TravelWorld International Magazine and finalist in the 2012 North American Travel Journalists Association's writers competition.

Two Sides of Cabo San Lucas

Why Riviera Maya?

Quintessential Quintana Roo Cancun International Writers 2nd. Place Award, 2010

The Jews of Cancun North American Travel Journalist Finalist (4th. Place) Award Winner in 2013 Annual Writing Contest.

Las Vegas and Reno

Turn East at Barstow

A Good Bet in Reno

Four Winners in Las Vegas

Draw Three in Las Vegas

World Poker Tour Boot Camp &

Bobby's Room

Playing Hooky, Discovering Atlantis  

Las Vegas Civilized

Travel Goodies:

2014 Travel Gifts for the Holidays

2013 Travel Gifts for the Holidays

2012 Travel Gifts for the Holidays

Travel Goodies and Gizmos

My Favorite Hotels, Resorts and   

Travel Tips

A Second Carry On Plus      

Nine Other Nifty Travel Gifts

Travel Smart: Head to Toe

Travel Gifts for the Holidays

A Cocoon of Comfort

 The Midwest:


The A-B-Cs of Columbia, Missouri


Columbia: More Than a College


River Time on the Mighty Mississippi


Amsterdam and Budapest: A Quick Guide

Portugal Series:

The Alentejo and Porto
Lisbon and Sintra
Busaco and Luso

Sandals Resort in the Bahamas

The West & the Southwest:

The Seattle Seven - Reasons to Visit the Emerald City

Alaska at a Glance

Play Ball, Play in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Metronatural and the Seattle Seven

Portland: A - Z

The High Road to Taos

Santa Fe: A Ten Minute Walk Can Take Two Weeks

A Slice of Maui

A Horse Walked Into the Saloon: Only in Telluride

Historic Telluride, Colorado