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

an Diego – Balboa Park is considered by many to be the “Crown Jewel” of the city. Its 1,200 acres are home to 15 museums, the Tony award winning Old Globe Theater, other art venues, the world famous San Diego Zoo, dozens of gardens, recreation and play areas, shops and restaurants. 2015 marks its centennial[…]

mendenhall Glacier by Kayak

Alaska at a Glance

Summer is almost here and that means tourist season in Alaska. Whether traveling to our 49th. state by plane, car, ferry, train or cruise ship, here’s a quick look at some interesting destinations. Anchorage – A must is the six-hour Alaska Railroad trip to their newest whistle stop, Grandview.  The train meanders through alpine meadows[…]

My Fantasy Road Trip: A Poker Odyssey

As a travel writer, I’m often questioned about my dream vacation. My answer is always a “poker getaway.” I’d skip beaches, sightseeing, museums, shopping, sporting events, etc., and follow my personal yellow brick road in the direction of a casino or card room to play in poker tournaments across the country. My odyssey would begin in[…]

2014 – Holiday Travel Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year to think about presents. Here are a few of my favorites. Head to Toe: Outdoor Research’s Exit Cap is stylish and comfortable. It’s durable wool/polyester/nylon blend will keep your head warm and dry. Exit Cap™ Clothing Arts has a couple of super products to keep thieves at bay (I[…]