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Historic Chinatown San Francisco: The Cantonese Enclave

August 24, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Historic Chinatown San Francisco: The Cantonese Enclave

All year, Chinatown San Francisco presents an intriguing and exotic walk for any visitor to the city. A February visitor will be especially fortunate. The February celebration of the Chinese New Year includes cheerful urban cacophony of unparalleled dimension.

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The Authentic Tourist Train from Nevada’s Carson City to Virginia City, the Historic Silver Mining Capital

August 16, 2016 · Leave a Comment

The Authentic Tourist Train from Nevada’s Carson City to Virginia City, the Historic Silver Mining Capital

The thrill of a 21-mile ride on an authentic steam train carrying you back to the fabulously wealthy silver mining history of Nevada should be high on your must-do exploration list regarding the American West.

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Lee Foster Talk at BAIPA Tomorrow

August 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

I’ll be talking tomorrow at BAIPA about “Monetizing Your Book Content.” Drop by to learn more. http://bit.ly/2a6XrKM

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San Francisco’s Cable Cars: Visiting the Cable Car Barn/Museum

August 1, 2016 · Leave a Comment

San Francisco’s Cable Cars: Visiting the Cable Car Barn/Museum

The simple joy of a Cable Car ride in San Francisco is something every visitor should consider.

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San Mateo Coastside California: Shipwrecks and the Portuguese

July 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment

San Mateo Coastside California: Shipwrecks and the Portuguese

Coastal San Mateo, south of San Francisco on Highway 1, is a joy to drive. It presents lighthouses and historic shipwrecks as well as ethnic history (such as Portuguese farmers), small towns, and appealing beaches, some with tidepools.

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Riding the Skunk Train: Fort Bragg Through the Forest on California’s Mendocino Coast

July 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Riding the Skunk Train: Fort Bragg Through the Forest on California’s Mendocino Coast

Small railroads played an important role in the historic development of Northern California. Today one of those railroads, the Skunk Train, continues to flourish as an excursion train between Fort Bragg and Willits on the Mendocino Coast.

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Art and the Gray Whale: The Town of Mendocino on the California North Coast

July 12, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Art and the Gray Whale: The Town of Mendocino on the California North Coast

The California gray whale, art, and the ecological consciousness of the state can be enjoyed along the preserved Northern California Mendocino coast.

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The Russian Incursion into California: Fort Ross

July 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment

The Russian Incursion into California: Fort Ross

There was a time in the early history of California when Russia might have been destined to play a much larger role in the state’s history. In its quest for furs, the Russians established a North American beachhead at Sitka, Alaska, at the dawn of the 19th century.

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Lee Foster Publishes Second Book in China in Chinese

June 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lee Foster Publishes Second Book in China in Chinese

My Chinese publisher has just come out with the ebook translation of my travel/literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time. This is my second book in Chinese.

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Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Today

June 22, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Today

Alice Waters remains a presiding spirit over Berkeley’s celebrated Gourmet Ghetto, where I happen to live. But there are newcomers also who enliven the scene.

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