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Lee Foster’s Travel Literary Book Released as Audiobook

September 12, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Lee Foster’s Travel Literary Book Released as Audiobook

Lee Foster’s travel literary book, Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time, has been released as an audiobook.

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San Francisco Football 49ers New Levi’s Stadium

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

San Francisco Football 49ers New Levi’s Stadium

The 49ers new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is one of the loveliest palaces to sport ever built. It is now open for operation, with football as the main annual attraction, but hockey, wrestlemania, and concerts are also on the annual agenda. Maybe the new stadium’s existence will be a tipping element in the bid by the Bay Area for the 2024 Olympics.

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The Monterey Aquarium

August 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Monterey Aquarium

One of the great travel pleasures of Monterey, California, today is that its Monterey Aquarium enhances so superbly the area’s earlier legacy of nature attractions. The Aquarium presents the wonders of the sea, such as fish in a huge kelp forest, as a diver would experience them offshore. This wonder, so thoroughly scientific and precise, does not need enhancement with amusement park attractions.

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Chinatown San Francisco

August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Chinatown San Francisco

Chinatown San Francisco retains its aura as an exotic place for a traveler to encounter. The foreignness expresses itself in the Chinese passion for and skill at food preservation by drying or keeping animals alive. All kinds of dried sea creatures and fungi, as well as herbs, are for sale. Live fish, chickens, and pigeons await the discriminating buyer.

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Marin Headlands’ Conzelman Road North of San Francisco

July 24, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Marin Headlands’ Conzelman Road North of San Francisco

The Marin Healdlands and Conzelman Road offer the best opportunity to view both San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from an elevated perspective.

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Exploratorium Science Museum in San Francisco

July 14, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Exploratorium Science Museum in San Francisco

San Francisco’s renowned science museum, the Exploratorium, is a curiosity-inspiring facility, whose exhibits will appeal to all ages. Science education and enlightenment is the goal, but through interactive and imaginative experiences.

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Eastern Sierra Vignettes along California Highway 395

July 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Eastern Sierra Vignettes along California Highway 395

The Eastern Sierra of California along Highway 395 beckons with its Fall Color, Bristlecone Pines, Rowell Mountain Light Photo Gallery, Erik Schat’s Bakery, Eastern California Museum with Paiute Indian baskets, Manzanar Japanese internment site, Lone Pine Film History Museum, Alabama Hills movie site, and Whitney Portal views of Mt. Whitney.

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Lee Foster Article Wins SATW Award

June 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lee Foster Article Wins SATW Award

Lee Foster’s travel article on Palm Springs won a prize in the 2014 Western Chapter Writing Awards sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers.

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Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra of California

June 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra of California

Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra of California is noted for its tufa spires, which are otherworldly limestone deposits. Mono Lake’s ecosystem has been an environmental regulation case because the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power earlier tried to drain water from much of the lake, causing coyotes to eat the migrating birds resting and nesting on the tufa. Draining the lake also endangered the brine shrimp and brine fly populations due to excessive salinity.

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California’s Bristlecone Pines, The Oldest Living Things

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

California’s Bristlecone Pines, The Oldest Living Things

What are the oldest living things on Earth? The current consensus is that they are trees, the bristlecone pines, in the White Mountains of California, east from Bishop. Stop at the Schulman Grove Visitor Center.

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