Canada's English-speaking capital Toronto and its French-speaking capital Montreal present the two cultures of the country. Travel between them by Via Rail train, and then go beyond to the pure French-speaking city, Quebec City.
My California travel guide book/ebook Northern California Travel: The Best Options, translated into Chinese, has recently been released as a printed book in China.
Charles Foster writes interesting articles and books, starting with his book on his dog Paco. Will he next write a book on his dog Honey?
After the Coronavirus Crisis is over, 5 good overnight trips from San Francisco could take you to Point Reyes, the Mendocino Coast, the Napa Wine Country, Santa Cruz, and Monterey-Carmel.
I draw strength in dealing with my Coronavirus adversity by studying three leaders in California history. I think about all the challenges of their times.
Death Valley National Park presents a severe but serene desert presence to the traveler. See Scotty's Castle, the lowest point at Badwater, and such scenic overlooks as Artist's Drive and Zabriske Point.
The great museums of Northern California offer ongoing enticements. A Levi Strauss exhibit at The Contemporary Jewish Museum is a local favorite.
A two-week Alaska Grand Tour could take a visitor to Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Skagway, and Sitka. Part of the trip would be by cruise ship and part by bus tour.
Five good day trips from San Francisco could take you to Muir Woods, Oakland-Berkeley, Stanford University, the San Mateo Coast, and Big Basin-Memorial State Parks.
Spring wildflowers inspire joyful outings in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Chinatown San Francisco presents an intriguing and exotic walk for visitors at any time. But the February Chinese New Year parade time is special.
East across the Bay from the grand tourism capital of San Francisco stretches her sunnier neighbor, the Oakland Berkeley East Bay.
Getting out on San Francisco Bay in a boat of some kind, such as a Ferry or a Hornblower cruise, is a concept I recommend to all visitors and locals. San Francisco Bay is such an inviting body of water to encounter.
Here is my list of A Few Good Restaurants Berkeley, Oakland, East Bay California. From time to time, let us pause for culinary reflection on the restaurant joys of modern life. Let us appreciate both the creativity and the brutal repetitive hard work required to succeed in the modern restaurant scene.
San Francisco's new art form, called “Light Arts,” as expressed in the Salesforce Building top floors at night, as seen from the Embarcadero, Pier 14 entrance.
The December Holidays/Christmas in San Francisco presents a magical and festive time. Enjoy it with an abundance of no-cost or low-cost celebration at three main venues—Union Square, Embarcadero/Market Street, and Pier 39.
Could brilliant new urban architecture and design become one of the biggest attractions in San Francisco? The new Mira Bldg advances the concept.
Migrating waterfowl present a wondrous parade each winter north of Sacramento, California. Millions of geese and ducks arrive from Canada and the Arctic.
The discovery and saving of Yosemite National Park in California will intrigue a visitor.
The El Paso Texas Mission Trail, near the El Paso/Juarez border, provides a fascinating glimpse into four centuries of Mexico/U.S. immigration, trade, and cultural exchange.
Yosemite's Wawona is the story of the great National Park's historic hotel and the nearby giant sequoia trees that attracted people to visit the region.
A drive down the Big Sur Coast from Carmel presents one of the most scenic 26 miles of coastline in California.
The Pumpkin Patch at Perry Farms in Ardenwood Park springs to life for each October before Halloween. Perry Farms is in Fremont, CA, San Francisco Bay Area.
If you enjoy natural beauty in California, seeing the pageant of fall color in the aspen trees along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra should be high on your to-do list. The Bishop Creek watershed and mountain lakes, west from Bishop, attract many fall color fans.
San Francisco 49ers Football is one of the great Bay Area sport teams.