Lee Foster’s travel literary book, Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time, has been released as an audiobook.
Berkeley’s famous Gourmet Ghetto on North Shattuck, near where I live, continues to evolve in pleasing ways for a consumer who likes to travel and enjoy food.
The town of Sonoma and the Sonoma State Historic Park reflect the genial presence of Mariano Vallejo. In the transition from Mexican to American rule in California, he was skillful enough to flourish under both regimes. You can visit his house today.
In Brazil I experienced firsthand the loss of species as I visited the Atlantic Rain Forest outside of Rio. Many species there have gone irretrievably extinct. I also happened to see up close a live jaguar in the wild, which was a thrill.
Canada's polar bears can be viewed in Wapusk National Park outside Churchill in northern Manitoba. Tundra Buggy Tours by Frontiers North Adventures assists travelers to see the bears. The local bear population has dropped from 1200 to about 900 as the sea ice declines, seal hunting is less successful, and body fat buildup in the bears decreases. Body fat in a female determines how many bear cubs will be born, and the trend is down from two births to one birth.
The Caribbean boasts 30 different island countries, each with its own identity and cultural history to explore. Curacao, Grenada, Martinique, St. Thomas-St. John USVI, and the Bahamas are a sample of the possibilities.
The time had come, with Paultje between the ages of 2 and 3, to observe a pleasant family ritual—introducing my young grandchild to snow. This is the birthright of a child in Northern California, especially in the Bay Area, and Lake Tahoe is the likely celebration place of the ritual. Our goals were simple—some gentle sledding and making a snowman.
My new book on self-publishing is now out as a printed book and an ebook. I am also going to release its first five chapters here, gradually, as a partial website book. This first release is the Introduction and Chapter 1.
Lee Foster’s life as an author is the subject of a half-hour TV show in the Get Lit TV Series hosted by Peter Crooks, editor of Diablo magazine, for Walnut Creek TV.
As the publishing revolution swirls around us, here are my 10 top tips for 2016 to assist Authors who wish to benefit from the profound disruption occurring. Anyone who "consumes" media may also be intrigued with what's happening.
OnTravel radio/podcast editors Elizabeth Harryman and Paul Lasley recently interviewed me about my California travel books and articles for their program.
Washington DC tourism continues to renew itself, just as the country also experiences a major shift of political power. Two new attractions make Washington DC more relevant and appealing than ever.
I am rediscovering the California Gold Country as I ramble Highway 49 and update my book chapter titled “One Lucky Day at the Sawmill: How James Marshall Discovered Gold at Coloma.”
The beguiling play on sunlight on the red rocks of undulating Kanarra Creek Canyon in Utah intrigues many visitors who come to this nature-rich state
I am posting some excerpts from my memoir about growing up in Minnesota, titled Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. This post is about the toughness of my ancestors, who settled Minnesota.
I am releasing here the content in my new travel app titled “SF Travel and Photo Guide” in ten alphabetical “clusters.” Each cluster will have 12 sections of the total 120 in the app.
Denmark presents the traveler with an intriguing mix of civilized pleasures in Copenhagen and grand castles in a green countryside outside the metropolis, both north in Zealand and west on the island of Funen.
The Galapagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, offer encounters with wildlife and a walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who formulated his theory of evolution after experiences here.
What are the Super 50 Travel Experiences in San Francisco and the Bay Area for the occasional visitor or the lifetime bucketlister?
What are the best beaches both north and south of San Francisco, as well as in San Francisco? My recommendations: Baker Beach in San Francisco, followed by Ocean Beach and Fort Funston. North, consider Limantour, then Heart's Desire, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock, and Manchester. South, try Montara and then Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Ano Nuevo.
California Gold Rush's richest mine was the Empire Mine. The nearby Malakoff Diggins shows the environmental damage of hydraulic mining.
A book and an article of mine recently won Society of American Travel Writers Awards.
2016 will be a year of innovation in publishing, with emphasis on the growing self-publishing movement. I have been fortunate to participate in this pattern of innovation since 1980, including my 1993 "cdrom book."
A California back roads trip from the Bay Area across Tioga Pass in Yosemite’s High Country along Highway 120 offers an exciting adventure.
Monterey-Carmel-Big Sur attract visitors with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Path of History Walk, Carmel Mission, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel shops, Point Lobos, and the Big Sur coast drive.