A relatively new art form now proliferates in San Francisco. It is called "light art," meaning the use of light to create art sculptures, at night, with the City as the dark canvas.
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most beloved icons. The story of how it was built is engaging. The many places where you can view or photograph it are intriguing, such as Baker Beach, Crissy Field, or Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands. 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the Bridge.
The Autodesk Art Gallery in San Francisco is one of the revolutionary art presentations in the world today.
A travel trend we are all experiencing continues to advance: many kids in the U.S. are now growing up with virtually no experience of nature and the outdoors.
I became aware of the virtues of bamboo as a “green” architecture material recently at a lodging in Marin County, California, known as Inn Marin.
The Redding/Shasta Cascade area of Northern California has emerged with renewed tourism vigor, partly due to the remarkable Sundial Bridge (opened 2004) and adjacent Turtle Bay Exploration Park, which epitomize the best traits of the region.
A book and an article of mine recently won Society of American Travel Writers Awards.
Beyond the new Martin Luther King Memorial, other newer memorials and attractions to see in Washington DC include the WWII Memorial, Museum of the American Indian, International Spy Museum, Women in Military Service, FDR Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, and Korean War Memorial.
I am out exploring California as I update my book Northern California History Weekends for a new edition. This chapter is about the enduring mystery of where Sir Francis Drake landed in Point Reyes and how an impressive redwood grove was saved north of San Francisco and named to honor John Muir.
Puerto Vallarta attracts travelers with its Mexico coastal seaside resort accommodations, sunny beaches, Mexican cuisine, and shops selling Mexican art.
Silicon Valley's High Tech Heritage is the story of the computer and the technology revolution affecting the world. The story comes alive at the Apple Park Visitor Center and at three great museums in California’s Silicon Valley.
The pristine beauty of Tomales Bay in Marin County, California struck me as I kayaked there recently. You know the waters are pure when oysters can be farmed there.
Lee Foster’s literary memoir about growing up in Minnesota has been re-published and released as Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century.
I have published a detailed article about writer/author monetization in the new “self-publishing” era.
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.
This is a "website book" version of my SF Travel & Photo Guide: The Top 100 Travel Experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this "website book" version, everything in the 120 chapters of the book can be seen by you in this Table of Contents file. When you click forward to look at a chapter, you can always browser click back to where your were in the Table of Contents.
The free audiobook website presentation is now complete for my book Travels in An American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time. You can now listen for free to each of the 25 chapters of the book, narrated by the talented audio professional William Dougan,
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 Minnesota American values.
North from Point Reyes lies the spectacular Sonoma-Mendocino Coast. A traveler will want to visit scenic Bodega Bay, historic Fort Ross, artsy Mendocino, and brawny Fort Bragg.
The Nelson-Marlborough region of New Zealand is noted for sea kayaking along the Tasman coast, swimming with dolphins in Marlborough Sounds, and Sauvignon Blanc wines. Greenshell mussels and salmon are taste treats. The Provincial Museum in Nelson and Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Marlborough are cultural highlights.
Many in the writer community now ponder strategies for improving our blogs and websites as writers, authors, and publishers. Several of us present on these subjects at publishing events.
The success of the Beijing Olympics is likely to have many profound and far reaching effects on world travel.
The Bahamas is a nearby, dependable, and affordable tropical island paradise. Consider a visit to Nassau, with its Coral Island and Ardastra Gardens, and then proceed to outlying islands, such as Abaco/Hopetown or the Exumas.
My recent travel literary book has won an award. The book is Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.
The unexpected and explosive eruption of volcanic Lassen Peak in far northern California, in the spring of 1914, caught the imagination of the entire U.S.