What are the loveliest beaches along the California coast if you head south from San Francisco? My recommendations are Montara, Fitzgerald, Ano Nuevo, Waddell, Capitola, and Carmel River Beach.
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 story of Junipero Serra's mission at Carmel, California reflects many of the influences that the Franciscan leader had on the Golden State.
Our universal and unquenchable desire for love and romance has a profound effect on each of our lives. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 5 “Mexico: The Tentativeness of Love" from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.
I took advantage of the major winter storms of December to savor a special joy of the California coast: storm watching.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is where the movement to save California's coastal redwoods began.
Amazon has now released the ebook version of my SF Travel & Photo Guide. Other major ebook vendors, such as B&N and Apple, will carry the ebook title soon. The ebook parallels my app on this subject available from Apple and Google.
(This is a panel organized by Lee Foster for the SATW 2017 Portland Convention) Lee Foster will lead this panel of members creating profitable travel content with their articles, books, ebooks, apps, photos, websites, licensing, assignments, translations, tours, instruction, consultation,...
The annual Spice of Life festival in my neighborhood, Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto on North Shattuck Avenue, played out last weekend, on Sunday, October 4.
The Marin Healdlands and Conzelman Road offer the best opportunity to view both San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from an elevated perspective.
East from San Francisco stretches the Oakland Berkeley East Bay. A visitor looking for attractions, things to see and do, can enjoy Oakland's Jack London Square, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Port of Oakland, Asiatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, the Paramount Theater, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum, and Lakeside Park and Garden Center. A visitor to Berkeley will enjoy the UC Berkeley University, also known as the University of California Berkeley, plus Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, along with the downtown Berkeley Repertory Theater, Telegraph Avenue, many fine restaurants, and special neighborhoods such as the Elmwood.
The simple joy of a Cable Car ride in San Francisco is something every visitor should consider.
Lee Foster’s travel literary book, Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time, has been released as an audiobook.
California’s Leland Stanford Jr University is a world-class legacy that grieving parents created to honor their son, who died of typhoid in Europe at age 15. Leland and Jane Stanford said, “May the children of California be our children.”
London, England, lures visitors with its many attractions, from Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard to the National Gallery's art treasures. Lively restaurants and world-class theatre satisfy visitors in the evening.
I am releasing here the content in this new travel ebook/app in ten alphabetical “clusters.” Each cluster will have 12 sections of the total 120 in the ebook/app. This is alphabetical release 9 of 10.
The Florida Everglades National Park is a slow-motion river, only a few inches deep but 50 miles wide and a hundred miles long, America's greatest wetland ecosystem. Among things to see and do, consider Marco Island, Everglades City, kayaking and canoeing, reading Marjory Stoneman Douglas' The Everglades: River of Grass, Flamingo, and the Anhinga Trail.
A cruise to the western Caribbean can take you on shore excursions to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha in Belize, the Rainforest Aerial Tram canopy tour outside Limon in Costa Rica, and to the canal and Panama City in Panama.
California's Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude gem in the Sierra, good for a visit any time of the year. Highlights include Emerald Bay on the southeast edge, the Tallac Historic site of early tourism, lovely Sand Harbor on the Nevada side, and excursion boat trips on the MS Dixie.
It is always exciting for me to approach a city I know well, such as Portland, with a new concept. Portland fancies itself as "The City of Makers." What does this claim mean?
The experience a traveler can expect to have at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida continues to improve.
Lee Foster won four awards in the Society of American Travel Writers recent writing competition for its Western Chapter. The awards were announced at the Boise, Idaho chapter meeting in July 2010.
Here is my list of Best 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.
Should your book/ebook publishing trajectory be with traditional publishers, or should you go “independent,” meaning a venture into self-publishing? Or should you consider both for different books? Lee Foster does both and knows the pros and cons of each approach. In his travel book field, Lee has a major new book in 2013 with one of the top traditional travel book publishers, Dorling Kindersley, titled Back Roads California. But Lee has also published a new “independent” book, Northern California Travel: The Best Options. Why would he pursue these seemingly divergent visions?
In spite of the Great Quake and Fire of 1906, which destroyed 28,000 buildings, impressive pockets of San Francisco's Victorian architecture survived. They can be enjoyed today, if you know where to find them. The 14,000 structures that remained were mainly west of Van Ness Avenue.