Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State intrigues with its white summit of glaciers, its volcanic legacy, the Paradise Visitor Center and Longmire family heritage, and the hiking and climbing opportunities as a visitor circles the mountain.
When the coronavirus fears abate, a visit to Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra will again emerge as a major summer road-trip outing in California.
Small railroads played an important role in the historic development of Northern California. Today one of those railroads, the Skunk Train, continues to flourish as an excursion train between Fort Bragg and Willits on the Mendocino Coast.
If you want to experience the best-of-the-best fine art culture available during a San Francisco visit, put the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park at the top of your must-do list.
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.
Does Your Travel Journalism WordPress Website Need a Refresh in 2018? The issue is relevant for all Writers Journalists Authors. About 40 journalists gathered in Berkeley to discuss the matter.
Monterey was California's first capital, before the Gold Rush.
I live in the age of entertainment, with Los Angeles as its capital. It is said by some that only the desire for sex exceeds the desire for entertainment. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 11 “Los Angeles: The Age of Entertainment” from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.
Alcatraz is on lockdown, due to the Coronavirus. But it is out there, shimmering on San Francisco Bay, along with Angel Island. It will eventually reopen.
Fisherman’s Wharf, along San Francisco’s northern waterfront, ranks as one of the most popular aspects of the city for visitors.
More than a million migratory geese and ducks in California's north-of-Sacramento wildlife refuges endured smoke from the devastating 2018 Camp Fire.
Spring wildflowers inspire joyful outings in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
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.
As a traveler seeks to evaluate the merits of various ski destinations in the West, Telluride, Colorado, has some special appeals--namely outstanding skiing and a top-notch spa facility.
I am rediscovering the California Gold Country as I travel Highway 49 and update my book chapter titled “Rambling California’s Historic Highway 49: Starting with Columbia, the Preserved Gold Rush Town.” This is a chapter in my book Northern California History Weekends, which will come out in a new edition in 2017.
In my everyday life in Berkeley there are many small daily joys. My list includes a glass of chilled Chardonnay, a leaf of fresh spinach in my salad, the opportunity to get the global village news on the Internet, and the option to banish nightly darkness with electric lights.
What is it like to travel Amtrak on an overnight trip?
Could the travel destination guide app, a genre that flourished for a few years and then declined, make a comeback? Lee Foster thinks it will. He has just released his new and improved app San Francisco Travel & Photo Guide: The 100 Top SF/Bay Area Travel Experiences.
The thrill of a 21-mile ride on an authentic steam train carrying you back to the fabulously wealthy silver mining history of Nevada should be high on your must-do exploration list regarding the American West.
The spirit of Billy Ralston is the best introduction to San Mateo County, the strip of land immediately south of San Francisco. See attractions including the San Mateo County History Museum, Coyote Point Museum, Filoli, Tripp Story, Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and Ano Nuevo.
The San Francisco region celebrates the huge national World War II effort that emanated from this area at the special Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park across the Bay from San Francisco in Richmond.
San Francisco's Chinese heritage can be appreciated all year. But the February Chinese New Year period is an especially congenial time to enjoy it.
Summer visitors come each year to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, mainly by cruise ship, to experience the glaciers and the wildlife., such as humpback whales.
California's Yosemite National Park pleases with its Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, El Capitan, classic Ahwahnee Hotel, camping, and sightseeing, Enjoy the many waterfalls, such as Yosemite Falls, and savor the great views, especially from Glacier Point.
A lavish new full-color 128-page book celebrating California’s National Parks is now available free to the public as a downloadable PDF