The Fisher Collection of contemporary art, one of the major acquisitions possible in the modern art world, now makes its first appearance at its new home, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
Hawaii became available dependably and year round on the cruise scene, due to the commitment of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to position an American-flagged vessel, now Pride of America, in Hawaiian waters.
John Steinbeck's house in Salinas and the National Steinbeck Center two blocks away acquaint a traveler with the life and novels of this literary icon, who wrote the classics, The Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row.
Nature travel options in the Monterey-Carmel-Big Sur region are a major attraction in the region, ranging from a visit to the Aquarium to a walk in Point Lobos.
Kayaking Elkhorn Slough in California, near Monterey, can be an antidote to environmental pessimism.
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.
San Diego ranks as one of California 's premier family vacation cities. From a lodging at Shelter Island , where the kids can be cooled off with swimming or thrilled with sailing, you can launch forth to the two guaranteed pleasers--the San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park and Sea World San Diego.
King Kamehameha favored the sunny west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kona and Kohala Coast.
Lee Foster's favorite recommended places to view and photograph in the San Francisco area are Baker Beach, Conzelman Road in Marin, Crissy Field, a walk in Chinatown and North Beach, and at Muir Woods.
I had a chance recently to renew my acquaintance with the Mendocino Coast, refreshing myself on what an engaging and important segment it is on the California travel map.
Downtown Napa City offers a satisfying Napa Valley California travel experience.
A major artistic attempt to interpret California exists in a public setting at Costa Mesa in Southern California. The art is by Isamu Noguchi, a California native whom many critics consider to be one of America 's leading sculptors.
California's Old Sacramento Railroad Museum tells about the dream of an Iron Road across the Sierra.
For more than 30 years my four sisters and I, accompanied by our parents, spouses, significant others, and children, gathered for an annual summer family reunion.
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.
I am out shooting for the moon, chasing the joy and beauty to be found in modern life in Oakland CA, as I watch from a public sidewalk on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay the Supermoon (11-14-16) make its occasional close appearance (back again 2034), passing over the lovely new east tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
A wondrous natural event occurs north of Sacramento each winter in California. The phenomenon is the annual migration from Canada and the Arctic (including Russia) to Northern California of millions of waterfowl, both geese and ducks.
Alaska's Denali National Park lures visitors with views of the highest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, and with superb wildlife viewing of grizzly bears, moose, dall sheep, caribou, and wolves. Take the Wildlife Tour into Wonder Lake. Dogsled mushing demonstrations, flight seeing around the mountain and glaciers, and rafting the Nenana River are other special park experiences.
Angel Island in San Francisco Bay now boasts a new Immigration Station museum and Segway Tours to get you around the territory.
The Bohart Ranch (seven rooms) and the Lone Mountain Ranch (20 cabins), both near Bozeman in southern Montana, do a booming winter business for cross-country skiers.
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.
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.
The beauty of nature, in all its ravishing diversity, is one of the main joys in life that we as humans may be fortunate to experience. Yet nature, in all its loveliness, does not care about the anxiety that we may feel regarding our brief human presence on this earth.
I am releasing here the content in my new travel ebook/app SF Travel & Photo Guide in ten alphabetical “clusters.” Each cluster will have 12 sections of the total 120 in the app. This is alphabetical release 3 of 10.
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.