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.
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.
Those of us who live in the Bay Area of California experienced the Earthquake of October 17, 1989 as a frightening and immediate event.
If you ask me to sing the praises of a single beach in San Francisco, my choice would be Baker Beach.
Helihiking the Rockies of Canada with Canadian Mountain Holidays can take you by helicopter into remote areas. You get dropped with a group and a guide, take an hour's walk, and the helicopter returns to take you to a new site.
The ongoing renewal at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf makes the average visitor experience more satisfying. Every travel destination needs to do this or risk perishing.
"California's Redwood Country" will be a welcome perennial getaway once again for many travelers when the coronavirus constraints diminish. This article is one of 30 chapters in my travel guidebook/ebook Northern California Travel: The Best Options. Folks who love California travel are not just locals and other U.S. citizens. This book is now available also as an ebook in Chinese  and as a print book in Chinese. All my Northern California travel guidebooks/ebooks can be seen on my Amazon Author Page.
While many adventurers were drawn to California in search of gold nuggets, some discovered that the true gold was to be found in agriculture. No agricultural product was pursued with more passion than the growing of grapes and the making of wine, especially Cabernet wine in the Napa Valley.
The Phoenix/Scottsdale and Flagstaff regions, so rich in mountains and natural beauty, might be seen as "islands in the sky."
The computer revolution affecting all of America has changed the face of San Jose and the Silicon Valley, 50 miles south of San Francisco along the southern edge of San Francisco Bay.
Crater Lake National Park might be called the tour-de -orce national park. It is Oregon's great one-act play, a volcanic crater left over from a major eruption.
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.
My long love affair with Califia is well known to many of you. This is my Valentine's Day love letter to Califia.
The story of California's mammoth trees, the giant inland Sequoias, is one of the intriguing nature tales in the history of the Golden State.
A drive down the Big Sur Coast from Carmel presents one of the most scenic 26 miles of coastline in California.
On Hawaii's Big Island a traveler can see ongoing volcanic eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. The sight occurs from a ledge adjacent to the Jaggar Museum. Few places on earth offer the traveler such a presentation of this major geological phenomenon.
There was a time in the early history of California when Russia might have been destined to play a much larger role in the state's history. In its quest for furs, the Russians established a North American beachhead at Sitka, Alaska, at the dawn of the 19th century.
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.
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.
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.
There was a time in the 1960s, when Mario Savio spawned a Free Speech movement and protestors unhappy with the Vietnam War led an ongoing anti-war chant. At that time many Americans had a definite opinion on Berkeley, the stronghold of both movements.
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.
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 8 of 10.
Getting out on San Francisco Bay in a boat of some kind, such as a Ferry or a Hornblower cruise, is a concept I recommend to all visitors and locals. San Francisco Bay is such an inviting body of water to encounter.
What do the Hawaiian Islands offer beyond beaches and sun? Well, there's plenty of history and culture.