As I update this chapter on Oakland in my book Northern California History Weekends, I see how this great city preserves the legacy of its favorite literary native son and enlivens the downtown with new energy, such as a new Cuban restaurant.
Downtown Napa City offers a satisfying Napa Valley California travel experience.
Several progressive aspects of modern California, whether a traveler is considering urban design or farm-to-fork agriculture, can be enjoyed at California's City of Davis and surrounding Yolo County. UC Davis, Mondavi Center, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, Farmers Market, US Bicycling Hall of Fame, art, Woodland, Winters, and Clarksburg await a visitor.
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.
For 2011, Lee Foster won two awards. Lee’s “Balloon Man San Francisco Gay Parade” won the Silver Award in the People-General Category. His “California Poppies Wildflowers” won the Bronze Award in the Natural Scenic Category.
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.
Monterey-Carmel-Big Sur attract visitors with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Path of History Walk, Carmel Mission, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel shops, Point Lobos, and the Big Sur coast drive.
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.
Spring wildflowers inspire joyful outings in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, built a 160-room mansion in San Jose, partly because she was obsessed with the process of building and partly because she had a disposable income of $1,000 a day.
Northstar at Tahoe ranks as one of California's premier ski resorts, offering a fully-integrated facility with skiing and lodging together.
The California gray whale, art, and the ecological consciousness of the state can be enjoyed along the preserved Northern California Mendocino coast.
The sun often sets with stunning beauty over San Francisco Bay, raising a question: where should you go to enjoy and celebrate it?
"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.
More than a million migratory geese and ducks in California's north-of-Sacramento wildlife refuges endured smoke from the devastating 2018 Camp Fire.
Those of us who live in the Bay Area of California experienced the Earthquake of October 17, 1989 as a frightening and immediate event.
My California travel guide book/ebook Northern California Travel: The Best Options, translated into Chinese, has recently been released as a printed book in China.
Starting just across the Golden Gate and stretching north to Fort Bragg is one of California's loveliest and most diverse coastlines.
Google asked me to participate with Local Tips on the San Francisco segment of its new product, called Touringbird, now covering 20 worldwide cities.
Isle Royale, our island wilderness National Park, lures visitors both for its seen and unseen attractions.
The spirit of Billy Ralston is one of the best introductions to San Mateo County, the strip of land immediately south of San Francisco.
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.
I recently discovered that using the simple PDF form of my newest travel ebook was a good way to distribute it under license to a client.
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.
The prominence of Amazon and the energy of China struck me forcibly this week. My publisher in China is selling the Chinese translation of my books, in Chinese, on Amazon China and now also, in Chinese, on our USA Amazon site.