Hit the Road

A lifelong fantasy becomes a reality

A lifelong fantasy becomes a reality

Lynne Martin is excited.

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Southern California is truly a destination for all seasons.

Travel memories caught on camera

Travel memories caught on camera

For most people, taking photos is as much a part of the trip as plane tickets, suitcases and postcards. We want to be able to bring home memories and relive our travels.

Read your way around the world this holiday season

Read your way around the world this holiday season

If you are looking for a book for that traveler on your gift list or something special for yourself, here are my picks:

Wowed by metal monsters and flowers

Wowed by metal monsters and flowers

You can always count on the Anza Borrego Desert to deliver surprises, and we weren’t disappointed on a recent visit.In late October, we drove over the mountains to see some of the 131 Sky Art sculptures that inhabit the acres around the town of Borrego Springs. We expected to be wowed by these metal monsters, […]

Renaissance in Barrio Logan

Renaissance in Barrio Logan

Artist and community activist Salvador Roberto Torres stands in Chicano Park, a southeast San Diego neighborhood, surrounded by some of the massive murals he painted more than 40 years ago.

Goods and gadgets that make your travel easier

Goods and gadgets that make your travel easier

In the constant pursuit of goods and gadgets that make travel easier and more fun, here are products I’ve discovered for you or your favorite gadabout:

  Gifts and gadgets to help with your holiday listIf you need practical and clever gifts and gadgets for the gadabouts on your holiday list, here are some ideas that both veteran and novice travelers will love.• Touted for their antioxidant properties (said to help protect against cell damage), aroniaberries (often called chokeberries) now come […]

Birds and paradise in Palm Desert

Guests call her the Bird Lady, but her real name is Linda Whittington and she loves her job at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert. The animal care specialist and aviary expert has charge of the health and welfare of the hotel’s bird and fish collection. You can meet Whittington almost […]

Holiday gifts to give your favorite traveler

Since we have officially entered the holiday shopping season, here are a few good reads for the travelers on your list. Whether you live in California or like to visit, you’ll love perusing “Greetings from California: Legends, Landmarks & Lore of the Golden State” (Voyageur Press).This oversized hardcover (but small by coffee-table standards) is a […]

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