Your favorite vacation places for late summer or early fall…?

Cyclist heads north along San Francisco Embarcadero, in front of historic Ferry Building.

Machete Ridge in Pinnacles National Park, 30 miles south of Hollister, CA.

A frozen Lake Helen, with Lassen's volcanic peak behind.

Point Arena Lighthouse, a favorite spot along the northern California coast!

Families and empty-nesters are into the prime vacation season; with months of wonderful weather to come!

I am seeking your favorite vacation places in Northern California, southern Oregon or Nevada – anywhere within about a 5-6 hour drive or short flight from Stockton and San Joaquin County. Send me a short description of your best-loved destination(s), and a photo if you have one, and I’ll make it a subject of an upcoming column in the Stockton Record newspaper and my Record blog. Please send your ideas and a photo to:

To prime your creative juices, here are a couple of our favorites, including the northern California coast, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Pinnacles National Park (Machete Ridge from the air) and cycling along the American River Trail in Sacramento and/or the San Francisco Embarcadero.

So, send me a photo and short, one or two paragraph description of your favorite vacation destination(s)! Thanks, and happy travels in the west!

For additional travel destination inspiration, see my blog:; to contact me,

Continued happy travels in the west!



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