Category Archives: Northern California

Bucket list trips; Visit the Pacific ring of fire, California to Washington

Visit the Pacific ring of fire, California to Washington, fun for young and old! We are now into 2.5 months of sheltering at home – reflecting on past and future travels. States across the west are entering into phased re-openings, as well as national parks, now’s the time to firm up one or more of […]

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Cycling your hometown in the age of Coronavirus

Get out and cycle your city and county during Covid19 challenges… Though spring is in full-bloom, the COVID19 challenge has residents of Stockton and San Joaquin County wondering how it affects their ability to ride their road or trail bicycles. A host of options await cyclists, even though today’s health challenge means new safeguards. San […]

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The American River Parkway’s Jedediah Smith Trail offers alluring options

Take a cycling journey on the American River Parkway’s Jedediah Smith Trail… The American River Parkway begins where the American River flows into the Sacramento River and follows the American River east to Folsom State Recreation Area, just beyond Folsom Dam. The Parkway and its Jedediah Smith Trail offer a network of well over 40 […]

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Walking and running in your hometown in the age of pandemics

See your hometown; walking and running in the age of pandemics… We’ve been mostly homebound for the past seven weeks, and many of us are wondering how do we stay active and maintain some semblance of fitness in this new age. My spouse and I are blessed living just a block from a scenic walking […]

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Tiny trailers; touring the west in a small, cozy travel trailer

Touring the west in a small, cozy travel trailer, how to do it… Most of us are sheltering at home and thinking future travels – now is a good time to consider making small travel trailers a part of your future treks. We moved from tent and car camping to tiny trailers about 15 years […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics, virtual tours of your home town or region

Travel from the comfort of your home with virtual tours of your city or region… Governor Newsom encouraged Californians to shelter at home effective March 20. Since then, many of us have been home-bound, finding ways to function and stay active from the friendly confines of our house, get groceries or meals home-delivered and have […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics; plan six months out!

Travel in the age of pandemics, why plan for six months out? After more than two weeks sheltering at home, I am going on the assumption that you and family members have spent time thinking about and discussing future travels. Whether it has been face to face with your spouse, or via Skype, Zoom, Facebook […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics, planning and research while sheltering at home

Planning and researching travel in the age of pandemics… We are part of a country not accustomed to taking a break from daily routine. Work, school, moving kids or grandkids around to appointments, striving to be better at what we do – the go-go-go society we’re a part of. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics; look local!

Look for local options for travel in the age of pandemics… I was reminded of the challenge of travel in today’s skittish national psyche, when several  things occurred this week. I called Marriott, to shift our Newport Beach time share by one day in late April, from Saturday to a Sunday start. My Marriott rep […]

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“Reel Cars: the importance of cars in film making” recently opened at the California Auto Museum

Cars of movies and television on display at the California Auto Museum! Automobiles have long been a huge part of motion pictures and, more recently, television. As autos became a daily part of American life since the early 1900s, it’s no surprise they’ve taken such a huge role in television and movies. They often take […]

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