Category Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

Frugal travel – recommendations for saving cash “on the road”

Frugal travel – recommendations for saving cash “on the road”; use “cheap travel” to extend your vacation time! Let’s assume you have plenty of vacation time, or, are retired with lots of time – and desire to travel extensively. Here are suggestions for cheap travel allowing maximization of your travel explorations. First suggestion: Focus first […]

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Free admission, national parks, national monuments across the US!

Free admission, national parks, national monuments across the US for MLK holiday and three more dates… National parks, monuments and other federal lands which charge entrance fees will be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Additional no-fee days in national parks include April 21 (first day of National Parks Week), September […]

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12 must-visits in California; freshen your travel bucket list!

Freshen your California travel bucket list with 12 months of suggestions! As we enter the new year, take time to tune-up your travel bucket list. Let’s start with 12 ultimate destinations in California, with suggested month by month schedule (next week we’ll bring you suggestions for the western US). Here are California’s best, as well […]

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Family-friendly vacation or reunion destinations for the new year!

  Family vacation or reunion: family-friendly vacation or reunion destinations for the new year! Thinking of family in 2018, I put out a call to Record readers and friends for their suggestions as to family-focused vacation and/or reunion destinations. Suggested criteria included a destination offering both kid’s and adult activities, nearby cabin rentals or motels, […]

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What is your favorite family-friendly vacation destination?

Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite? We are seeking your own family-favorite vacation destination – for a newspaper article to appear during the holidays! With the holidays, families have the opportunity to discuss and plan a family vacation for the coming year. My own family, with two daughters, their husbands, three grandkids and […]

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Old Sacramento and Downtown Sacramento, family destination for the holidays!

Holiday destinations for the family in Old Sacramento and Downtown Sacramento… A winter wonderland with huge lighted Christmas trees, evening skits, ice-skating, Christmas train rides, museums decked out for the holidays, all in an historic downtown. Best of all, it’s less than an hour from San Joaquin County. It’s Old Sacramento and adjacent Downtown Sacramento […]

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What is your favorite family-friendly vacation destination?

Family-friendly vacation destinations – what is your favorite? With the holidays, families have the opportunity to discuss and plan a family vacation for the coming year. My own family, with two daughters, their husbands, three grandkids and we, the grandparents, have already begun the discussion. So, we are seeking your recommendation for best family-friendly vacation […]

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Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley prep for opening of 2017-18 ski/board season

With snow blanketing Sierra, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley prep for opening of 2017-18 ski/board season With winter storms beginning to blanket the central Sierra, the two closest resorts to San Joaquin County are gearing up for another snowy season. Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley Ski Resorts are closer than other options in the Lake Tahoe […]

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Family-friendly vacation destinations…planning that perfect get-away!

Family-friendly vacation destinations… use the holidays to plot and plan a family vacation for 2018! With the approaching holidays, families have the opportunity to discuss and plan a family vacation for the coming year. Over a recent birthday celebration our family discussed the idea of a family retreat sometime in spring or summer, 2018. Around […]

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So, you want to own a classic travel trailer?

So, you want to get a classic travel trailer? Challenges on the way to a successful rebuild… Owners of classic travel trailers, when asked “why?”, give these answers. “We wanted a small trailer easy to store, tow and that offers good gas mileage”. “We aged out of tent camping and wanted more comfort”. “We’ve seen […]

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