Tag Archives: California travel

Sierra snow play at its finest in several seasons!

Enjoy Sierra snow play; recent storms offer incredible spring season of fun in I was all set to do a travel feature about the coming wildflower bloom in the Sierra foothills and Southern California – then the big storms of the recent weeks hit the Sierra and I have shifted gears. A trip two weeks […]

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Traveling locally for views, exercise and local history

These local gems offer views, adventure, exercise and local history Signs of progress on the Covid19 front are beginning to emerge, with reduced hospitalizations, more people receiving vaccines and expectation that that vaccination pace will accelerate. This feature focuses upon nearby local destinations offering fresh air, hiking/biking opportunities, stellar views and historical significance. Before you […]

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A look forward to post-pandemic travel in 2021

Finish your planning to be ready for post-pandemic travel in 2021… My task on this New Year’s Day is to finish a column on travels in the new year, while still in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. My spouse and I spent several hours last night celebrating New Year’s Eve with three other couples, […]

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Future travel; plan now to explore the nearby Gold Rush Highway…

The nearby Gold Rush Highway offers rich history, scenery! We have mainly been sheltering in place for the last couple of months, hiking trails near our home, traveling to places of interest in the city and county, not much more. We were about to drive up into the foothills and check a few old favorites […]

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Holiday travel planning amidst an accelerated pandemic

Celebrate and plan travel with your family this holiday season… This week I’m departing from my earlier planned article, and gathering my thoughts in the face of an accelerating pandemic – with Christmas and New Year’s holidays still ahead of us. In the month of December, likely fueled by Thanksgiving gatherings and travel, Covid19 cases, […]

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Warm vibes; Southern California desert is calling!

Death Valley, Joshua Tree and Anza Borrego offer pandemic options… With the current explosion of nationwide COVID-19 cases, many California counties pushed back into the “purple, widespread outbreak” category, the holidays and flu season upon us Dash we have even more reason to be thoughtful and stay at home. But, with vaccines in the offing, […]

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Lessons learned traveling during the pandemic

Traveling locally and regionally offers lessons for pandemic travel… Our world changed almost nine months ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic reality settled on the United States and the world. Since, we’ve had months of mostly sheltering at home and plenty of time to address our latent wanderlust. With rising cases in 49 of 50 states […]

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California coastal road trip; Bodega Bay, the Russian River and north to Mendocino

Take a California coastal road trip; Bodega Bay north to Mendocino… Spectacular Pacific coast scenery, thousands of shorebirds, sea lions, quaint towns and fine food – just three hours from San Joaquin County! With a most scenic stretch of California coastline and fall the best time of the year to visit, the coast from Bodega […]

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Museums reopening in Stockton and Capital region

Safely visit museums as they reopen in Stockton and nearby towns… We’ve been sheltering at home, mostly, for seven months, many of us working from home, retirees remaining home-bound – but many of our favorite places are beginning to carefully reopen. I’m talking about museums and visitor attractions in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties. Openings […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park in the age of pandemics

Touring Lassen Volcanic National Park in late summer… Boiling hot springs, steaming fumaroles, sulfuric mud pots, multiple volcanic peaks – fire and ice. Like a small version of Yellowstone National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park happily lies only 3 1/2 hours from San Joaquin County. One of nine national parks in our state, it’s both […]

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