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

Wildflowere bloom after winter rains in Death Valley National Park; photo taken in February, 2016.

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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Bodega, Bodega Bay and the Sonoma Coast; exploring with kids the filming of ‘The Birds’, Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller

Granddaughter Jessica reveling in the glory of a first visit to the ocean along the Sonoma coast!

                                                        Exploring with kids the coast and the filming of ‘The Birds’, Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller movie. Our short vacation goals were several: to spend a few days on [...]

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