Tag Archives: Spring Training

Update your travel bucket list for the Western US in the new year!

Bryce Canyon's Hoodoos balance precariously, result of eons of wind and water erosion.

Bucket list updates in the Western United States for the new year Last week I suggested tuning up your travel bucket list with 12 ultimate destinations in California. This week, here are the first half of a dozen additional western state’s destinations, suggested month by month (next week, another six). Since we’re into the new year, I’ll [...]

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Joshua Tree National Park, Salton Sea; other-worldly tour destinations for spring-time

Joshua Trees, with San Gregorio Peak in distance, the highest point in the southern Sierra range.

Seeking a winter/early spring get-away in other-worldly scenery? A camping Mecca, surrounded by strange plants, alien landscape, hiking, biking and climbing opportunities and warm winter climate? Take in the intriguing stretch of California desert from Joshua Tree National Park to the Salton Sea. They’re all on your way to either Phoenix (for spring training games [...]

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Giants and A’s spring training lasts through end of March; get to the Phoenix area for fun!

Indians pitching to Giants hitter in fifth inning; great seats for not a lot of $$!

For fans of the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and 10 other teams – the Phoenix area is Spring Training Central, in late February through end of March. Said owner Bill Veeck in 1976, “That’s the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but [...]

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Spring training; Arizona’s Cactus League opens to 15 major league teams in early February!

Cleveland Indians warm-up, across the field from the San Francisco Giants.

  Member of the Cleveland Indians signs autographs, chats with fans prior to game in 2014. Chicago Cubs new ballpark, opened in 2014, helped club set Cactus League attendance record. Author’s spouse, Susan, poses next to Welcome to Old Town Scottsdale sign; try the nearby Pink Pony Restaurant!           The Super [...]

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