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[ad name=”320×100″] Here is a beautiful, short documentary on the Salton Sea which has been making the rounds on YouTube, with almost 1/2 million views in the last month. If you are visiting any San Diego tourist attractions, you may want to add a day and go visit this incredible landscape. (You can also reach [...]

One view of rooms, courtyard and passageways credit:  Some rights reserved by Matt (mistergoleta) About a year ago, Debi and I visited an unusual little tourist attraction on the outskirts of Fresno, the Forestiere “Underground Gardens.” The property was a composed of an underground labyrinth of rooms and passageways carved into the earth by an early [...]

The Music Academy of the West kicks off its 8-week long summer concert series in Santa Barbara on June 20th. Over 200 events (and ½ of them are free) will connect the community with the 150 gifted youngsters who descend on Santa Barbara for a summer of music, practice and connections. These “Academy Fellows” are [...]

The snow is finally starting to melt off the mountains in and around Lassen Volcanic National Park, and it’s time for folks interested in outdoors adventures to take advantage of the wonderful camping available right in the Park. We’re talking, of course, about Manzanita Campground, which is located near the lake pictured in this one-minute [...]

The Neverland Pool at the Disneyland Hotel looks like it is nearing completion. Announced last year, the upgrades to the pool are very extensive. The original Disneyland sign, in recognizable block letters (like the old Hollywood sign) is being recreated and placed atop a tower that will also serve as the support for some fabulous [...]

[ad name=”320×100″] One of our favorite spots on the North Coast is Mendocino, the quaint artist’s retreat about half way from San Francisco to the Oregon border. Besides spectacular scenery and fun shops, Mendocino also offers a superb number of outdoorsy alternatives (many of which are listed in our North Coast Travel Guide.) But, this [...]

“The happiest place on Earth” is not resting on its laurels.  The Disneyland Resort debuted Mickey’s Soundsational Parade on May 27th with the inaugural show, which got good reviews from guests. Mickey’s musical guests include many of the Disney characters including Peter Pan, Ariel, Aladdin, and Cinderella, as they follow Mickey “on a journey of [...]

Our friends at Big Bear Mountain Resorts ( wanted to remind folks that May 31st is the final day you can buy an all-season ski pass (the “Anytime Pass”) for the 2011-2012 ski season. It’s good anytime for Bear Mountain, and, for a slightly increased fee, both Big Bear and Snow Summit mountains. A child’s [...]

Napa is known for wonderful landscapes, lovely lodging alternatives, and of course, wine.  But how friendly is it to bicycles? It’s getting friendlier, that’s for sure! In April 2010, the “Napa Valley Vine Trail” was commenced – a proposed 44-mile, multi-use path that, if the 10-year plan comes to fruition, will start at the Vallejo ferry [...]