By Jon Bogart Palm Springs is in the midst of a major renovation that will transform the city into a cutting-edge capital of shopping, dining, recreation, art appreciation and, of course, golf. Palm Springs has always been known as the…
By Roger Allnutt In August 1896, prospectors in the northern Yukon region of northwestern Canada, close to the Arctic Circle, discovered large deposits of gold on the Rabbit River. The tributary of the Yukon River would later be named Bonanza…
A Dawson City, Yukon, streetscape (Photo by Roger Allnutt)
By Joann Deutch It’s been my dream to get to the Antarctic for several years now. I was bowled over by my trip to Tromso, a city above the Arctic Circle in Norway, and it only made sense to me…
The tiny airport of Ushuaia, Argentina
By Rosemary Jenkins Years ago when I was working with and for the homeless, I learned a lot about a neglected segment of our population. Would it surprise you to know there are young people in far greater numbers than we might otherwise…
By J.C. Thomas Upon its grand opening in 1926, the oceanfront La Valencia Hotel and Spa became an instant icon of La Jolla, the upscale neighborhood 12 miles north of downtown San Diego. With its rosy-hued, Mediterranean-inspired architecture, the property…
La Valencia Hotel and Spa in La Jolla, San Diego
By J. C. Thomas When you’re spending a night in one of Europe’s grand old cities – and London is arguably the grandest of them all – select a hotel that matches the splendor of the whole experience. The Royal…
By J.C. Thomas Morro Bay, a serene little fishing port on the Central Coast of California, is almost exactly half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco (200 miles and 230 miles respectively), and the perfect weekend getaway distance from…
Located just 15 minutes south of San Francisco, the beautiful beach-front town of Pacifica is the perfect destination for capturing the southbound journey of migrating gray whales. The voyage starts in October when the gray whales start swimming south from…
Visit Pacifica
By George Christopher Thomas LOMPOC, CA — A few miles north of Santa Barbara just along the coast of Central California, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Air Force are planning another mission to Mars. Set…
Mission To Mars
Never been to New York City? Then you must make plans to take a bite out of the Big Apple. By Roger Allnutt There is never a dull moment when you visit New York, with almost infinite entertainment options both…