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Art, lobster and much more in Maine

Art, lobster and much more in Maine

The vacation gods must be smiling on us.

A visit to the eastern most point in the country

A visit to the eastern most point in the country

“Do you really want to drive all the way out to Lubec?”

Taking the roads less traveled can be very adventurous

Taking the roads less traveled can be very adventurous

If you think you’re a seasoned traveler, consider the itineraries of adventure-seeker Brad Grant of Del Mar and globetrotter and author Patricia Schultz. 

A few days in the ‘Big Apple’ requires a plan and flexibility

A few days in the ‘Big Apple’ requires a plan and flexibility

When you’re on the loose in the Big Apple for 72 hours, you need a plan but with flexibility.

More to see than trees at Sequoia National Park

More to see than trees at Sequoia National Park

The sign says there are 400 steps to the top of Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park, but I quit counting after 50. I want to concentrate more on the spectacular view that is expanding as I climb higher and higher. It’s also an excuse to stop for a few seconds to let the oxygen […]

These gadgets help make travel experiences wonderful

These gadgets help make travel experiences wonderful

Once again, it’s time for a roundup of great gadgets for gadabouts.

A day of ziplining adventure

A day of ziplining adventure

When our Navitat Canopy Adventure began at about 11 a.m. on a June day, the sky was clear, the sun was warm and the air was still. A perfect day for ziplining high above lands bordering the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood.

More to Sequoia than redwoods

More to Sequoia than redwoods

We are 300 feet below the earth’s surface in Sequoia National Park’s Crystal Cave, aptly named for its magnificent, shining stalactites and stalagmites that surround us. Suddenly, the few lights mounted on the walls go out and we stand in blackness. Our group of eight does a collective, controlled gasp.

Woman’s book chronicles unlikely year in Iraq

Woman’s book chronicles unlikely year in Iraq

The fear of being unemployed and mounting debt are strong motivators, which is why Gretchen Berg found herself in a small town in Iraqi Kurdistan teaching young adults English.Not exactly the path that the 39-year-old copy writer and fashion maven had envisioned, especially since she’d already dismissed a teaching career. But in 2009, financial desperation […]

Mammoth Mountain, Lake aren’t just for wintry seasons

Mammoth Mountain, Lake aren’t just for wintry seasons

It’s the first week of June, but sizable patches of snow linger on the trail to Crystal Lake, 9,000 feet in the mountains near the town of Mammoth Lakes.