California Travel Tips
The American Dream has always flowed west, lured by the promises of California. Eureka! cried the gold miners in 1848 - I've found it. Eureka! cried naturalist John Muir and industrialist William Randolph Hearst. Eureka! cried Steve Jobs and Marilyn Monroe.
By many measures, California remains the biggest, most dynamic, most diverse, most forward-thinking state in the nation. Ask yourself where we'd be without the vacuum tube, personal computers, the Internet, Frisbees, fortune cookies, the seedless watermelon, McDonald's and Mickey Mouse.
Written by Hudson, USA, September 2012
So you’ve made a trip to California
and decided to do a little hiking and head for the hills, eh? Great
decision. A hike could be just what the doctor ordered. California has
some of the best ...
In Laguna Beach or the Orange County
area this week? Fancy some art you’ve never seen, but maybe not that
into the whole art scene and are looking for something a bit different?
Try catching ...
Written by ROD C, Australia, December 2011
I had the chance to do a coach trip to Monterey and Carmel a few weeks ago, and even though I've been this way a dozen times before, I still found it a delightful day.
You couldn't wish for ...
Written by Hudson, USA, May 2012
The Monterey Bay Peninsula is a delightful little outcropping of land highlighting some of the best there is to do and see in California. It is here that the mighty Pacific meets the rugged ...
As kids, many of us American boys, at some point, held a certain
admiration for comics. Whether your hero was Flash, Superman, Batman, or
some of the lesser-known superheroes, the high-color art, ...
Yup! You’ve read that correctly. Decadence isn’t dead. Pasadena has, apparently, come across some magic combination of intelligence, cunning, taste, and the mighty cocoa bean. The best California ...
Written by Hudson, USA, February 2012
Find yourself in Sacramento, California and fancy an idea on what to do? Consider the historic riverfront to be your go-to name-of-the-game escape. This 28-acre National Historic Landmark District ...
Written by Hudson, USA, December 2011
San Jose is often overlooked on the visitor’s to-do list. But this needn’t be. The little brother to the south of San Francisco is home to much more than the casual eye might spy. The Tech Museum ...
Written by Hudson, USA, January 2012
We’ve all seen the movies, but could the saga that put Lucas Films on the map truly become a reality? Would the X-Wing ever cruise through inter-stellar space or even park in our garage? Could the ...
It has been said of Santa Barbara
that if you’re scribbling down a list of To-Do things, it’s better to
make them in pencil rather than in pen. This is because of the American
Written by Hudson, USA, July 2011
Summertime in California ?
Could the days get any better? With June gloom gone and away, the days
are bright, filled with sunshine and the smell of the ocean breeze. In Santa Barbara , there’s ...
Written by Hudson, USA, October 2011
After the wine-lover movie Sideways debuted, the humble corner of California
known as the Santa Ynez Valley received some much deserved attention
for being a charming area full of ...
Written by Hudson, USA, December 2012
More than just a blip on the radar in northern Napa
county, Calistoga has all the required assets of a delightful escape
from the busy hustle and bustle of bigger ‘burbs. Famous for its ...
Written by Hudson, USA, November 2011
Santa Barbara is often referred to as “The American Riviera”. This designation comes from its unrivaled location along California ’s
southern(ish) coast, its proximity to the mountains nestled ...
Written by Hudson, USA, June 2011
December to right around the end of March and beginning of April is prime Gray Whale watching season along the Central Coast of California. The season varies slightly depending upon where along the ...
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