Balloon art at Broad Museum, DTLA

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles

Broad Museum, Infinity Mirror Room, DTLALos Angeles is known for its sunny days and warm beaches. But the next time you head south seeking sunshine, you might want to spend some time downtown.

It’s not Hollywood, but downtown Los Angeles has found its own way to shine.

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McWay Falls, Big Sur, Highway 1

California Dreaming, Big Sur Road Trip

Limekiln State Park Beach, Big SurFolks come from all around the world to see Big Sur. Now that the Highway 1 detour is gone, it’s a good inspiration to revisit this great stretch of Northern California’s backyard.

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Senado Square, Macao

Wandering Can Be Magical in Macao

Senado Square, Macao

So many places to see, so little time. Vacation choices can be tough, especially when you’re planning a once in a lifetime trip to faraway destinations like Asia or Europe. But there is a way to have some of both in one trip. Just head to Macao.

Like Hong Kong – which is just 37 miles away – Macau, is a special administrative region of China. It essentially governs itself, but is still a part of China.

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camels in Cabo

Escape to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas at sunrise

If you want quick and easy, with plenty of sunshine, it’s tough to go wrong with a trip to Cabo San Lucas.

Flights are plentiful. Cruise ships love Cabo San Lucas. My cruise out of Long Beach, California (near Los Angeles) with Carnival Cruise Line came with two days in port in Cabo. That left plenty of time for the beach or one of the many of tours and activities. For obvious reasons, many are tied to the water and the coast. Continue reading “Escape to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico”

outdoor sculptures at Taliesin West

Spring Training 2018

Baseball fans are counting the days. 2018 spring training is about to get underway. For the Cactus League, 15 major league teams head to the Greater Phoenix area to practice cracking bats under sunny skies.

With so many teams and stadiums in close proximity to each other, catching numerous games in play is easy. Well, in theory at least. With so much to see in the desert that isn’t tied to a baseball field, fans may have some tough choices to make. Continue reading “Spring Training 2018”