HILLS NEWSPAPERS: February 26, 2015
Two famous men are the subject of this travel feature. And if that doesn’t intrigue you, the word “free” just might.
The East Bay homes of John Muir and Eugene O’Neill are off-radar gems that make great day trip destinations. Both were big thinkers, if not geniuses in their day, and their homes give us insight into their lives. Continue reading
CONTRACOSTATIMES.COM: January 16, 2015
As a seasoned traveler, I’ve ended up in some strange foreign lands. Iceland in June, Lapland in January … South Dakota in the dead of winter. But this happened in my own backyard, so to speak.
There I was, standing face to face with a cobra. Alert and extended, it seemed poised to strike.
“It’s a magnificent specimen,” said my guide as he beckoned me closer. “Just look at the hood.” Continue reading
A snow covered Empire Mine
INSIDEBAYAREA.COM: December 12, 2014
All that glitters is not gold. Some of it comes from the twinkling lights heralding Christmas in California’s Gold Country. Continue reading
HILLS NEWSPAPERS: November 21, 2014
Please forgive Santa if he ditches his sleigh for a bike in the Livermore Valley. More than 8 miles of bike lanes and trails connect 16-plus wineries in this pleasantly rural wine region. Continue reading
HILLS NEWSPAPERS: September 19, 2014
Beverly Hills — swimming pools, movie stars. And a celebrated ZIP code. A century old this year, the 90210 looks as good as it did when the Clampetts came into our pysche in the 1960s. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014
It’s the most high-tech, energy-efficient stadium in the country. And it could be the new home of the Oakland Raiders. Sure, Levi’s Stadium already has the 49ers, but when this $1.2 billion facility was built, it was built for two teams. Continue reading
HILLS NEWSPAPERS: July 25, 2014
Airport parking. It’s one of those things that sends blood pressure – and travel budgets – soaring. It’s also big business for airports like SFO, where parking brings in as much as $118 million in annual revenue. But unless you like donating to the cause (to the tune of $14-$45 a day) consider a Park, Sleep and Fly package.