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.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: June 27, 2014
Sundance, Cannes, Toronto. There are more than 3,000 film festivals in the world, but only one has a backdrop like this. The Maui Film Festival must be what heaven is like for cinema buffs. Continue reading