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May152017

Pacific Grove, California has wonderful May days

The Monterey Peninsula gets some serious tourism with a couple million visitors throughout the year. Tourism here peaks June to August, but May is still relaxing for me in the weeks before the crowds pick up and travelers fill the coastal walking paths. As a local Monterey resident, I headed three miles down the coast…

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Sep222015

Arctic Norway and whales

Telling travelers and flight crew yesterday that I was returning to San Francisco, California from Arctic Norway evoked an inquisitive response from people interested in a place where relatively few Americans have traveled. “Did you see the northern lights?” – That is more of a late fall and winter months phenomenon. “Was it gorgeous?” –…

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Aug292015

Whale of a show at Point Lobos

Humpback whales are hanging around the central coast this month in their summer feeding grounds around Monterey Bay. This week has been the best shoreline whale watching experiences since July 2014 when a similar oceanic event happened around these parts of the California central coast. I typically see ten or more whales every time I…

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Aug192015

View from Inn on Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate is the 8,000-acre private estate of the George W. Vanderbilt family in Asheville, North Carolina with its centerpiece 250-room Biltmore House described as America’s largest private residence. The mansion and estate grounds were built between 1889 and 1895. The house opened to the public in 1963. The entry fee into Biltmore Estate is…

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