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Dec212013

Too Cute: Elephant Seal Pup

An elephant seal rookery is located about 85 miles south of Monterey and 50 miles north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1, the coast road of Big Sur. This is probably the most accessible spot in California to see elephant seals. The elephant seal viewing area is located directly off Highway 1 south of…

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Sep212013

Just how expensive are Big Sur hotels?

Big Sur, California is a region that was unified by the completion of the Pacific Coast state highway in 1937 to allow through traffic from Carmel to San Simeon, a distance of 90 miles. The paved highway shifted the rugged California central coast economy of Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties from pioneer subsistence on…

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Sep192013

Highway 1 Big Sur Coast Drive Detour

Three reasons I wanted to make a road trip yesterday around Monterey County and a drive south on Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast. First, the desire to drive a paved road I did not know existed until a couple years ago called the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road linking Highway 1 on the Monterey County coast…

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Aug272013

Colorado Tourism Commercial – Once

USA ProCycling Challenge in Colorado, nicknamed ‘America’s Race’, finished up after seven days of cycling races mostly in the high country from Aspen to Denver. The average elevation was something like 6,500 feet and some roads took the race to a higher level than any professional cycling race with Independence Pass at an elevation over…

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