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Wild California Condors of Big Sur

Today I photographed two California condors feeding on a dead sea lion. California condors are the largest land birds of North America. They are a rare sighting with only 232 California condor birds in the wild as of October 31,

Wild Cat Adventure at Ventana Inn, Big Sur

Four hotels in the Monterey Peninsula-Big Sur area are members of the Condé Nast Traveler Platinum Circle List signifying five consecutive years, including 2012, on their annual CN Traveler Gold List hotels. Ventana Inn, Big Sur 89.7 Post Ranch Inn,

Driving California’s Pacific Edge on Big Sur Coast

Big Sur is a place, a region, a destination, a mindset, a way of life. Big Sur is Highway 1, the Santa Lucia Mountains, hairpin road turns and crumbling rocky hillsides where cliffs drop to the sea; sometimes taking the

Three Condors of the Day in Big Sur

Yesterday was bird day afternoon along the Big Sur coast of Monterey County. The wind blown waves made whale spotting difficult. To compensate for lack of whale sightings was a marvelous display of birds, thousands of gulls, soaring along the

Monterey-Big Sur Winter Hotel Deals

I spent a day at the beach in Carmel last week.  There were the usual crowds walking along the boutique storefronts and across Ocean Street.  The pedestrian traffic subsided quickly once away from the commercial district of Carmel and the

My wife survived 8kg carryon limit flights to Europe. This trip, but the next?

Last summer I calculated we paid about 40% more for low cost flights on airlines like Norwegian, Ryanair and Wizz by adding the price for one checked bag on each of my wife’s tickets. Kelley’s argument for a checked bag

Into the green foothills for tiny Murphys, California big Murphys Irish Day 2019

Murphys Irish Day is the 3rd Saturday in March and most recently happened Saturday, March 16, 2019. Murphys Irish Day probably saw more than 20,000 visitors to the small Sierra foothills town of Murphys in Calaveras County. About 600 yards

Monterey or North Wales marine mammal sightings. Who is the big little liar?

In late December Kelley and I were talking to a young college student Russian woman at California Republic Bar in Prague, Czechia. A large photo covered one wall depicting a street scene that looked to me like Los Angeles, circa

Summer Fare Condor deal is much bigger than $170 PDX-FRA one way, more low fares from dozens of USA airports

Today there are fare deals on The Flight Deal and SecretFlying about Condor $169 one way flights in July from Portland PDX. While you may think this article is another rehash of the same old deals, I plan to go

Hilton HHonors Big World Summer Sale for 2016 stays

Hilton HHonors has a members only Big World Sale or Summer Sale for up to 25% and 30% off room rates at participating properties worldwide. These are advance purchase, prepaid and nonrefundable rates. The summer sale end date is from