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Monterey in May means seal pups and humpback whales

Plentiful sunshine is a gift of Monterey in May. These are the weeks before peak summer tourism season days really ramp up and makes driving Highway 1 south to Carmel and Big Sur a drag for local residents. And these

Famous Lone Cypress loses limb in last week’s storm

Pebble Beach turns 100 years old in 2019. The 250-years-old Lone Cypress on a granite rocky perch  above the Pacific Ocean of Carmel Bay has been the trademarked icon of Pebble Beach since its founding. Strong winds from a Pacific

Loyalty Traveler Travels 2018 trip report pages

Today I updated my Loyalty Traveler Travels page with new pages for my four 2018 trips taken so far. Jan 2018 Key West and Everglades National Park Feb 2018 Amsterdam June 2018 Copenhagen, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Sopot, Krakow, Rome July-August 2018

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

No bag fees Allegiant $39 Monterey to Las Vegas for Frontier $37 Miami flight

Frontier Airlines has a fare sale about three times per week. Last November, I took the bait during a 99% off fare sale to buy a $37 one way ticket for Las Vegas to Miami. My return flight Miami to

Come see cars, whales and otters in Monterey this week

August is here, which means car week on the Monterey Peninsula during the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance. Tens of thousands of tourists descend on Monterey for this August event. Honestly, I did not even know Concours d’elegance was happening

Helicopter Package to Post Ranch Inn Big Sur

A helicopter flying in a southerly direction to Big Sur passed overhead yesterday as I walked through the park Point Lobos State Reserve on the central coast of California. About 90 minutes later the helicopter passed overhead again on its

Iceland seal population in rapid decline. Seal pup season in Monterey, California

Two weeks ago when I was in Iceland, I read the Icelandic harbour seal population has declined by 77% since 1980, when the first aerial seal count estimated a population at 33,000 animals. A 2011 census estimated 11,000 to 12,000

In Monterey, January is gray whale watching season

One truism for my travels is I never feel too sad about coming back home to Monterey after a trip. The Monterey Peninsula region and central coast California is one of the world’s top tourist locations. Monterey and Carmel-by-the-sea attract

Road Trip Las Vegas to Monterey in 28 annotated photos

The clarity of light in the cold months of California and the desert Southwest epitomizes the phrase ‘on a clear day you can see forever’. Plus, California looks slightly green in places after days of November rain. These were nice