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Monterey Bay where the wild things still live

Environmental tourism is a major draw of Monterey Bay for visitors from around the world. I meet people from many states and countries when I am out and about viewing and photographing wildlife in the area. Recent science news stories

Oslo, Norway summer days

Oslo, Norway is a place I have visited twice, the first time in winter 2013 and then returned 18 months later in late summer 2014. My first trip in March 2013 was only a 23 hour layover on an incredible

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

Sep-Oct 2015 American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge trips

American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge with three trips to Europe Sep-Oct 2015 My fantastic American AAdvantage elite fast-track offer (June 22, 2015) Cost of flying 30,000 AAdvantage flight miles Thoughts on my AAdvantage Executive Platinum challenge Nested tickets for more

Berlin to San Francisco $370-$392 All Alliances Aug-May

A low fare from Berlin to San Francisco from $370 to $392 is available with SkyTeam or Oneworld routes for departures from mid-August into May 2018. Fares are low $400s over December holidays. As a Central Coast California local, January

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

Loyalty Traveler Travels

This is a collection of posts from countries and states, cities, hotels, airports, parks and museums where I have traveled on Loyalty Traveler trips in the past few years. September 2016 London – Slovakia – Austria trip report, September 2016 Slovakia

Why Santa Maria is a good hotel stop for California coast drive San Francisco to L.A.

Tens of thousands of tourists over the next few months will drive the coastline of California along State Route 1, aka Highway 1 or Pacific Coast Highway or PCH. The drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles, staying mostly on