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That season again…and not talking taxes

April is harbor seal pup season in Monterey County, California. The coast of Monterey is a great place for seeing marine life in the ocean without getting on a boat. My great fortune is I live here. January is grey

AAdvantage ExPlat fast-track Diary Day 26 – Ready, Set, Go to London and Paris

What a week! The last time I was this out of it from sickness during travel was February 2011, when I came down with the flu while staying in Washington, D.C. One night during that trip when burning up with

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

Using AirfareWatchDog for tracking low fares

There were so many low fares around the USA yesterday with American and United dropping airfares to almost match Spirit Airlines on many routes. After post-bombing in the morning, I scheduled a break to hike the beautiful coastline of Monterey

United and American Monterey to Baltimore and Milwaukee $300

Monterey, California to Baltimore BWI or Milwaukee MKE is around $300 round trip for flights on United or US Airways for travel August to December on many weekdays and Saturdays. American Airlines Monterey MRY – Phoenix PHX – Milwaukee MKE

SeaWorld Orlando and marine mammal intelligence on cue

SeaWorld Orlando was the site of one of the IPW 2015 Orlando convention evening events this week. All the photos in this article are my own photos from Central Coast California and SeaWorld Orlando performances. This week was the first

Summer fog season returns in California

Today I saw clear skies for the first time in a couple of weeks. The sun appeared this morning once the Alaska Airlines aircraft reached about 1,000 feet in elevation over Monterey County, California. I have been spending my days

Victoria to Tofino driving slow roads on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Victoria has a problem with vehicle gridlock. Vancouver Island is a little larger than Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County combined, yet half of the more than 760,000 people on the island live in the metropolitan Victoria

Tofino is the end of the road for adventure in British Columbia wilderness

Tofino is the end of the road on the west coast of Vancouver Island. This town on the western edge of Canada and the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean is the launching point for wilderness adventure on truly remote

Point Lobos is my mistress

Point Lobos is my mistress. At least that is what my wife claims. She accuses me at times of spending more time with Point Lobos in her part of the woods than here at home in our part of the