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Jan012015

Last Day Monterey 2014 photo essay

New Year’s Eve started in some ways like a typical tourist day in Monterey since I went to the Holiday Inn Express Monterey Bay for my shower, breakfast and to pick up the hotel folio for Kelley’s fourth IHG Rewards Club stay for two free nights at any IHG hotel worldwide in 2015. Spending $117…

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Dec272014

Gray whale migration passing by Monterey

Monterey is one of the great places in the world to be from late December through January. The gray whale migration is the longest migration of any mammal at around 10,000 miles from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea of northern Alaska to the winter breeding and calving lagoons on the western coast…

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May152014

Tour of California cycling race in Monterey

Travel got me into cycling races. Summer travel to Europe was the specific catalyst for an interest in road cycling due to the one constant every July for three weeks is Tour de France. Lance Armstrong, superstar, superdoped athlete was a familiar summer face when I was in Ireland, Netherlands and Germany and regardless of…

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Dec062013

Whale Watching Tours Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay has been the source of news stories recently for the abundance of whales residing locally these past couple months while feeding on an unusually large number of anchovies. So yesterday, on the coldest day of 2013 when the temperature did not even reach 50 F. in Monterey, I embarked on a whale watching…

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Sep262013

Alaska Airlines Fall Sale Oct 10-Dec 11 flights

Alaska Airlines is motivating me to make a long overdue trip for touring California’s second largest city in San Diego. Besides the low $137.80 roundtrip fare between Monterey and San Diego during the Alaska Airlines Fall sale being a good deal, the opportunity as a California resident to earn a free Alaska Airlines ticket with…

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Sep112013

See Life in Monterey

Monterey has had gorgeous weather the past couple weeks. These are the September days when the 24-hour temperature range is typically 60 as a low at 5am in the morning and around 70 to 74 as a high in daytime sunny skies. Morning fog is present at least half the days near the coast, but…

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Jul272013

Where are You From? The Wonder Years

One of the most common questions people ask, particularly travelers, is “Where are you from?” Conversations between strangers often happen by finding common ground on a topic to discuss. Religion and politics and issues can be controversial starter topics. Places are safe to talk about as an ice breaker for words. Hotel travel for me…

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