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Big Sur’s “Heartbreak Road”

Big Sur’s “Heartbreak Road”

(Originally published June 7, 2017; updated October 14, 2017; last update on June 14, 2018.) A half-century ago, in 1967, San Francisco experienced the “Summer of Love.” A year later, I lived through a personal “summer of love” when on nearly every weekend from June through August I drove California’s scenic and fabled Highway from …

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Popular Lassen Park Attraction Closed During 2018

Popular Lassen Park Attraction Closed During 2018

Bumpass Hell. It sounds like a place to avoid like hell when you’re on vacation. But Bumpass Hell, the top hydrothermal feature in Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park, is one of the “must-see” stops along the 30-mile-long main road through the park. Unfortunately, those headed to Lassen this summer this summer literally won’t be …

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Jet-Setting With “Nat Geo”

Jet-Setting With “Nat Geo”

Once or twice a year, a glossy catalog with a posh trip by air lands in my mailbox. The latest that caught my eye was about the National Geographic Expeditions new multi-day private jet excursion to Central and South America. You’ll be gone for twenty-two days, departing from and returning to Miami, making these stops …

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