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“Cuba, Libre?” Named “Best Documentary Feature”

“Cuba, Libre?” Named “Best Documentary Feature”

Just days after receiving its fourth award from film festivals and competitions, Cuba, Libre?, the 2016 documentary produced by Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, has won the “Best Documentary Feature” award from the Festigious International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Here’s the film’s trailer. “Cuba, Libre?” Trailer from Dick Jordan on Vimeo.  …

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Preserving Pismo’s Scenic Ridgelands

Preserving Pismo’s Scenic Ridgelands

(Originally published April 11, 2017; updated February 15, 2018) For Northern Californians, Pismo Beach, about 180 miles north of Los Angeles, is an eclectic little town that offers a convenient and scenic stopping point along Highway 101 for breaking up one long day’s drive to Greater L.A. into a more manageable and less stressful two-day …

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Priced Out of Nature: The High Cost of a National Park Vacation

Priced Out of Nature: The High Cost of a National Park Vacation

(Originally published September 21, 2016; last updated April 12, 2018) “$30 park fee?” That’s what my wife said after reading an article in our local newspaper about what it costs to “get in the door” at Grand Canyon National Park. That sounded high to me, so I checked the park’s Website. Yep, it’s $30 for …

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Parking a Tree Park to Death

Parking a Tree Park to Death

(Updated January 14, 2018) Muir Wood National Monument, a 17 mile drive north from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge is in danger of being “loved to death.” The monument’s giant coast redwoods aren’t being crushed by “tree huggers.” But its parking lots are becoming so choked by visitors’ vehicles that a “Take-A-Number-Next-Customer-Please!” entrance …

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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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“Cuba, Libre?” Documentary Wins More Awards

“Cuba, Libre?” Documentary Wins More Awards

Cuba, Libre?, the 2016 documentary film by Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, recently won two more film competition awards. In January, the film received an Award of Recognition from the IMPACT DOCS Awards whose “goal is to discover and honor the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality documentaries.” The following month, …

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