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Meandering Through The Four Seasons

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Tales Told From The Road concludes 2011 with a photographic reprise of the jaunts over hill and dale Dick Jordan took near his California home as a member of the hiking group Meandering in Marin on Tuesdays during all four seasons of 2009.  Drink a toast to the New Year as you watch this video. […]

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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

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With less than three weeks left to shop ‘til you drop for holiday gifts, the San Francisco Chronicle has come up with some nifty gift ideas for the travelers on your shopping list. Travel Editor Spud Hilton, contributing travel writers Jill K. Robinson, John Flinn, and Jennifer Blot, and Chronicle “Outdoors” writer Tom Stienstra, pass […]

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“Flying” in Style on TV

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PAN AM (via LAX Magazine)

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Travel Photo Thursday Redux: The One That Got Away

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Spotting a flock of wild turkeys in the rural areas surrounding San Francisco Bay is so common that I am almost certain to see them in a field just ten minutes’ drive to the west of my home. But I never expected to find one at the condominium complex in El Cerrito where I had […]

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The Future of Thanksgiving Air Travel?

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If you are cooling your heels at an airport waiting for your flight to the city where Grandma lives, or just stepped off a crowded airliner and are headed to her house, here’s what Thanksgiving air travel might look like in the future:

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Travel Photo Thursday: Barbie “Does” Munich

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Barbie Dolls.  Lots of Barbie Dolls.  And Ken was there, too.  But not in California. It’s only fitting that this week’s Travel Photo Thursday should be of American’s Favorite Southern California Beach-Life Couple, Barbie and Ken (I always thought them Very L.A.), since last week’s Travel Photo Thursday shot was of a surfer-dude, and since […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Surf’s Up!

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Surfing (the kind you do on the water, not on the World Wide Web) spilled all over the “Sporting Green” section of the San Francisco Chronicle during the last few days.  But you would be all wet if you thought that the photo a left was taken at the Rip Curl Pro Search contest off […]

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A Fun Ride: Bob’s Excellent Travel Adventure

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If you are a wage-slave, you probably feel like a hamster spinning endlessly in a wheel, going nowhere fast.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t break out of your caged-in daily routine and travel the world, pursuing your dreams, as this short animated film shows.  Just make sure to watch the film to the very […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Flying High

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My first flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was aboard a propeller-driven United Airlines DC-6 bound for Vancouver, British Columbia.  I wore a suit and a tie.  I was seven years old. Fourteen years would pass before an airplane would next carry me away from home.  Sometime during an overnight Braniff International Airways flight from Sea-Tac […]

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Travel Trivia: Quirky Animal Events Quiz

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It is time to see how bright a traveler you are:  Can you  correctly identify the locale of ten animal-related events?  Using anything but your noggin is impermissible, so forget about using search engines, encyclopedias, guidebooks, or texting, phoning, or e-mailing friends or other “sources”, including Twitter or Facebook, either. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 Dick Jordan

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When Flying Makes You Want to Boogie

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Let’s face it:  For we passengers, travel by air is often a stressful and unpleasant experience.  And cabin crew members who have to put up with bad behavior from unruly customers, work hard, and get paid less than they did in the past, must hate it when the alarm clock goes off and they have […]

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