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Trump “Travel Ban” Partially in Place After Supreme Court Rules

Trump “Travel Ban” Partially in Place After Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court Will Hear Trump Travel Ban Challenge (Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the final version of Trump’s “travel ban.” It’s potential impact on those wishing to enter the U.S. is discussed in this New York Times story.) (Updated at 5:15 p.m., PDT, Sunday, April 22, 2018: On Wednesday, …

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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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