A Hint of Fall Just Arrived

A Hint of Fall Just Arrived

I love when fall comes to Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains (where I live) so I make it a game with myself to look for the first signs of autumn knocking on the door. Usually, it starts showing up around… Read more >

Clock’s Ticking on $10 Lifetime Senior Pass

Clock’s Ticking on $10 Lifetime Senior Pass

Time is running out on one of the greatest recreational deals around for seniors and if you’re over 62years old you have until Aug. 27 to take advantage of it. For several years, an America the Beautiful – National Parks… Read more >

Calico – California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town

Calico – California’s Silver Rush Ghost Town

The first thing that caught my eye on this windy, early-winter morning was the big white lettering near the top of the rocky hill in front of me: Calico. I was anxious to explore this Old West silver mining town… Read more >

The Wonderful Mountain Town of Wrightwood

The Wonderful Mountain Town of Wrightwood

Wrightwood always reminds me of the towns and communities I’ve seen in California’s lower Sierra range, with plenty of pine trees, powdery snow in the winter and a getaway feeling that makes you feel relaxed from the daily grind. It’s… Read more >

The Grass Is Always Greener

The Grass Is Always Greener

I’ve lived in Southern California’s San Bernardino County for more than 30 years. My wife and I moved from greater Los Angeles to a home near Lake Arrowhead, a community in the San Bernardino Mountains with a four-season climate. Elevation… Read more >

Big Bear’s Woodland Trail Shares Forest Secrets

Big Bear’s Woodland Trail Shares Forest Secrets

It’s a beautiful, warm late spring morning and I’ve just sat down on one of the small wooden benches placed at a few of the stops along the San Bernardino National Forest’s Woodland Trail in the Big Bear area. The… Read more >

Searching for Early California’s History: El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Ángeles

Searching for Early California’s History: El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Ángeles

Olvera Street Gives Visitors a Glimpse of What Old Los Angeles Was Like More Than 200 Years Ago

Latest Release – Olvera Street Travel Guide

Latest Release – Olvera Street Travel Guide

Olvera Street: Discover the Soul of Los Angeles leads you past today’s glitzy bars and eateries, sports centers and high-rises to trace the city’s roots.

Coming Soon — 5 Easy Hikes Around Lake Arrowhead

Coming Soon — 5 Easy Hikes Around Lake Arrowhead

Coming in September — 5 Easy Hikes Around Lake Arrowhead It’s an e-travel guide for those visiting Lake Arrowhead, California and the neighboring mountain communities focusing on easy hikes in the San Bernardino National Forest. It’s the first e-travel guide… Read more >

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