View from Pacific Surfliner Train, Los Angeles to San Diego

Riding the Pacific Surfliner: the Los Angeles to San Diego Train

On a recent domestic flight I found myself having one of those travel days. You know the ones. You get to the airport and the queue to get through security is a mile long. You get to the gate for your flight and sit there surrounded by glum looking people for half an hour andRead More

Loree Gold in Santa Barbara Art Museum

Loree Gold, Santa Barbara Museum of Art docent: Ten Questions

Downtown Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to explore, filled with charming shops and cafes. But there’s more to this pretty coastal city than shopping and eating and drinking. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a filled with the sort of collection much larger cities would be very happy to have. With more thanRead More

John Moran, Alcatraz Night Tours Manager

John Moran, Alcatraz Night Tours Manager: Ten Questions

If you’ve done the day tour of Alcatraz and think you’ve already seen The Rock, think again. The Alcatraz night tours offer visitors the chance to go into areas of the famous prison that are closed on the day tours, including the hospital. John Moran is the Manager of the Alcatraz Island Night Tour andRead More

Celebrity Century Final Year

Last Chance to Cruise on Celebrity Century

In travel, as in life, so much focus is put on the latest and the greatest; on the newest product that you can try. While I do like shiny new things I also love the chance to be part of a farewell tour, of getting to be one of the last people to experience something.Read More

Scott O'Hanlon, Waterfront Beach Resort

Scott O’Hanlon, Waterfront Beach Resort: Ten Questions

Huntington Beach, California, also known as Surf City USA, is home to the Waterfront Beach Resort, a popular Hilton Hotel and landmark in Orange County. After watching the resort being built, local surfer Scott O’Hanlon went in and asked for a job and soon found himself starting a new career in the hotel business. HeRead More

Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Coachella

Ace Hotel Palm Springs for Coachella review

It may seem like my first Coachella was only yesterday, but somehow it’s that time of year again… time for music lovers to go back to the desert for one of the greatest festivals on the planet. Where to stay can be a bit of a challenge. For my friends and I last year TheRead More