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Oregon Coast Retreat
Oregon Coast Retreat

Head Lighthouse. The 93-foot-tall brick tower sits at the crest of a narrow windswept bluff that juts nearly a mile into the thrashing ocean. In the wrought iron cradle atop the tower, oil-burning wicks have given way to commercially powered LED bulbs. They light the...

Exploring  the Golden State’s Hiking Trails
Exploring the Golden State’s Hiking Trails

Where redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean, hike to a waterfall that empties onto a sandy beach cove. Under the canopy of Monterey cypress trees, those twisting, wind-shaped evergreens will lead you to turquoise coastal waters pounding against the rocks.
In ancient storied...

DISCOVERING MENDOCINO’S WILD COAST
DISCOVERING MENDOCINO’S WILD COAST

One silver lining of the Covid pandemic is that it forced us to consider national travel rather than the mostly International trips we’ve favored for decades. Mendocino County, a couple of hours north of San Francisco, wasn’t on our travel radar. Previous trips from...

Surf’s Up In Morocco
Surf’s Up In Morocco

I grew up hearing stories about Morocco from my father, a World War II Army veteran whose unit helped push German General Erwin Rommel - the “Desert Fox” - and his soldiers out of North Africa. Several maps of the country - showing U.S. troop positions - decorated my...

India’s Exotic Pushkar Camel Fair
India’s Exotic Pushkar Camel Fair

We had been traveling with our trusted Indian driver for more than a week on our 17-day odyssey through India and Nepal. He weaved expertly through the Pushkar Pass (Ghati), a twisty 30-mile road that connected the city of Ajmer to our destination, Pushkar, on the...

Breathtaking Blend: Tokara Wine Estate
Breathtaking Blend: Tokara Wine Estate

By Mary James South Africa -- Art and architecture, vineyards and gardens, wine-making and fine cuisine - all are equals in the stellar blend that is Tokara Wine Estate, the first of the area’s wineries we visited. A half-hour Uber drive from Franschhoek (only 3 miles...

Postcards from Vietnam
Postcards from Vietnam

      Dear Ron, Traffic in Vietnam is famous. Maybe not tourist-attraction famous, but definitely a phenomenon. We’re talking about motorbike traffic. Motorbikes swarm Vietnam like monster bees. Buzzing, roaring, put-putting down every street, along...

Rough Seas
Rough Seas

  By Ron & Mary James Mary and I have had many chats lately about our upcoming booked cruises. We wonder if they will be cancelled as the pandemic persists. We speculate about radical changes in the cruise experience as cruise lines focus on keeping...

The Corona Corridore
The Corona Corridore

The world is a much different place than it was when our last edition published. Since then, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned life upside down. Chances are, travel as we have known it will never be the same. Many airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour companies, and...

A Stormy Sundowner in Kenya

Ron and Mary James thrill to a perfect sundowner on their last night on the Masai Mara. There bliss it interrupted by a lightning and thunderstorm.

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