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ALBION RIVER INN
ALBION RIVER INN

For our second evening in Mendocino, we were fortunate enough to snag a reservation at the Albion River Inn, a 15-minute drive from our hotel at Little River. The highly recommended restaurant is on everyone’s best Northern California Coastal dining list. Located in...

Little River Inn Restaurant
Little River Inn Restaurant

The well-organized Little River Inn staff handled pandemic restrictions without sacrificing the joy of restaurant dining. Seating was by reservation only, so there was no waiting when we arrived at our appointed time. Except for masks and table distancing, you...

10 of the best Irish glamping and camping getaways
10 of the best Irish glamping and camping getaways

For little adventurers and adult explorers alike, the glamping and camping options around the island of Ireland are nothing short of endless Whether you’re looking for an intimate high-end luxury site, a wild spot on an exquisite landscape to pitch your tent, or a...

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...

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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