California Dreaming: Big Sur

by Chris on February 9, 2012

California Dreaming continues with a look at the gorgeous Big Sur.
California Dreaming: The BIg Sur

My California Dreaming series continues with a look at Big Sur. This stretch of coastal California has inspired writers, travelers and thinkers for more than a century. Authors such as Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac found inspiration in the forested coast, which was sparsely populated until the famed Route 1 became a state highway in […]


California Dreaming: Carmel by the Sea

by Chris on February 6, 2012

My California Dreaming series opens with a visit to Carmel by the Sea in Monterey County.
California Dreaming

“California Dreaming/On such a winter’s day.” One of the best things about moving to the West Coast has been my newfound proximity to California. At the Los Angeles Travel Show a few weeks ago, I learned that California is the number one state that American leisure travelers want to visit. It seems to be for […]


Wondering where to take a family vacation? Here are some of my personal favorite family vacations – perhaps you’ll get some ideas for your family.
Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

I’m appearing this morning on Good Day Columbus on FOX28  in Columbus, Ohio. I’m in town for the AAA Great Vacations Expo, where I’ll be speaking later today and tomorrow at noon. I’m a little bummed that I’m going to miss headliner Adam Richman of Man vs. Food do his thing, but I’ve been away from my husband a […]