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Go See the Dodgers and Do it Right! - Marc Liberts been going to Dodger games since the late 1970's. Here's his primer on how to get the game-going experience just right. 27808 8
Ten Days in Thailand - Marc took a 10-day trip to Thailand in the city of Chiang Mai, which is about 300 miles north of Bangkok, near the Laos and Myanmar (Burma) borders. 13062 5
Alaska Cruise Review - If you are considering going to Alaska, a cruise is a great way to see the 49th state in comfort and style. 8014 9
Oso Flaco Lake Outing - Seedlady spent Thanksgiving afternoon at Oso Flaco Lake preserve area just north of Guadalupe. It was gorgeous, quiet and scenic. [pics] 7011 16
The Road Taken: Tbilisi, Georgia - With a name like Tbilisi, pronounced tibb-LEE-see, how can a place be resisted? It’s the capital of the other Georgia, the foreign one that’s a republic. 6918 4
A Trans-Atlantic Cruise - A trans-Atlantic cruise, a Royal Wedding, and 3 days in London .. all wrapped up in a travel review by Marc Liberts. 6565 5
The Road Taken (By Me and the Gypsies) - Gypsies, Romanis, Blamed Nuisances – those vagabonds from Romania, more or less – seem to keep cropping up here and there around the globe. 6374 9
Köln (Cologne -- Whatever), Germany - They say the perfume biz started in Cologne. Can that be right? Anyway, McSeas says that Köln is a fine place to visit. 6123 3
In New Mexico, Watch for Oryxes - And now for something new and different: Consider the Oryx. That's not a typo; an Oryx is a big animal that resembles a deer with funny antlers. 6089 add
Germany: After the Wall - Funny, pathetic and irritating, but when our work in China was done, we headed for the former East Germany by way of (then) Czechoslovakia. 6041 4
Taking My Medicine in Europe - McSeas wasn’t thinking (a shocking surprise!) when he counted his meds for our two-month trip around Western Europe. Finding drugs proved an adventure. 5780 8
Florida's Famous Beaches - Unlike SoCal’s chaotic and built-upon continental edge, the Florida coast is miles of long, long beaches, gently curving. 5720 5
Santa Fe - If you want to be enchanted by the Land of Enchantment, McSeas reckons Santa Fe is the place to go. 5574 5
Driving a Dusty Road - Borrego Springs, down yonder southwest of Palm Springs, is easily McSeas' favorite desert – hospitable and comfortable much of the year, lovely. 5466 8
The Road Home - McSeas hadn't driven home from Tahoe in years, and it was fun, in an odd way - a rather weary way. 5460 8
Michigan's Upper Peninsula – Over the Top - McSeas shares his journey across and down Michigan's Upper Peninusla. Though enjoyable, the tour didn't work out exactly as planned. 5373 16
Juneau Treasures - Jackie Langley shares some of the treasures she found while visiting Alaska on her summer vacation. There is rich diversity of this very different world. [pics] 5230 9
New Mexico - "New Mexico, Land of Enchantment." That's what their license plates say, and it's not too far off. 5203 2
San Funcisco - McSeas takes a foreign visitor to San Funcisco and finds good eats and that there’s something really pleasurable about showing new places to people. 5202 6
Casa en Baja - A Santa Barbaran shares her experience of living in Baja Mexico. 4971 16
On To the Upper Peninsula - Driving north from Midland, Michigan, to visit the tourist area by Mackinac Island, Michigan, we scanned some of the gazillion acres of farm product. 4815 9
Off to Oakland - McSeas found that there are inexpensive and interesting journeys to be had here in good ole’ USA, like this latest trip to Oakland. 4789 11
Yosemite in Summer - Dawnna just returned from a great trip to Yosemite where she saw a big bear and an amazing snowplant. The creeks are full and falls flowing. [pics] 4777 7
Recalling the Sunshine of Youth - Placerville is a funny old place. A place where you go to eat. A corn dogs and chilidogs kinda town, the signs suggest. 4746 5
Wisconsin - This week McSeas navigates us through Wisconsin. "On Wisconsin, on Wisconsin, Plunge right through that line..." 4742 1
Florida Finale - McSeas concludes his Florida trip report today. He just needed to swim in the Gulf to verify its famous warmth. 4713 3
Travel Photos - We just returned from a two week visit to Sicily and Rome, and wanted to share some pictures. [pics] 4697 6
Onward to Michigan - As McSeas continues to make his way into the heart of Middle America, he narrates his journey across notable landmarks in Michigan. 4686 5
Taos - Taos is worth the drive north from Santa Fe, but probably not worth a night's stay unless you want to visit Georgia O'Keeffe's home or D.H. Lawrence's ranch. 4658 6
Carmel - Eric Roland was recently lucky enough to head up to Carmel. It is also a beautiful place with a huge white sand beach. [pics] 4589 4
Over LA & Madonna's House - Max shares aerial [pics] over Los Angeles and Malibu, including Madonna's house. 4546 16
The Road Taken : Cold - Where do we think we are, Russia? Hey, this is St. Babs-by-the-Sea and it's too darned cold! 4545 3
Florida - Part Two - McSeas continues his trip to Florida. His word for Epcot and other Florida Disneyana is over-rated. St. Augustine was a hoot. 4478 2
The Camaraderie of the Trail - "So, what brings you to the North Pole?" Nina, age, 55 to 60, from Helsinki, smiled across the breakfast table in a Tallin, Estonia, hotel. 4433 3
Adventures in New Mexico - Albuquerque is known for its funny name, its most excellent Museum of Art and History, and its status as the "Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World." 4418 add
A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words - Looking down at the forest fire raging across Arizona, I was stunned by the vastness of the fire and the accompanying attack of nerves that fires can inspire. 4373 5
Burning Man - A dedicated edhat subscriber attended Burning Man last weekend and wanted to share some [pics]. 4264 19
Vacationing on the Other Coast - "Florida …" The name has a nice ring to it. Land of oranges, tennis, Seinfeld's parents' Del Boca Vista retirement community, swamps, 'gators. 4243 1
Dallas-Fort Worth Part II - McSeas visits Dallas-Fort Worth for some sunshine, cowboys, and barbecue. 4182 add
Off to Lake Michigan - Everyone has their share of public transport stories. McSeas is no exception. Read about his flight from Phoenix to Chicago. 4125 5
Islands in the Gulf - A whole ‘nother species of creature awaited McSeas on his Florida journey: Retiree americanus, mostly white humans from the northeastern United States. 4099 5
On a slow train from Poland to Austria - McSeas traveled from Krakov to Vienna on an empty train that was crawling slowly, how slowly, along. 3913 2
Krakow, Poland - Team McSeas travelers were delighted by their eastern-most destination -- Krakow, Poland. 3908 2
Cement Boat - If you've ever been on the Santa Cruz "cement boat" John Wiley would like to know more. 3857 9
Rügen Island - Rügen, pronounced ROO-gin, was not a place we'd ever thought of, but it turned out to be one of our all-time favorites. [pic] 3850 6
Monterey Vehicles - Max Rosenberg took [pics] of a 53 HP Bus and 24 million dollar Ferrari in Monterey. 3813 21
Bakersfield's Good Side - If you’ve ever had kids playing organized sports, you will inevitably be called to a tournament in Bakersfield. Here's it's good side. [pics] 3803 5
Eastern Sierra 2013 - Denise Dewire shares her photos from the Eastern Sierras. 3708 23
Vegas Solar Farm - Max Rosenberg has some cool [pics] to share of the clouds above Hope Ranch and of a huge solar farm in Las Vegas. 3643 17
Nebraska - Trail's End on the Cornhusker Highway - It was a lovely, bright, farmy morning as McSeas zipped back to Omaha, en route to Lincoln, NE, his last sightseeing stop. 3591 5
Denmark - McSeas revisits a lovely time spent in Denmark in May of 1992. 3578 4
Milk Way - Aquaholic headed up to the Mammoth Lake area to try her hand at night shooting. [pics] 3561 23
North to Washington! - McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. 3548 5
St. Malo And Mont St. Michel's - The old city of St. Malo is made of huge pieces of dark gray stone, while Carp's is made of small pieces of cheap wood. 3545 4
- Local reader Alissa Parks went to Fiji on her honeymoon and blogged about her experience. To read about her adventures, click here. 3527 3
Good Roadside Stops? - I'll be driving the 101 North up to San Francisco this Saturday from Santa Barbara and am looking for fun roadside stops. 3502 49
Climbing Mt. Ritter - Last week a crew of Santa Barbara locals headed out into the backcountry around Mammoth Lakes to climb Mt. Ritter, the tallest mountain in the Ritter Range. 3496 19
Sound of Music - Salzburg, Austria - You can gaze out from the wall of one of Salzburg's high castles and see way over yonder, where the hills used to be alive with the sound of music. 3434 2
San Francisco's Fleet Week - Look closely at this [pic] from San Francisco's Fleet Week. 3398 16
Bixby Bridge Milky Way - Aquaholic travels north to Big Sur to capture a photo of the Milky Way over Bixby Bridge. 3386 21
Hawaii Recommendations - We're seeking recommendations for first-time Hawaii visit, looking for a laid-back experience. Any tips? 3323 39
Yosemite's Horsetail - An edhat subscriber shares a [pic] from Yosemite's elusive Horsetail Fall "Firefall." 3304 12
Trip To Tijuana - Larry Nimmer took a quick trip to Tijuana and shares his experience. 3289 6
Roadside Windmills - A reader shares a [pic] snapped from the road that showcases the ingenuity of man to harvest electricity. 3287 7
Foggy View - A reader visited Crater Lake yesterday and shares a [pic] of what she saw. 3284 12
BRUGES, Belgium - McSeas hadn't spent much time thinking about Bruges. His curiosity however, had been piqued by the popular film, "In Bruges". 3271 3
Gettysburg 150th Anniversary - A subscriber traveled to Gettysburg for its 150th anniversary. [pics] 3266 10
Eastern Sierra Fall Color - Aquaholic has a couple more images from her trip to the Eastern Sierra. [pics] 3256 32
Puerta Vallarta Festival - The opening night gala for the 20th Festival Gourmet International was a beautiful outdoor food and wine gathering at the Westin Hotel and Spa Resort. [pics] 3254 3
A Sentimental Journey to Prague - We walked around the oldest part of Prague, marveled at the crowds, even out on the Charles Bridge over the Vltava (pronounced Vltava) River. 3211 3
Minnesota and the Mall of America - McSeas stopped in South Nowhere, Minn. to grab a coffee and inhale the farm atmosphere. He also visited the Mall of America. 3207 4
Hanalei Bay - Aquaholic was up early for a sunrise on Hanalei Bay. [pic] 3204 18
North Dakota - Sioux Country - McSeas reports that Bismarck, ND is a pleasant city with good restaurants and a fine museum that he visited when he followed the Lewis and Clark trail. 3201 add
Big Sur Valentine's Day Sunset - Driving into Big Sur on Friday evening, I was witness to a spectacular sunset. [pic] 3197 5
Death Valley National Park - Aquaholic recently had the great pleasure of visiting Death Valley National Park for the very first time and shares [pics] of the things she saw. 3176 13
Still Thinking About Bruges - McSeas says the locals in Bruges were getting fries in 6 inch piles, topped with mayo and looking like little snow-capped mountains. 3124 3
Why Leave? - After fun times in Venice Beach and Cabo, John Wiley is still left with a big question. [pics] 3122 6
Mono Lake Sunset - Aquaholic shares photos of a Mono Lake sunset on a trip to the Eastern Sierras. 3099 10
Denver, Colorado - In Denver, Max Rosenberg noticed a spooky looking Gulfstream Three. 3098 2
Orleans to Augustine - Flying from New Orleans to St. Augustine, John Wiley saw contrasts and changes. 3067 5
Max Rosenberg Pics - Max Rosenberg shares some [pics] of his recent adventures. 3058 add
Yosemite Fire - A reader shares a few [pics] from the Yosemite fire yesterday, taken at 17,000 feet. 3048 7
Mule Days in Bishop - A subscriber traveled to Mule Days in Bishop, CA and saw this patriotic display. 3038 5
Paris Wedding Guest - Charles Croninger shares a [pic] of a Paris wedding guest. 3033 5
Carmel to Hearst - Some views from Carmel to Hearst Castle on John Wiley's flight along Big Sur. 3028 13
Yosemite Nature - A subscriber spent a week in Yosemite Valley and wanted to post a few photos. At one point, the whole camp was awakened by an avalanche. [pics] 3012 10
Bay Holiday - A holiday SF Bay Area flight brought John Wiley new glimpses of the Bridge, Cup, rainbow hills, and the lights of home. 3003 6
Yosemite Smoke - Max Rosenberg shares [pics] of smoke from the fire in Yosemite. 3002 5
Back to Frankfurt, and Home - The two-month train ride around Europe finally came to an end, but there are many, many pleasant images to remember. 2998 1
Panga Arches - Panga boats aren't just left on our beaches, one also took John Wiley out to the famous Cabo Arches. 2995 3
Wind Woman - Deep inside Antelope Canyon at Page, AZ is this eerie formation the guide told John Wiley is "Wind Woman." [pic] 2994 6
Kauai - Aquaholic says aloha from the garden island of Kauai! 2989 10
People-to-People Cuba Travel - A subscriber traveled to Cuba as part of a "people-to-people" exchange program this year. 2965 7
Long Day's Journey Into Night - After prowling around the Riviera and spending an idyllic several days in Provence, a crude Americaine would say, "Le merde toucha le ventilateur!" 2948 add
Yosemite - A subscriber shares photos from Yosemite after the park re-opened. 2941 7
Parker Lake - Eastern Sierra - Aquaholic had the great fortune to spend six days in the Eastern Sierra this past week and shares a shot of Parker Lake. [pic] 2932 11
Paris Fashion Week - Charles Croninger shares a [pic] of how you know it is fashion week in Paris. 2914 7
Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya - Bonnie Carroll reports a Santa Barbara presence at Tasting Paradise in Cancun-Riviera Maya. 2907 1
Hearst Castle Photos - Tom shares photos from a recent trip to Hearst Castle. 2888 6
Monterey Row Boat - Max Rosenberg happened upon a row boat in Monterey that's racing to Hawaii. 2880 4
Long Day's Journey Into Corn - McSeas didn't find many hills, towns, trees, people, houses or even rocks in the Dakotas. Mostly grassy plains and farmland. 2876 add
Northern Iowa - McSeas was buzzin' northwest on Iowa's country roads, reflecting that he had the highway to himself. 2861 2
Over Los Angeles - Max Rosenberg shares a photo flying above Los Angeles and the fire at Banning Pass. 2852 6
Catalina Airport - Max Rosenberg soared over Catalina Island's airport on Saturday. [pic] 2848 7
Canyon Road in Santa Fe - On a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, a subscriber observed you can see tons of interesting art on Canyon Road without going into a single gallery. [pics] 2821 4
El Mirage Lake and Solar Farm - Max Rosenberg shares [pics] from his flight to Las Vegas of a solar farm and El Mirage. 2818 4
Would You Eat Here? - A subscriber shares a [pic] and wonders if something got lost in translation. 2810 12
Leaving Norway - McSeas had tickets for seats 11 and 12 on the train out of Norway. But, those seat numbers just didn't exist. 2808 add
SB to SF - A subscriber took [pics] from SB to SF featuring Morro Bay, lighthouses, elephant seals, nesting Brandt's Cormorants, and sails in the Golden Gate. 2806 7
Rambling Thoughts: The Heartland - Having recovered after two months in Europe, McSeas is recalling recent rambles around the U.S. -- and is preparing for more of them soon. 2800 3

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