Greetings from Hell: My long overdue return to Florida.

Twenty three years after I left Florida for my career, it was time to return to my adopted hometown.Continue readingGreetings from Hell: My long overdue return to Florida.

Guerneville, CA: Get away from everything (including cell coverage).

Not every vacation destination we choose is some exotic location in a far-flung corner of the globe. Sometimes, we’re just too lazy to make proper travel plans.

Clearwater Beach: Where the sand’s as white as the people who go there.

A tropical paradise that makes visitors forget their troubles, worries, and fashion sense.

Redding, California: It’s close to a lot of other, better places to visit.

A famous architect designed a bridge in Reading and that was enough reason to go there.

Hawaii, The Big Island: Probably not the Hawaii you’re thinking of.

It came as a shock when our plane touched down in the Proterozoic Era.

San Jaun, PR: Where so many speak Spanish, you think you’re in California.

We spent a week in the not-so-exotic — but still technically foreign — Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Calistoga, CA: How we spent our 6th anniversary. And I do mean “spent.”

Commemorating our mutual reticence to belly-flop back into the dating pool, my wife and I spent our 6th wedding anniversary at a quaint, NorCal B&B for a few days of well-deserved R&R. Instead, we got the motivation to get back to work and make enough money to pay off the whole damn adventure. Located in…

Alaska, the final frontier: These are the voyages of the cruise ship Mercury.

An Alaskan cruise offers benefits not found on most vacations, “sailing to Alaska” for one, because I would never drive there.

Costanoa, California: If you hate camping, you’ll love this place.

We’d heard of a hipster campground south of SF, so we figured how bad could it be?