5 outdoor adventures to make this a winter to remember

Story created for Orbitz Note: All travel is subject to frequently changing governmental restrictions—please check federal, state and local advisories before scheduling trips. As great as hot drinks by the fireplace or hibernating until spring can be, there are plenty of winter activities that make bundling up and stepping boldly into the cold worth it. … Continue reading 5 outdoor adventures to make this a winter to remember

Best hikes along America’s most iconic drives

Things have gotten away from me during this pandemic, which resulted in me forgetting to share another quick write-up I did for Travelocity. My apologies, yet if you're making plans for a road trip along one of American's most iconic drives next year, check out these tips on the best hikes to explore when you … Continue reading Best hikes along America’s most iconic drives

Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California, offers good swells and a perfect vantage point from above for photographers and students of surfing. Last September, I was fortunate enough to drive from Seattle, Washington, to San Diego, California, hugging the spectacular coastline along both Highway 101 and 1, a.k.a, the mighty Pacific Coast Highway. I even … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Legacy and Tradition in Paso Robles

A few sips of Pierini Family wine and a visit with winemaker Jan Pierini shows how embracing family legacy and a minimalist approach makes her one of the best in Paso Robles. Jan Pierini's eyes sparkled to life as she walked down a well-manicured corridor of vines, talking to them in a soft, motherly tone. … Continue reading Legacy and Tradition in Paso Robles

Remembering Elmer Long

It was hot that day in April when I met Elmer Long. His long, white beard hung to chest level and a well-worn hat rode high on his weathered brow. After the small group of fellow visitors had left, he and I stood under the glaring sun making small talk until finally retreating to two … Continue reading Remembering Elmer Long