One of the many benefits of living in Northern California is the close proximity to the beach!
It’s just a three-hour drive from Sacramento to Monterey County and its well-known attractions, including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Aquarium, the scenic views of 17-Mile Drive, and the monarch butterflies of Pacific Grove.
But 15 miles north / northeast of Monterey is a one of my favorite places to visit – the quiet little town of Moss Landing, Continue reading →
Taking advantage of the spring-like weather in the Sacramento valley, I recently spent an afternoon at the UC Davis Arboretum.
I have visited many times over the past few years, enjoying the ever-changing flora, the frequent sightings of birds and other creatures, and the peaceful, meditative ambiance of this Yolo County treasure. Continue reading →
Before I begin this post about our recent trip to YellowstoneNational Park, I want to express my great appreciation for accessible travel expert Candy Harrington and her suggestions regarding accessible lodging and sights to see while visiting Yellowstone. Her very thorough research and excellent advice was invaluable in making this trip a wonderful adventure. [I’ve talked about Candy and her books in previous posts.] Thank You, Candy!
West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park
When Carrieanna’s cousin approached me last year to ask if I would perform her wedding ceremony in Montana in June 2015, I enthusiastically said “Yes” – and began planning a trip that would include a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Continue reading →
During a recent trip to the Monterey Bay area I decided to visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove. Having never been before, I envisioned native trees covered with clusters of beautiful butterflies – and while I was right in some respects, my first visit to the butterfly grove was a little disappointing. Continue reading →
Whether I’m closing a plastic curtain in a tub-and-shower combo or the plexiglass door of a walk-in shower, the ability to shower while traveling is something I enjoy … and generally take for granted.
When Carrieanna and I travel together, however, the type of shower available is a key factor in our choice of lodging. And I have learned that I must be VERY specific in my inquiries because “accessible” seems to have a very broad meaning in the lodging industry. Continue reading →
Every New Year’s morning, I watch the Rose Parade on television. I love seeing the colorful floats and imagining what they might be like – every inch covered in flowers or some other plant in its natural state. I look at the crowds of people and think, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be there in person?” Continue reading →
“No matter how many photos you’ve seen of Milford Sound, nothing can prepare you for the incredible feeling of actually being there. It is an inspiring and exceptional place.” (Real Journeys brochure) Continue reading →
Earlier this month I received an email from Sally James, a freelance writer who has recently been working with one of the UK’s leading travel portals on a guide for people with disabilities, showing how even on a cruise they can enjoy full mobility and accessibility help.
Sally asked me if I would be interested in seeing what she has written, and of course I said “Yes.” And after looking it over, I thought the guides would be worth sharing on my blog. Continue reading →