Archives for August 2012

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Balboa Park

Balboa Park is San Diego's jewel.  America's largest urban cultural park has more than 30 Museums, Performing Arts Venues, and Sports and Recreational Facilities, along with numerous gardens and restaurants.  Sandwiched between 6th Ave. on the west and Park Blvd. on the east, Balboa Park is 1200 … [Read more...]

Amsterdam and Porcelain Houses

One of my travel collections consists of KLM Delft Blue miniature houses. They come out with new house every year, and each one is numbered.   Some might say that the coolest thing about them is that they come filled with Bois Jenever (dutch gin).  What I find most cool is that they are replicas of … [Read more...]

Travel Game Features San Diego

I'm coming down to the home stretch with the Dog Days of Summer Travel Game.  And, there is not better place for the home stretch to end than in my hometown of San Diego. All month I have been traveling around and it's been a fun filled journey.  I started in Saudi Arabia and hung out in … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Presidio Park

Perched up on the top of a hill at the entrance into “the valley” Presidio Park is one of my favorite parks in San Diego.  With views over Mission Bay to the Pacific Ocean, it's a favorite for sunset watchers. As a major symbol of the city, it stands atop the hill recognized as the site where … [Read more...]

Top Spots for the Best Views of Seattle

Seattle is one of my favorite cities.  It would be #1 if I didn't love Manhattan, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm.  One of the things I love is that some days when I'm riding around or just hanging out I feel like I'm in a lovely painting of blue skies, perfect cumulus clouds, green tree lined roads … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] This Morning In Seattle (8/11/12):

Early this morning I went for a drive to one of my favorite areas in Seattle; Alki Beach. You can tell from this rough video taken using my phone that this is the beginning of a beautiful day. [youtube]http://youtu.be/nAy1qE7xrpA[/youtube]   … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade 2012

Dutch people overwhelmingly support equal rights for gays, and the country became the world's first to fully sanction gay marriages in April 2001.  So when I found out it was Gay Pride week the weekend I was going to Amsterdam, there was no way I was going to miss the parade.  I expected something … [Read more...]