Photo Tour: Washington DC in Black & White

B&W The Lincoln Memorial

While in DC, the photos I took during the first day weren’t as vibrant as they could have been do to the filter I had on my lens.  And, I didn’t notice it until it was pretty much too late.  The quick fix was making some of them Black & White.    *To enlarge … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] All Hearts Come Home For Christmas – Nelle Thomas

Christmas Tree

A Christmas song for all fellow travelers, loveable vagabonds, and anyone who's just plain far away from their loved ones at the holidays. Wishing you a joyful holiday season! May you be surrounded by people who bring you peace, inspiration and laughter. Our personal message is at 2:43.  Merry … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Frankenweenie Hollywood Movie Premiere – Celebrity Interviews

Frankenweenie Premiere Billboard

I had the pleasure of working the reporters line while on a recent trip to Los Angeles.  It was awesome. I was reporting from the premiere of Disney's new Tim Burton movie; Frankenweenie.  It's a movie about a boy and his dog and what ensues when he brings his beloved pet dog Sparky back from … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition

Sandman Sand Sculpture

Hundreds of thousands come each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Some of the world's finest artists create the most amazing sculptures ever in the San Diego sand castle competition & 3D art challenge. To Enlarge: Click On The Image, Then Click … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: Balboa Park

Lily Pond 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

Herengracht 203 Top - KLM House #53

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

San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Sign

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

Serra Museum

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

Columbia Tower I-90 View

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):

Seattle Skyline from Hamilton Park Lookout

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.   … [Read more...]