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View at the Edge of a Continent

The Monterey shoreline is like the Grand Canyon, pictures don’t do it justice. You just have to go see it. The best vantage starts in Pacific Grove’s section of the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail that runs parallel to Ocean View Blvd. This trail stretches from Lighthouse...

Packing Tips

Who knows everything about packing? I don't. Here are some great ideas so you don't have to learn the hard way. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Here is a link to how...

Credit Card Fraud…The rest of the Story

The Dali Lama said, “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”

Last July I ask for stories from people whose credit cards had been compromised while on vacation. What I got back was…nothing. Networking worked and I got one interesting story that I’ll relate below.

Each of the stories in the July post is true and I’ll share what I would do differently. If you have any additional suggestions, please comment. It is good for all of us to learn how to keep our money safe.

Jazz on the Russian River All Year Long

On seeing “Live Jazz” on a sandwich board outside the Main Street Station Restaurant we lurched to a stop and discussed our options. The cold bit our cheeks this early November night and we wanted to make a decision to stay or move on, quickly. Always interested in...