Author Archive for: ‘Lisa’

California’s Wine Country – California, U.S.A.

California’s Wine Country – California, U.S.A.

Napa and Sonoma – America’s Premier Vineyards If America has an answer to Tuscany as a locus for wine, food, …

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Chez Panisse – Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Chez Panisse – Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

The Restaurant That Changed the Way America Eats In 1971, eating out meant beef Wellington and iceberg-lettuce salads with thousand …

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Cable Cars – San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Cable Cars – San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Poetry in Motion As cliched but charming as the gondolas of Venice and the double-decker buses of London, San Francisco’s …

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Hotel Del Coronado – San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Hotel Del Coronado – San Diego, California, U.S.A.

A Beachside Dowager It is eternal spring on the curved isthmus of Coronado, famous for its broad, family-friendly, and almost …

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The Pacific Coast Highway – California, U.S.A

The Pacific Coast Highway – California, U.S.A

Highway to Heaven Also known by those not from these parts as Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway is America’s dream …

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Monterey Peninsula – California, U.S.A.

Monterey Peninsula – California, U.S.A.

Sacred Golf, Nature’s Wonderama and All That Jazz Mother Nature worked overtime on the rugged Monterey Peninsula. Pacific Grove (a.k.a. …

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Hollywood – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Hollywood – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Where America Invents Itself Ever since show-biz pioneers Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky were drawn to the climate-blessed West …

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The Getty Center – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The Getty Center – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

A Futuristic Shrine to the Art of the Past Masterpiece of famed architect Richard Meier, the 110-acre, six-building Getty Center was …

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The Golden Door – Escondido, California, U.S.A.

The Golden Door – Escondido, California, U.S.A.

The Spa of All Spas Check your skepticism at the door and leave behind your eight-day weeks of cell phones, …

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Death Valley National Park – California, U.S.A.

Death Valley National Park – California, U.S.A.

As low as you can get Its fearsome name draws folks from all over the world, but what strikes them …

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