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Kiwanian Jeanne O’Grady Living and Shooting the Dream

World traveling and photography have gone together quite well in the life of San Clementean Jeanne O’Grady.

Is Cuba Still a Four Letter Word?

“It is a great danger for everyone when what is shocking, changes” Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

River Boats for all Reasons ... and Seasons

Choosing a river cruise is a lot like cooking. We have to choose the ingredients,

South of the Border - Mexico’s “Other” Peninsula

I have penned the Baja Beat column in every issue of the San Clemente Journal since summer 1995 when issue number one rolled off the presses. This is not a goodbye, but an expansion.

The Baja Beat Let Baja Entertain You!

Papas & Beer is a popular party place... especially during Spring Break!In the past, I’ve mentioned before in this column that Baja has a little for everyone, from just lazing on the enjoying wide sandy beaches, to surfing or, horseback riding, to deep sea fishing and golfing, and for to the more adventurous, hang gliding, rock climbing and off-roading.

A Trip For All Seasons The ‘A’ List...

The colorful architecture in Aruba.Armchair vacations. We love to savor the dreamy moments when we curl up, painting exotic places in our mind’s eye, imagining all the while that we can afford traveling in ostentatious luxury.

Rounding the Horn - A South American Dream Trip

Cape Horn.In planning our three-week South American touring and cruising adventure, we anticipated visits to parts of the world we’d never experienced, stimulating shipboard educational sessions, elegant meals, plenty of reading time, daily physical fitness workouts, relaxing on deck chairs - all of which were delightfully fulfilled.

La Jolla’s Grande Colonial Hotel – The Perfect Setting for a Romantic Getaway

As for being a desirable spot for a romantic getaway, few places rival the lovely seaside town of La Jolla. Indeed, its exquisite beaches and secluded coves have been a welcome refuge for lovers of all ages since the earliest days of the previous century.

The Lure of Lewis and Clark – A River Boating Adventure

In June 2008, my wife, Diane, and I enjoyed a weeklong riverboat tour of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The main stage event was Lewis and Clark’s extraordinary expedition, lasting from 1803 to 1806.

Six Magnificent National Parks

Vantage Travel’s 16-day adventuresome tour of Yellowstone, the Tetons, Arches, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks delivered exactly what was promised in its brochures and on its website: great accommodations, comfortable transportation and delicious meals, as well as incomparable scenery, and then some.