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This will be the busiest Thanksgiving for travel in a decade, says AAA

This will be the busiest Thanksgiving for travel in a decade, says AAA

Millions of Americans are expected to hit the highway this Thanksgiving holiday, swelling the number of vehicles on the road to levels not seen in 12 years, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Trump Will Issue Revised Executive Order On Refugees

Trump Will Issue Revised Executive Order On Refugees

The Trump administration will issue a new order on the admission of refugees from states with high instances of terror, after the original order’s shoddy drafting and implementation solicited a bevy of court challenges. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling temporarily suspending the order’s implementation last week. In a […]

Travel Advice for the Islamo-FraidyCat Set

Travel Advice for the Islamo-FraidyCat Set

By Thomas L. Knapp On August 18, three siblings boarded an EasyJet flight at London’s Stansted airport. Maryam, Sakina and Ali Dharas were en route to Italy for a holiday. But before the flight could take off, they were asked to debark for questioning by police. Another passenger, apparently an amateur detective, deduced that because […]

A California Gem: Hozy’s Grill: Cars, Food and Wine

A California Gem: Hozy’s Grill: Cars, Food and Wine

By Sheryl Hamlin Often known as “holy week”, the apex of cars, food and wine in Monterey County, from which we had just returned, was a perfect segue for the grand re-opening of Hozy’s Grill in Santa Paula, California. Hidden in an industrial park in a farming community, Hozy’s Grill channels the same ambiance and […]

Traveling Portugal with photographer David Pu’u

Traveling Portugal with photographer David Pu’u

By David Pu’u A little background on this trip.  I actually have never been to Europe. Part of my family came from this place where I am writing, a couple hundred years ago. The family name was Miguel. My ancestor had made his way to Hawaii, and married into a Hawaiian family. Much to ponder […]

Photo Essay: Traveling the National Parks–Bryce Canyon in Utah

Photo Essay: Traveling the National Parks–Bryce Canyon in Utah

Local residents Harvey and Kathy Youngman recently went on a road trip up through the United States into Canada. They stopped at Bryce Canyon in Utah,  a place named after the Mormon homesteaders who had settled there in late 19th century.  From the National Park Service’s website http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm: There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. […]

Living large on a living barge – 7

Living large on a living barge – 7

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the seventh in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there. I know they weren’t thinking of Rabelo when they built Tilburg’s inner harbor, but give me a break. The Dutch take […]

Living Large on a Living Barge — 5

Living Large on a Living Barge — 5

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the fifth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  We were on our way.  The ice had magically disappeared.   We had been stopped at the worst lock along the Muses […]

Living Large on a Living Barge – 4

Living Large on a Living Barge – 4

By Tom Miller Tom and family are touring Europe by barge. This is the fourth in his series of reports on what is to be six months per year of cruising the waterways there.  We were safely tied to the quay. Just a few miles ahead was another lock, the reason why there was so […]

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