California

The Getty Center in Los Angeles

April 10, 2016

Driven from a desire to make their growing collections and programs accessible to more people, in 1983 the J. Paul Getty Trust purchased more than 700 acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Selecting Richard Meier as architect for the Getty Center project plans evolved for a six-building campus that would bring together […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

February 27, 2016

Crisp winter air and clear skies shape the day as we make our way to the Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms, CA. Our first trip to this area and Joshua Tree National Park, we are eager to begin our exploration. A helpful and informed ranger at the Visitor Center guides us on what to […]

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The Best U.S. Beaches

May 28, 2012

This is the 22nd year for the Top 10 Best Beaches list, created by Dr. Beach, also known as Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami. Coronado Beach in San Diego won first place this year. It has great sand, the warmest water on the west coast, and the […]

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Marinita Cantina

January 31, 2010

New Zealand bound from San Francisco, we spent a few nights in Marin County visiting family.  Marinitas was suggested by my brother-in-law for dinner and what a treat. Jay calls it pan-latin fusion cuisine inspired by traditional Mexican dishes… works for me. Loved the “Plato vegetariano” (chile relleno stuffed with grilled corn and queso oaxaca, quinoa […]

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