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Hitting the Desert Trail

We drove out of Santa Barbara in a downpour, setting the GPS for the high and dry country of Arizona.

California Getaway

To some Santa Barbarans, there are times when the town is just too busy, too Saturday-night-boisterous, too crowded with traffic. Just too-too. That’s when they head 45 minutes down the road to little Ojai, cupped in Ventura County’s hills.

Cruising the Caribbean

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to ply the Caribbean’s turquoise waters aboard a yacht, sipping Champagne and nibbling caviar.

Escape to Ojai

Nearby get-away offers good food, lots to do, and relaxation.

Oaks in Ojai

The Oaks sits on the main thoroughfare, a stone’s throw from shops and restaurants, making it convenient for guests to explore the charming town.

The American Tour

At age 71, Goletan Don Nason rides across the country on Route 6, and back again, on his Honda 750.

On the Colorado Trail

Lacking the euros to tour Europe, I hit the road to “Switzerland of America” country in southwest Colorado.


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