Destination: Lavender Fields of Cherry Valley, California

Lavender fields in Cherry Valley (July 2021) July last year turned out to be a busy month for exploring, as lockdown was lifted and more people were fully vaccinated in my home state. That meant more opportunities to go out and enjoy the warm, Californian summer, all the while discover some gems that I hadn't … Continue reading Destination: Lavender Fields of Cherry Valley, California

Destination: Gaillon, France

Views from ch√Ęteau de Gaillon (October 2016) Gaillon is a small town located about 58 miles (94 km) west of Paris, or about 32 miles (51 km) south of Rouen, the largest, nearby city in the Normandy region. Like many of the dozen or so small towns and villages in the Eure department of Normandy, … Continue reading Destination: Gaillon, France

Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at JTNP (June 2020). One of the most-distinctive parks in California, Joshua Tree National Park is both an oasis and an adventure, perfect for roughing it up with desert hikes in the day, only to relax and stargaze at night. Millions of tourists, in-state and out-of-state, visit this national park every year to … Continue reading Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California