Favorite Experiences at Presidential Libraries

Nixon Library and Museum fountain

This Guest Post was first published at TravelAwaits.com February 21, 2022 Learn about my experience at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum at TravelAwaits featured during President’s Day. See some more Travel Bites by JDP here.

The Centennial Light in the Guinness Book of World Records

The Centennial Light at Fire Station No. 6

The Centennial Light, housed in a fire station, is the longest burning light bulb on the planet and in history. It’s been burning for 120 years as of June 2021. I first learned about the Centennial Light on a media trip to the Tri-Valley area. With so many great things to do in the region, this little […]

Why You Should Try These 8 Great Livermore Restaurants

Posada Livermore California salad

“8 Best Livermore Restaurants | Must-Try Restaurants in Livermore CA” This article first appeared at FoodieFlashpacker in February 2022. In this Guest Post, I discussed 8 great restaurants to try when you are in Livermore. “Livermore is California’s oldest wine-growing region, and most of the wineries have been family-owned for generations. Livermore became a popular […]

Visit Etna, California – a Photo Journal

Visit Etna Siskiyou County Field of lupine in Callahan, Scott Valley, California

Visit Etna, California, when you are in Siskiyou County located at the border of Oregon and California. This article first appeared at PlayStayEat.com on October 9, 2021 See more of Julie’s travel images here.

Beautiful Oxnard is a place for delightful weekends

Beautiful Oxnard Mullin Automotive Museum Delahaye on turntable

Beautiful Oxnard, California, is the setting for this Guest Post at TravelAwaits – “How To Spend A Weekend In Beautiful Oxnard, California“ “Fun in the sun or vibrant nightlife — the choices are almost endless in Oxnard, California. This cultural and historical destination between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara offers 7 miles of uncrowded beaches […]

Mighty fine beds remind me it is National Make Your Bed Day

Mighty fine beds at the Brewery Gulch Inn Mendocino, California

This national holiday (National Make Your Bed Day) [September 11, 2021] reminds me of the mighty fine beds I’ve slept in this year as a travel writer. As I research and experience destinations to write about, I want to give a shout-out to the properties that made my trips memorable. Thanks for your hospitality and […]

Kura Revolving Sushi – fast, fresh, and fun!

Kura revolving sushi

Kura Revolving Sushi makes dining fun! “Sushi meets the Jetsons at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Fresh and authentic Japanese food is served fast on a space-age revolving conveyor belt reminiscent of the 1960’s American sitcom cartoon, The Jetsons. Enjoy the flavors and traditions of Japan in a showy and lively way.” Read more about it […]