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Catalina

“Catalina reminds me of a Greek island with its golf carts, clear blue ocean water and laid-back European atmosphere,” a Norwegian visitor told me while we waited in line at Avalon’s only grocery store. I nodded in agreement because Catalina is a pretty unique place...

Guatemala

Sitting atop the largest pyramid in the world in northern Guatemala’s ancient Maya city, El Mirador, I tried to imagine how the city below looked nearly 2500 years ago. Standing nearby,  the site’s principal archaeologist, Dr. Richard Hansen...

Summer action in Big Bear Lake

Named after the grizzly bears that formerly roamed the area, Big Bear Lake sits at 6700 feet elevation in the San Bernardino Mountains, providing a cool refuge only a couple of hours drive from Los Angeles...

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