10 Best U.S. Cities for Winter Travel

10 Best U.S. Cities for Winter Travel

Winter travel offers a much-needed escape–whether from holiday stress, short drab days, or two long years to flatten the curve.  If you’re ready for a get-away, the personal-finance site WalletHub last month released its report of Best Winter Holiday Destinations, divided into warm- and cold-weather cities.  The top destinations are: This post contains affiliate links. …

Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California

Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum houses millions of artifacts, documents, photographs, films, and audiotapes related to America’s greatest modern President. It is located in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County, about 40 miles from Los Angeles, and makes for a fine half-day excursion. While Rancho del Cielo paints an intimate portrait of the…

Rancho del Cielo — enjoying a rare afternoon at the Reagan Ranch in California

Rancho del Cielo — enjoying a rare afternoon at the Reagan Ranch in California

“We’re in Ronald Reagan’s closet,” I said to my brother, my eyes wide. “I know!” he stage-whispered, equally incredulous. Surrounding us in the small walk-in were a few Western shirts, denim jeans, riding boots and britches, Nancy Reagan’s red robe. We were enjoying a private tour of Rancho del Cielo, the Reagan Ranch in California,…

Things to Do in California’s San Gabriel Valley

Things to Do in California’s San Gabriel Valley

California’s San Gabriel Valley lies just east of Los Angeles.  Some of its well-known cities include Pasadena, San Marino, and of course San Gabriel.  It is home to a number of colleges and universities; I first spent time there years ago on a campus speaking tour and have visited many times since then.  It is…

Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California

Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum sits on nine acres in Yorba Linda, California, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles.  It houses an extensive public collection of memorabilia, artifacts, clothing, and photographs relating to Richard Nixon, his family, and his presidency, as well as archives available to researchers.  The site also encompasses the…

From the Bridge of San Francisco to the Shores of Mangalore

From the Bridge of San Francisco to the Shores of Mangalore

Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Cities. We begin our journey here in the United States, where CatSynth shows us some photos of “San Francisco, looking at the approach to the Bay Bridge”. From there we travel to the MidWest, where if it’s Tuesdays it must be Milwaukee. A little south, Family Travel suggests A…