Category Archives: travel

Intro to Todos Santos, Mexico (video)

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With art galleries, souvenir shopping, restaurants and Hotel California, the small town of Todos Santos offers a break from the crowds and commercialization of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja California, Mexico.

Todos Santos, Mexico: Learning Spanish can Taste Good

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Traveler Brandon enhances his Spanish vocabulary between licks of homemade ice cream in Todos Santos, Mexico.

Todos Santos, Mexico: El Zaguan (video)

Menu at El Zaguan Todos Santos

Homesick for peanut butter, traveler Brandon finds the next best thing – fillet of fresh fish with peanut sauce- at El Zaguan in Todos Santos, Mexico.

Budget accommodation in Todos Santos, Baja California

Hotel Guluarte Todos Santos, Baja California Mexico

The sign for Hotel Guluarte supermarket and laundry is visible from the bus station in Todos Santos.  After a week in Cabo San Lucas, what traveler doesn’t have a backpack full of stinky clothes?  The swimming pool looked murky yellow, but it did have one lounge chair, the perfect place to relax and read The Gringo Gazette while waiting for clean clothes.

Hotel Guluarte has the usual amenities that a traveler can get for $30. What a attracted traveler Brandon to this motel was the laundry facility.

Henry Miller Memorial Library and a Reading From the Tropic of Cancer (video)

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Henry Miller said he didn’t approve of memorials. Memorials, he said, defeated the purpose of a man’s life. Only by living your own life to the full can you honour the memory of someone. So, is the Henry Miller Memorial Library a memorial trying not to be a memorial. Maybe. The best way to find out is to come here, browse, look at what’s on the walls, listen to the music, have a cup of coffee or tea, sit down by the fire, read for a while, do nothing? Quote from the Henry Miller Memorial Library website. I hope our video captures the above feeling.

Pacific Coast Highway: Swanton Berry Farm

Visitors to the Swanton Berry Farm will find more than fresh organic strawberries.   They will also receive a free and delicious education in employee, customer, food relations.

Atlanta, Idaho Bicycle Tour (pedal power)

Amy and I along with Jay and Emily took a bicycle tour from Boise, Idaho to Atlanta, Idaho in the summer of 2008.  We followed the Boise River for 2 nights and 3 days.  In Atlanta we stayed in the Honey Moon Cabin.  We were given a tour of the town from Jack and Frank, met the famous historian/artist Keri, and had a garden fresh salad compliments of Greg.  From Atlanta to Boise we once again followed the Boise River.   My Dad camped with us on the way back into town.

Bicycle camping along Arrowrock Reservoir

Arrowrock Reservoir

Emily and Amy

Boise River

Plenty of water from campgrounds and pumping from the Boise River

Community hot spring shower

Boise River

Atlanta, Idaho

Special Thanks to Mr. Ireland and Ms. Chavez for the use of the Honeymoon Cabin

Cozy as a tent along the Boise River

Jay and Emily

Atlanta, Idaho mail contractor who will bring up supplies

Atlanta, Idaho

Atlanta, Idaho

Atlanta, Idaho

Atlanta, Idaho

Frank and Jack local historians and tour guides

Atlanta, Idaho

Dad and his 650 KLR Kawasaki motorcycle

Brandon on his Surly Long Haul Trucker

Special thanks to Frank, Jack, Keri, Greg, Allen, Ms. Chavez.  Photo credits:  Frank, Jack, Emily, Jay, Amy and Brandon

4 nights and 6 days totaling 168 miles of bicycle riding along the Boise River

Gualala Point Regional Park (pedal power)


Boise, Idaho: Leku Ona Hotel (video)

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Leku Ona in Basque means “good place,” which is a perfect description of this affordable and centrally located downtown hotel.

Boise, Idaho: Budget Travel Fun with Local Plants (video)

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While traveling, half the fun is to experience the place through eating, watching, touching or smoking the native environment. In this short video I learn about Prickly Lettuce. Filmed in the foothills of Boise, Idaho.