Augsburg, Germany: History Off the Beaten Path

Cam and his beer

Augsburg, Germany was established by the Romans in 15 BC and has astounding history. Using Historic Highlights of Germany, I was able to connect with a guide, a Romantikhotel, and an itinerary that made this city come alive. Getting there The Lufthansa flight was outstanding—even in coach! The 747 was clean and comfortable and had friendly attendants, […]

Artful Surprise in Small Town California

Art installment at Dockweiller Beach

There are few beach towns left in Southern California in their original incarnation. El Segundo is one of them. It saddles up against a refinery, but is also walking distance to Dockweiller State Beach and is neighbors with the more upscale Manhattan Beach. You can get a great meal in any of its many restaurants in […]

Murphys: Hidden Gem in California

Sunset at Villa Vallecito Vineyards

Nothing excites me more when traveling than finding an off-the-beaten path gem. When I can say a destination and get a response from others like, “where is that?!” I’m in… Murphys, California proved to be that and more. The picturesque village in Calaveras County, 2.5 hours drive from San Francisco off Highway 4 East, offers […]