I’m lucky to have a lifetime of travel experiences from which I draw my stories . . .


  • San Diego
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • Arrowhead & Big Bear
  • Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
  • Channel Islands
  • 101 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway
  • Central Coast (Cambria and Morro Bay)
  • Yosemite
  • Mammoth
  • Monterey Peninsula
  • SF Bay Area and Marin
  • Pt. Reyes Seashore
  • Redwoods

West Coast:

  • Oregon Coast Camping
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Cape Disappointment and Long Beach, WA
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Mt. St. Helens
  • Puget Sound cities and Vashon Island
  • Anacortes & San Juan Islands Camping
  • Vancouver and Whistler, BC

Other parts of U.S.:

  • Lived on Oahu (HI), in Colorado Springs (CO), and Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Arizona (Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Tucson, Cave Creek, Phoenix area)
  • Santa Fe (NM)
  • The Big Island, Maui, and Kauai
  • Drove cross-country multiple times from CA to East Coast
  • Kansas City (MO) and Omaha (NE)
  • Boston (MA)
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Washington, D.C. and Alexandria (VA)
  • Maine (Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Booth Bay, Freeport, Camden, coastal drives)
  • Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola)
  • South Carolina (Charleston)
  • Georgia (Savannah)
  • Virginia (Williamsburg, Newport News)
  • Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
  • Alaska (Anchorage, Alyeska, Whittier, Seaward, Homer, Denali National Park, Fairbanks)


  • Switzerland (Zurich, Lake Konstanz, Zermatt, Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau, Glacier Express Train)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg (Echternach)
  • Belgium (Bastogne War Museum & Mardasson Memorial)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • Norway (Oslo, Aalesund, Molde, Altantic Road, train travel)
  • Germany (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Zugspitze, Lindau, Hamburg, Lubeck, Berlin – East & West before the wall came down)
  • 1 month in Elsmhorn, Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) as a high school exchange student
  • Austria (Innsbruck)
  • U.K. (London, Sonning, Henley-on-Thames)
  • France (Nancy, Strasbourg, Obernai)


  • English
  • Some German
  • Some Spanish