Viva Mexico!

Viva Mexico! – by Helen Fulton Mexico – How To Experience The Authentic Nation Mexico is a country which has an incredible amount to offer. Its history, both cultural and political, is writ large upon the landscape in a fascinating manner. Its culture is unique, its…

Balboa Park Cactus Garden

Balboa Park Cactus Garden Around this time of year, when Spring springs at San Diego’s Balboa Park, one of our favorite places to go is the cactus garden. This is a place from which I am sure Theodore Geisel aka “Dr. Seuss” drew some of…

The Himalayas

This is an excerpt from a series of stories called “A Mountain Bike Passage to India.”  I wrote them after traveling to India for a mountain-bike travel adventure called “Full Cycle: A World Odyssey” in 1993. The Himalayas By now the tour group had dwindled…

Fiji Travels

Fiji Travels – Two Horsemen, A Boar, A Jar of Mango Jam On a sultry day in May Mark and I landed at Suvu, Fiji expecting an island atmosphere similar to the tropical paradise of French Polynesia but finding a “third-world” feeling. On our first night…

Rafting Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River You know how glaciers are comprised of ice? And how cold ice is? The Athabasca River is glacier-fed and as cold as ice. In 1986, as Mark and I rambled around the U.S. and Canada in our small Chinook, we would stop…

Spike Africa’s

Spike Africa’s Mark and I love discovering fine dining establishments with good Happy Hours.  So a couple of months ago when we were downtown, we decided to take a walk near the north end of the Gaslamp.  We had been to the Yard House many…

San Diego Dinner Cruise

Romantic San Diego Dinner Cruise for an Intimate Evening with Someone Special If you have ever visited San Diego – or heaven forbid have lived in San Diego without indulging in the Romantic San Diego Dinner Cruise offered by Hornblower Cruises, you have missed out on…

Coronado is Beautiful

Just over the bridge from San Diego is a small “island” called Coronado where the Navy has a base called North Island. Coronado is not technically an island because the southernmost tip is connected to Imperial Beach which is several miles south of San Diego….

Fishing Foster Lake

This story is excerpted from our 1986 memoirs of our North American Journey in a Chinook. We drove up the Pacific Coast of California, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska, then across towards the East Coast of the United States, down the eastern seaboard, all the…