Articles Tagged With ‘Travel’

Mudslide closes Highway 1

Another mudslide pushed rock and dirt onto Highway 1 shutting down the highway at Alder Creek in Monterey County. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is open as an alternate route into Big Sur, however Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol advise against any... (Continue reading)

Landslide closes Highway 1

A destructive landslide has shut down a  portion of scenic Highway 1 between Big Sur and Carmel in Monterey County to all travelers including emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Temporary repairs will take at least a month, said Colin Jones,... (Continue reading)

Day Trip: Chumash Casino

By DAVID CONGALTON A group of us hopped on the bus and went down to Chumash Casino today, what the casino p.r. types down in Santa Ynez playfully call “Win Country.” It can happen. We were inside the building less... (Continue reading)

Travel: Lucky in Laughlin

By DAVID CONGALTON Laughlin, Nevada, so the story goes, is named for a man from Minnesota, turned Vegas club owner, who bought the southern tip of Nevada in 1964. Don Laughlin eventually opened the Riverside Resort on the Colorado River,... (Continue reading)

Dispatches: Postcard from Arizona

By DAVID CONGALTON Greetings from the Grand Canyon State, where I have been holed up since Friday. Here until Monday morning. Four days isn’t much of a vacation, but I prefer to be away from home for only short spurts at a... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Times likes San Luis Creek Lodge

It is always interesting to see how San Luis Obispo is portrayed in the travel industry and which places seem to get the ink. Case in point: The decidedly upscale San Luis Creek Inn on Monterey Street which just earned... (Continue reading)

Good sign: More Americans planning to get away this summer

A new study suggests that more Americans are planning on going somewhere on vacation this summer, staying longer, and spending more money. [Los Angeles Times] The study, released Monday by American Express, reports that of those Americans who plan to... (Continue reading)

The eyes of Texas are upon us

Nice write-up about the Central Coast by the travel writer for the Houston Chronicle in last Friday’s paper. [Houston Chronicle] Kristin Finan and her husband recently spent a long three-day weekend hanging out at the Madonna Inn and wandering through... (Continue reading)

Places to Go: The lilacs of Descanso Gardens

Here’s a place we’ve always had a hankering to visit. Descanso Gardens is tucked away in the quiet foothills of La Canada Flintridge, just off the 210, outside Los Angeles. Visitors get to meander 150 acres of what one writer... (Continue reading)

Travel: Catalina calling

By DAVID CONGALTON it is almost May, so thoughts once again turn towards Santa Catalina Island. Charlotte and I have been making yearly pilgrimages to Catalina since 1995, mostly in May for our wedding anniversary. Heading for Catalina has become... (Continue reading)