Traveler Postcard – Katie in Monterey, California

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In BootsnAll’s new series, Traveler Postcards, we profile a real trip – highlighting the best of a destination as seen by a particular person on a particular trip. This week, BootsnAll editor Katie Hammel shares stories from a weekend road trip in California.

Drums and Dragons: California’s Festivals for the Gods

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Summertime is synonymous with sailing and concerts in the park, but wayward writer Ruth Newell suggests stepping out of the box to sample seasonal festivals with a decidedly Asian-American flair.

Seaside Secrets Along Sonoma’s Coastal Highway

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Thousands of motorists drive at least a portion of the ultra-scenic Pacific Coastal Highway (PCH) each year, which can make securing a camp site and private bit of beach challenging during summer time’s high season. PCH veteran and all around dharma travel enthusiast Ruth Newell discloses the location of a deserted cliff side camp ground, as well as a secret seaside chapel designed by an international architect and sculptor.

Best BootsnAll Travel Photos: July 2010

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Here are the best of your travel photos that we featured on BootsnAll in July 2010. Enjoy the pretty pictures and find out how to get yours featured here in the future, too.

Four Things to Do in Palm Springs

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The city of Palm Springs in southern California has been a haven for Hollywood celebrities for more than a half-century – but it’s not just the proximity to Los Angeles that drew them. The area is known for year-round nice weather and beautiful scenery, and the town itself has developed over the decades into an […]

Four Things to Do in Santa Cruz, California

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Santa Cruz, California is an excellent spot for a vacation, whether you’re looking for outdoorsy activities like surfing, hiking and biking, gourmet food and wines, or just want to soak up some local culture.

Hiking Half Dome

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Trevor Mogg endures a harrowing hike in one of the States’ most beautiful national parks – Yosemite.

See America by Train

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Homer Simpson’s favourite means of transport is explored by travel writer John Pitt, including some of the best train journeys.

California Condor Encounters at Pinnacles & Big Sur

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California condors are amazingly easy to find and view at close range. Linda Kincaid gives advice on accessible condor watching in California.

Seven Things to Do in Monterey, California

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Monterey is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in California. It’s an excellent choice for a weekend getaway for those native in the state, as well as visitors from around the country. It is well known for its coast, the world-class aquarium and the John Steinbeck novels that used the town as their setting. Here are some of the things to do in Monterey.