September is California Wine Month but the festivities go clear into October. In fact every month is pretty much a wine month in California.But in September you’ll find everything from special tastings and harvest tours to hands-on wine immersion experiences and festivals, there are more than 80 fun ways to celebrate throughout California’s diverse regions. Fall [...]
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Los Angeles Times writer Christopher Reynolds chats with Paul about his new Ebook So Cal Close Ups. It’s a collection based on articles that he did for the paper over a period of many months. Not only are there tips for planning a vacation but insights into Southern California that simply aren’t in other guides.
Paul chats with Steve Ascuaga about the The 24th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. It’s by invitation only and each year 24 of the nation’s top rib-cookers barbecue their hearts out for the highly coveted first place trophy, cash prizes and the People’s Choice Award. This year, John Ascuaga’s Nugget anticipates at least [...]
This year marks the centennial celebration of the eruption of the Novarupta volcano — the largest of the 20th century. It erupted on June 6, 1912, creating what is now known as the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a 40-square-mile, 700-foot-deep ash flow of once vibrantly steaming cracks and fissures. The attraction led to the [...]
Portland, Oregon is a great destination. Great walking streets and neighborhoods, and a vibe that sets it apart from many cities. It also has pods, the neat little food stalls that are found everywhere downtown and of course Voodoo Donuts, mecca for anyone into the little circles of deep fried goodness. Paul chats with Marcus [...]
Alaska correspondent, Cheryl Metiva, talks hunting and fishing in the Alaskan summer with Paul. She even shares some tips from Milepost as to the best areas and times of year for the salmon runs. Oh yes and she does tell us how Alaskans cope with mosquitos. Turns out its the temperature that matters.
Correspondent Norm Wilkens checks in with Paul and Elizabeth after a trip to the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio. While Norm didn’t sing he was blown away by the quality of the choirs and the variety of people from all over the world who participated. Norm spent three days checking out the games. All [...]
Gary Corbin chats with Paul about the joys of walking and eating in Portland. He talks about some of his favorite pods, why Portland is such a vibrant place to live and visit and of course the world’s smallest park and the biggest book store. You can see it all on Portland Walking Tours.
Paul and Elizabeth discover some surprising things in an around Cedar City, Utah. It’s s city with enough festivals to make you want to stay awhile. You can take in Shakespeare and Neal Simon and some great cars. There are some spectacular and totally unique petroglyphs a ways out of town and a folk life [...]
The Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City brings international quality productions to one of the West’s best theater festivals. Paul and Elizabeth talk with David Ivers, one of two artistic directors, about the challenges and triumphs of theater. He brings a refreshing insight to the process of artistic direction and production. The festival mounted its [...]