Beach Biking California

DSC06738FA regular visit to California would not be complete without enjoying this beautiful bike ride along the beaches of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Dockweller, El Porto, Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo and Torrance…

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California Beach Biking

dsc01645fThe Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail is a terrific path which runs along the beach from Will Rogers State Beach through Santa Monica, Venice Beach, then around Marina Del Rey, continuing through Playa Del Rey, El Segundo beach, Manhattan beach, Hermosa beach, Redondo beach and Torrence beach…

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Santa Monica CA

dsc08507f2Continuing our drive through some vineyards on the 101, it was hard not to stop at all the wineries.  We are already planning a return trip to enjoy some locations that we spotted. We are now on the last stretch to Santa Monica where we will spend the day enjoying a bike ride along the beaches of Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu…

Cultus Lake BC

DSC07693FThis beautiful fresh water lake which boasts a lot of great amenities is the perfect place for a day visit or a week of camping.  Summer is a bustling time on the lake with many people enjoying the beaches and a wide variety of water sports including jet-skiing and canoeing with a few rental outlets as well…

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Jim Kaemingh Sr Trail Lynden WA

DSC01795FEnjoy this 3.3 mile trail in Lynden WA a terrific calorie burner before you indulge yourself along Front Street. There you will find a few great restaurants, some very unique boutique shops, antique shops and a phenomenal pastry shop, The Lynden Dutch Bakery.   Lynden is so enticing it has even compelled Donald Trump to visit, you should as well…

Redondo Beach CA


Redondo Beach offers a large pier perfect for a stroll any time of the day especially, around sunset.  While you soak up a beautiful sunset you can enjoy some great seafood from a wide variety of restaurants.  If you need to take a time out from the sun, you might want to stop by the Fun Factory which is an arcade and small amusement park, kids will have a blast here…

Long Beach CA


Long Beach boasts a busy cruise ship port, with a wide variety of shopping and restaurants close by. Make sure you visit The RMS Queen Mary where it is moored as a fully functional Hotel. It’s a fun place to stay or just to go take a tour. If you visit around Halloween you can also go Ghost hunting. The Pacific Aquarium is another noteworthy place to visit, go see Sharks, Penguins and other sea creatures, check out the Jellyfish exhibit and then go eat a cooked one at the cafe. Use the Aqualink where they will shuttle you around the shoreline. Catch the Catalina Express for a great Day trip to Catalina Island.

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Santa Monica Beach CA


A great California beach is just 45 minutes from the LAX airport.  Enjoy miles of beautiful, clean sandy beaches.  The Santa Monica Pier offers an amusement park right on the Pier with a great Roller Coaster and Ferris Wheel as well as a few other fun rides.  Although the rides are no match to a large theme park, the uniqueness of the pier make it worth a visit. You will find a few great dining selections right on the Pier. The most notable being the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.  The Third Street Promenade is just a few blocks up from the Pier with a lot of great shopping and all of the usual comforts.

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San Francisco CA


If you are going to San Francisco… You will enjoy a beautiful city with so many wonderful things to see and do. And eat of course, with no shortage of great restaurants to enjoy and the fresh sourdough bread available everywhere is amazing.  Enjoy an easy train ride from the Airport on the BART system, just 20 minutes and you are right downtown San Francisco.  Enjoy the ease of getting around by Trolley or public transportation.  Or for a little fun, rent a GoCar these little 3 wheel motorcycles are a blast to drive while visiting some of these great sights:  The Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s wharf and Alcatraz just to name a few. Make sure you listen for the fog horn and watch the Golden Gate bridge disappear as the fog rolls in. After a single visit you will want to go back again and again. Here is a short list of a few things you might want to fit in while you are there.

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Boulevard Park Bellingham WA


Bellingham offers a splendid bike trail, which runs along the ocean from Bellingham to Fairhaven. Boulevard Park is a great place to stop along the way where you will find a beach and playground. Stop and enjoy a coffee and a hot fresh cinnamon bun from Woods Coffee located in the park right on the waters edge. And believe me, the cinnamon bun is worth the stop.

Seattle WA


Seattle is a great place to spend a day or a week, with so many great sights and activities as well as a great number of fantastic restaurants. We take advantage of traveling to Seattle often for a weekend or even just a day trip. Seattle is one of those destinations, worthy of multiple visits. Watch for additional posts of Seattle to come soon.  For now, here is what you might want to enjoy on a typical visit…

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