Climbing Mt. Shasta by Steve Lewis This is the definitive guide for climbing Northern California's mountain masterpiece. Pre trip preparation, gear lists, and seasonal climbing conditions offered. This book is a great introduction for novices, those new to climbing and even experienced climbers in regards to what is involved with a climb of Mt. Shasta. Climbing Mt. Shasta focuses in detail on the most popular route, Avalanche Gulch. Enjoy … [Read more...]
Archives for September 2010
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"Open sesame." I asked the secret passageway through the bookcase to reveal itself. "Open sesame!" I commanded, an octave lower. Nothing. I looked at my friends, the ten of us pressed close together in the bustling hallway, but they were all there for the first time as well. I stomped my foot. "OPEN--" The creaky bookcase swung open, and we hurriedly followed the guide inside. For my fortieth birthday I had decided to celebrate with the Houdini … [Read more...]
THE TABLE IS SET FOR 28th ANNUAL AMERICAN WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL 2010 Luxury-Travel Auction Is Icing on the Cake At Puck / Lazaroff Charitable Foundation Event LOS ANGELES, CA - Sept. 22, 2010 - The countdown is on to the epicurean event of the season, the 28th annual American Wine & Food Festival, benefiting Los Angeles Meals on Wheels. Event details, tickets and other information are available at www.awff.org On Saturday, Sept. 25, the … [Read more...]
KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- Several thousand fans of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett, known as Parrot Heads, are making an annual pilgrimage to the subtropical island that inspired many of Buffett's hits. The 19th annual Parrot Heads in Paradise Meeting of the Minds convention, titled "Gypsies in the Palace" after a Buffett tune about rowdy guests, is scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 4-7, in Key West. Buffett's home during some of … [Read more...]
Best Ever Travel Tips by Tom Hall This small 100 page pocket book offers up the best travel tips, secrets and advice from travel experts. Its small enough that it will easily fit in a pocket. The hole in the upper part of the book allows one to hang this from outside of your luggage adding an additional cool factor to any backpack. Topics range from packing, money, health, safety, airports, hotels and more. In addition discover the best … [Read more...]
WHAT: Esotouric's The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's Southern California Nightmare tour WHEN: Saturday October 9, 12pm-4pm WHERE: Departing from Philippe The Original, 1001 Alameda, downtown LA COST: $58/person (15% off for KCRW or KPCC members) INFO: http://www.esotouric.com, 323-223-2767 LOS ANGELES- Southern California, 1931: Musing over fresh urban sprawl atop bulldozed orange groves and the bitter realization that you can't eat the … [Read more...]
From north of downtown. Every time I'm in town I try to stop by a different section of the Los Angeles River - this time I visited the part of the river immediately north of downtown. This stretch is surrounded by the 5 and the 134 freeways and the concrete almost seems to shake at times when large trucks go over the bridges. From looking at some of these photos you might think this river could be in the mountains, or in a very natural setting, … [Read more...]
If your in the southland this weekend (California) be sure to check out the Lobster Fest at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro (take the 110 south from downtown, get off on Harbor and turn right proceeding about 1.5 miles to the event parking on your left). This event has even qualified for the Guinness Book of World Records for serving the most seafood in one place. Oh yea, LA likes to do things big. I stopped by this cool event … [Read more...]
MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL & TOURISM LAUNCHES AUTUMN WEB SITE FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR BRIGHT COLORS, TASTY HARVEST EVENTS AND SEASONAL FALL ATTRACTIONS Site Helps Travelers Plan for A Quintessential MA Fall Experience BOSTON, September 14, 2010. The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) announces the launch of new efforts to highlight the Commonwealth's beautiful fall foliage and autumn events. For consumers, a … [Read more...]
Starline Tours reveals Hollywood's nightmares on celebrity streets during Halloween month - Crime Scenes and movie locations are featured throughout October on Movie Stars' Homes Tour HOLLYWOOD, CA-September 13, 2010-Halloween wasn't invented on the big screen but there's no better place than Hollywood get into the spirit of the season. From vampire bites on wax celebrities to an entire hotel-turned haunted mansion, Hollywood goes to the … [Read more...]