California Central Coast Travel Guide
Resource for the magnificent California coast from Santa Barbara through San Luis Obispo County to Monterey and Carmel. Includes the famous Big Sur Coast Highway section of the Pacific Coast Highway (California Highway 1). County by county coverage includes points of interest, state parks and beaches, hiking trails, wine country, and old Spanish missions.
California North Coast (Bay Area) Travel Guide
Resource for the California coast north of San Francisco. Features a wealth of scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, historical sites, and cultural sites. The two largest park units on the north coast are the Marin Headlands unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. Ideal for Bay Area visitors.
Death Valley Area Travel Guide
Incorporated within the Las Vegas Area Travel Guide, this guide provides a list of attractions and activities in Death Valley National Park and nearby areas including the Mojave National Preserve, the ghost towns of Rhyolite and Goldfield, and more.
Culture, Lifestyle, Urban, & Historic
Bodie State Historic Park – The West’s Best Preserved Ghost Town.
California Wine Country – Central Coast
The Paso Robles Wine Festival.
The Donner Party Campsite in Alder Creek Valley, California
An American West Roadside Stop.
Historic Route 66, California
Heading on I-40 east in California, Route 66 closely parallels the interstate almost as a frontage road. At the town of Ludlow, fifty miles east of Barstow, the historic route veers well away from the interstate for about 75 miles before returning east of the town of Essex. This route through the heart of the Mojave Desert is highly recommended…
Goffs, California on Historic Route 66
Surprisingly, our final stop, the town of Goffs, California, population 23, is alive and well. Years of efforts by Mojave Desert historian and enthusiast, Dennis Casebier, have created a well-kept and fascinating historical center in this remote outpost, known as the Goffs Schoolhouse and Cultural Center.
The Victorian Town of Ferndale, California
19th Century Ambience and Hospitality in Northern California.
Paso Robles, California – Fireworks in Wine Country
Celebrating July 4th – outstanding fireworks photos.
Los Angeles, California – The Getty Center
One of the world’s most opulent cultural centers.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art – 2005 King Tut Exhibit
This extensive exhibition, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, marks the first time the treasures of King Tut have visited America in 26 years.
Hard Times at the O.K. Corral by April Davila
Strange goings-on at a Mojave Desert ostrich farm.
Long Beach, California
Fascinating Harbor Sights, including the RMS Queen Mary, Russian Submarine Scorpion, & Aquarium of the Pacific.
Manzanar National Historic Site, California
When Fear Was Stronger Than Justice.
Mission Santa Barbara, California
“Queen of the Missions” – A look at the historic Spanish mission.
An Exploration of Old Town San Diego by April Davila
A look at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
San Diego’s Balboa Park
America’s Largest Urban Cultural Park.
The San Diego Zoo, California
A look at one of the world’s finest zoos.
San Francisco, California – Alcatraz Island
A tour of the infamous prison.
San Francisco, California – Golden Gate Bridge
Our rendition of the famed bridge.
San Francisco, California – Asian Culture
A look at Chinatown and the Japanese Tea Garden.
A Palm Springs Wedding
The Editor of Americanwesttravel.com shares a special moment in his life.
California’s Ancient Bristlecone Pines
The world’s oldest living things.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California
Prime habitat for giant coastal redwoods in California’s first state park.
Sequoia, Kings Canyon, & Yosemite National Park, California
California’s Giant Sequoias – The world’s largest living things.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
A look at volcanoes and geothermal activity.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
On the Trail to Bumpass Hell.
Pinnacles National Park, California
The case of the wandering volcano.
Yosemite National Park, California
Our black & white rendition of El Capitan.