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December 26, 2009

San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts is a local and visitor favorate that was built as a temporary exhibit for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expositon. A 360° panorama and six photos illustrate the article.

December 21, 2009

Another Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. just added. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park (National Zoo) with five supporting photo pages.

December 16, 2009

An article and 6 photo pages were added to day on the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery which together form the Smithsonian Instution’s national museums of Asian art in Washington, D.C.

December 12, 2009

Ten photo pages illustrate a new article about Craft Beer Brewery, Pubs, Inns and Ale Houses in New York City; Beerin’ It Up in the Big Apple

December 10, 2009

The San Francisco Pacific Heights neighborhood page was updated with the new design, additional copy and ten photo pages.

December 8, 2009

A page with the history and pictues of Ford's Theatre and the Petersen House in Washington, D.C. where President Abraham Lincoln was shot and taken to die was just posted.

December 2, 2009

San Francisco Schools, information about and pictures of Colleges and Universities based in San Francisco, California added today.

December 1, 2009

Brooklyn New York brewery and pubs are the subject of a new illustrated article; Beer's to Brooklyn.

November 20, 2009

Historic Union Station is one of the most visited attractions in Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2009

The Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. is housed in a beautiful French-Second-Empire-style building.

November 17, 2009

San Francisco Beaches is the newest article on the site with 15 photos of the beaches, surfers and even hang gliders and a whale.

November 15, 2009

Information about another Smithsonian Institution museum has been added to the Washington, D.C. destionation on the site: the National Postal Museum.

November 12, 2009

Another illustrated article about a Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution museum was added to the site today. The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture combines the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum under one roof in the historic Old Patent Office Building.

November 11, 2009

Today, on Veterans Day in the U.S., I added a page to the Washington D.C. section on Arlington National Cemetery with photos of headstones, Arlington House, JFK's grave site with eternal flame and the Tomb of the Unknows.

November 10, 2009

The National Museum of Natural History is the latest Smithsonian Institution museum in Washington, D.C. to be added to the site.

November 9, 2009

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. is the subject of a page added today which includes pictures of the building, sculpture and artwork on display

November 6, 2009

A illustrated article about the sixteenth Smithsonian Instution museum, The National Museum of the American Indian, was added today.

November 4, 2009

A big update was just uploaded to my Morro Bay on the California Central Coast page. Lots of additional information about attractions and restaurants plus 12 new photos.

November 2, 2009

A new destination has been added to the site. The Washington, D.C. section launches today with 18 content pages and 69 photo pages. Lots more to come.

October 1, 2009

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, California page has been updated and nine photo pages added.

August 28. 2009

The San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf page was completly rewritten and updated today with several new pictures.

August 28, 2009

Two additional pictures were added to the Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco page.

August 24,2009

The Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco page has been updated with new copy and new photos.

July 24, 2009

An article and pictures of San Francisco, California's Alamo Square and Postcard Row with its Painted Ladies—Victorian Houses known as the Six Sisters—was added to the site today.

July 18, 2009

Three pages related to the Japanese experience and influence in San Francisco, California were posted today with updated layout and photo pages: Japantown, Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival and Anime costumes at the festival.

July 13, 2009

Information about and pictures of San Francisco, California's newest designated neighborhood, Little Saigon, were added today.

July 9, 2009

A rewritten and revised San Francisco Financial District page with lots of new historic information and many new pictures is now on-line.

June 29. 2009

Twenty-five photos and one panorama now illustrate the updated and expanded San Francisco neighborhood article about Coit Tower and its PAPW murals.

June 24, 2009

The beergeeks wrote about their beer walking tour through three San Francisco neighborhoods. Eleven photographs illustrate the article.

June 18, 2009

Fourteen photo pages and a revised San Francisco Embarcadero page were added today. Historic Ferry Building, Audiffred Building, Streetcars, Pedestrian Piers, Herb Caen Way…

June 15, 2009

A completley revised page for San Francisco's SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood including nearly a dozen new photos was posted today.

May 27, 2009

A revised Japanese Tea Garden page is online. This San Francisco Golden Gate Park popular attraction page includes links to 32 new photo and panorama pages.

May 23,2009

There is a new interview/site review of on Wandering Educators

May 18, 2009

I've updated the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franicsco page with information about two earlier but still standing SF drawbridges designed by Strauss; the Fourth Street bridge and the "Lefty" O'Doul bridge on Third Street.

May 12, 2009

Many new options are now availabe for San Francisco Tours.

May 6, 2009

Three new content pages and thirteen photo pages were added to the Las Vegas, Nevada destination on today: The Freemont Street Experience, Historic Golden Gate Casino and Hotel and Viva Vision (four blocks long and the world's largest screen).

May 4, 2009

Historic San Francisco Victorian homes and mansions page is updated. Fifteen photo pages added.

May 1, 2009

A redesigned and revised Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point in San Francisco page was uploaded today. Sixteen new photo pages, improved copy and new design.

April 27, 2009

The first of the redesigned and updated San Francisco pages are online including some completely re-written with all new photography; Chinatown, Civic Center and others with revised copy and some new and reprocessed photographs; Alcatraz Island, Aquatic Park-Ghirardelli Square and Chinese New Year. Over 70 new photo pages accompany these updated neighborhood pages.

April 25, 2009

Many new tours are available in San Francisco, now almost 60 tours, attraction passes and tickets and transfers in 11 categories including double decker bus tours, city tours, wine tours and day trips.

March 27, 2009

I've added a page to the site with several photos of and information about Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park.

March 26, 2009

Several new photos were added to our Yosemite National Park page today including a new shot of Bridalveil Falls and a picture of the ice cone that forms at the base of Yosemite Falls in the winter.

March 4, 2009

Getting Around, a brief article on transportation options in London, has been added.

February 27, 2009

The National Parks section of has been updated with the new design and navigation to consolidate links to all national parks and national monuments on the site.
Yosemite National Park and Muir Woods National Monument have also been updated with many reworked or new photographs.

February 16, 2009

A small addition (really small) was made to today. We now have a favicon!
What's a favicon? you might ask. It's that little image favicon to the left of the URL in the address bar of your browser or next to any sites you've book marked. If you don't see it try refreshing your browser.

February 12, 2009

Las Vegas has to be one of the fastest changing cities in the U.S. Today I uploaded a completely revised Las Vegas destination to In addition to the improved navigation and photo pages (188 new) many pages were re-written and many photographs reprocessed. A new page for the Strip was added with an overview and introduction to North, Middle and South Strip pages detailing all the Casino Resort Hotels on that famous Boulevard.
I'll be adding a number of additional pages to this destination in the upcoming weeks.

January 4, 2009

I've added a link from my page about Stonehenge in England to an article in the suggesting a new theory for the original purpose of the standing stones as a 'giant concert venue'. The theory was refined at a full size replica of Stonehenge at the Maryhill Museum in the U.S.

December 14, 2008

My San Diego destination has been revised, updated and uploaded. Nearly 200 new photo pages, updated Old Town, Mission San Diego and Little Italy pages and a new Theme Parks page are the major changes along with improved navigation.

November 15, 2008

The complete Los Angeles California destination on has been revised today. Over 165 photo pages were added along with numerous other improvements.

November 5, 2008

An illustrated article about Postman’s Park—a small space in London that’s been set aside to remember ordinary people who carried out extraordinary acts—was just added to the site.

November 2, 2008

The revised and updated complete New Orleans section was uploaded today. In addition to the improved navigation, new photo pages and numerous other improvements, three new pages were added. Bourbon Street and Jackson Square in the French Quarter each have a separate page and a new Cities of the Dead page about New Orleans cemeteries was added.

September 29, 2008

Newly revised and updated pages for the California Central Coast have just been uploaded. Many small improvements were made along with the update including the addition of over 60 photo pages. Enjoy a virtual visit to Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Morro Bay, Pacific Grove and San Luis Obispo. Photos of and information about the 17-Mile Drive and two California Missions are included along with a number of panoramas.

September 23, 2008

A major new partnership and service has been added to today; Dream Vacations in partnership with Collette Vacations, a company with 90 years experience. Now you can research and book all inclusive multi-day holiday and vacation packages on seven continents.
So worldwide dream vacations and worldwide sightseeing tours, day trips and coach tours on one site.

September 1, 2008

This year to-date has been focused on a redesign of the web site. Rapid growth and the addition of many new vacation destinations over the last seven years resulted in a need for improved navigation to accommodate additional expansion.
The revised design also features improved readability and does a better job of presenting the photographs that are such an important element of the magazine. Changes are being rolled out destination by destination with London (including Oxford, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor/Eaton) and New York City now live.
Many minor improvements are being included, i.e. larger images, new or replacement images, copy improvements, etc. Some content that had become out-of-date will be removed.
While the redesign was taking place I've continued to produce and acquire new content and have a large backlog of pictures and articles to add to existing destinations as well as the beginnings of several additional destinations which will be rolled out in the next few months.
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