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Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain.

The Point Reyes – Rusty Beauty

If you’re into Off the Beaten Path travel you’ll be sure to enjoy, The Point Reyes, an abandoned and deteriorating fishing boat in Inverness, Marin County, California. A short drive north of San Francisco, it is located near Point Reyes National Seashore.

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Several people waited online outside Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) on New Year’s Day to view the monarch butterflies that migrate there in search of warmth. They travel hundreds of miles from the western U.S. and Canada to escape temperatures that can hit below freezing. There’s been a great decline in their population as many as 25,000 were counted in 1997 compared to about 1,600 at the farm this year.

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition

As we approach the end of the year we also approach the end of the special centennial exhibitions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. It also celebrated the cities recovery from an earthquake in 1906. The deYoung Museum’s current display, “Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition”…

The Very Core of Graffiti Art

The Very Core of Graffiti Art

The Centro Cultural de La Raza will host the “Sopita de Letras”, an exhibition of over 30 artists, until May 8, 2015. The exhibit takes the art form of Graffiti to the very core: letters/letras. Each contributing artis was randomly assigned a letter to showcase their skill and style. Visitors may view the works during […]

Nothing Is As It Seems

Nothing Is As It Seems

By Kim Rescate and Ana Pines San Diego is in for a special treat as the North American premiere spot for the travel exhibition, ILLUSION, on show at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center until Jan. 19, 2015. The exhibition was created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin and combines techniques used by magicians and explored […]

Nukes and Aliens

LAS VEGAS – We visited The National Atomic Testing Museum, an 8,000 square foot permanent exhibit in Las Vegas that provides multiple viewpoints on the work conducted at the Nevada Test Site and its impact on the nation. The museum included numerous artifacts and is designed to be an interactive experience. Many of the exhibits […]

Human Flight Experience in Las Vegas

Driving down South Las Vegas Boulevard to get some delicious Carne Asada Fries at Tacos El Gordo, it’s hard to miss the building down Convention Center Drive with a huge sign  that says “Vegas Indoor Skydiving”. Although I was a little pessimistic about the experience since we’ve been skydiving, we still decided to give it […]