Readuponit: Travel and voracious reading

Max Hartshorne, travel website editor, sharing some of the stuff I read, hear and see with you. Updated every day. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Oceano Dunes Are a Good Place to Take a Spin in a Humvee

February 17, 2015

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area  in California’s Central coast looks like a busy street, except that it’s an actual beach and nearly every vehicle is a large 4×4 truck pulling a long camper. We joined another couple for a beach excursion in a 1987 Humvee, painted desert brown, built to conquer the desert of […]

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Edna Valley: Tasting Wines with Pattea and Her Friends

February 16, 2015

We drove four hours south from San Mateo yesterday through the agricultural heart of America, Salinas Valley, through towns like Soledad and and Atascatero, where few of the signs were in English. It was Mexican farm laborer country, and all around us were the vast fields where our nation’s vegetables come from.  Our destination was […]

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California Can’t Come Any Sooner

February 13, 2015

Gazing out at the crisp white snow and the icicles that hang from all the roofs, boy it’s sure time to get out of here. After speaking with my daughter and grandchildren from their 80 degree vacation spot in the Dominican Republic on Facetime, seeing the sun hitting her face and then turning the phone […]

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Sleeping in a Parked 767, Delta’s Gate Employees Were Ready for Work

February 8, 2015

Last week’s snowstorms brought out a host of questions, such as, what do airlines do to get staff to the airports and keep their planes safe during storms.  In the WSJ, I read a story about how Delta Air Lines set up a ‘war room’ and used their own planes as makeshift hotels for airport […]

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My Mantra Can Come In Handy

February 1, 2015

I have begun to truly appreciate the creature comforts, enjoying the spaciousness of my bathroom, and the thick comfortable piles of my hotel style bath towels.  I like that things are sturdy and well made, I am in my house so much because of work here, that I’ve come to enjoy looking around at my […]

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Anxiety Chased Away by Good Fortune

January 29, 2015

Learned a little lesson today, one in which it’s up to me to rid myself of anxiety and bear better witness to where it comes from.   As I was leaving the house today to do an errand in the car, I look a quick glance into my mailbox, to see what had come. There […]

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