Welcome! My journalism career and curiosity about the world started while working as a copy boy for the Wall Street Journal. I’ve logged over a million miles in my travels across the globe, from Morocco to China, up to the Arctic Circle and across Southern Africa.

I was dragged kicking and screaming onto the web after friends and publishers insisted it was time for me to enter the new millennium by creating a web site. I finally agreed. Although, to be honest, I’d rather be looking at the world than having the world look at me. Regardless, I thank you for being here. I hope you enjoy your visit.


Recent Adventures and Musings

New Aer Lingus SFO-Dublin Daily Service

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  Find out why flying from San Francisco to Dublin Ireland is easier than ever. Come along and join Associate Producer, Laurie McAndish King in San Francisco as she visits with Dave Cooney and Helen Maguire with... READ MORE

Garagiste Festival Solvang, CA

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  Come along and join NPR.ORG Podcast host, Tom Wilmer at the Ballard Canyon, Larner Vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley. Wilmer visits with Solvang Garagiste Festival co-founders, Stewart McLennan and Doug Minnick, and artisan... READ MORE

Discover Gold Country–Amador County CA

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Discover cool things to do and see in Amador County in the heart of California’s Gold Country. We’ll visit with Annette Reiser at the historic circa-1852 National Hotel in Jackson CA. And then we’ll visit... READ MORE

American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life

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April 19th  the American Cancer Society will be hosting the Bark For Life event in Morro Bay California.Join Natalie Riloquio, Community Manager with the American Cancer Society as she talks about the cool “Bark for... READ MORE