All aboard

Posted: June 5th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

The beauty and history of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad By Global Gumshoe Ron Stern The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a narrow-gauge railway that stretches from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico, across some gorgeous and at times heart-stopping scenery.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea: Quirky by design

Posted: May 8th, 2015 | Feature, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Imagine a sleepy coastal town whose lifting morning fog reminds you of a cozy English village set among towering pines and cypress trees. Now picture the same place with no street addresses, sidewalks, parking meters or streetlights; a place where houses have names like Periwinkle and Sea Urchin and where four-legged friends are as welcome as the two-legged variety. Is this a dream? No, you are in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Dublin, Ireland Adventure

Posted: November 7th, 2014 | Featured, Travel | 1 Comment

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe

If you’ve never been to Ireland, now is the perfect time for a visit. With a new daily route from San Francisco on Aer Lingus, you can conveniently pop over for a visit to Dublin and get a slice of the Irish life in under a week.

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Summertime fun in the land of the midnight sun

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe While Helsinki may be one of the coldest destinations in the world during winter, summertime’s long days of sunshine bring out the crowds to this Finnish city located on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With 150 miles of coastline and 300 islands filled with trendy shops, restaurants and loads of historical landmarks and museums, it’s no wonder that so many are discovering this Scandinavian playground.

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Balboa Park resident Ed Samiljan creates Jewish continuity through summer camp

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 | Feature, Featured, Travel | No Comments

Monica Medina | KPBS Amidst the towering, aromatic pines of the San Bernardino National Forest is Camp Mountain Chai. Like most summer camps, it offers typical activities such as swimming, crafts and sing-alongs. It’s an experience that draws hundreds of San Diego children each summer, and in the process, they’re getting something else: a cultural identity.

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