Month: January 2014

Under the deep blue sea

If you want to see otters, penguins, octopi, jellyfish and sharks up close, the place to do so is at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. But it’s more than just an assemblage of sea life. The Aquarium’s mission is…

Living “La Vie en Rose”

Ten years ago, my husband Gregory and I discovered a bed and breakfast on the central coast of California that was so nice, we said that if we ever travelled in the area again, we had to stay there. So…

Sand, stones and sky

I couldn’t take a bad photo at Joshua Tree National Park (near Twentynine Palms, California). On view were fantastic rocks, shaped like something out of The Flintstones – and the bluest sky ever!

Stunning scenery

The views along the Pacific Coast Highway in California are breathtaking…even if you have to drive along winding, hair-pin turns to see them!

Experiencing the Experience Library

The moment I walked into the Cerritos Library in southern California, my mouth dropped open and didn’t close for another hour. I had come to see what the literature about innovative libraries described as “the experience library,” and I was…

A tale of three libraries

The early 20th century was an incredible period of library building in the United States and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was its main driver. He gave $55 million dollars to communities all over the world between 1889 and 1923 to establish…