Travel Jottings

Celebrating the best bits and bobs to be found while exploring Europe and North America. Much is inspired by real outings, whether they were walking, cycling or photographic in nature, while virtual blundering in the name of planning them has turned up some gems too. Regardless of how they were found, I hope that they keep coming so I can continue to share new things with you here.

California

Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.A.

Transatlantic travel is being restored but the ongoing pandemic means that many of us still feel the need to be cautious. The more courageous have been making the best of being vaccinated but the second winter season of the pandemic sees high case counts so care is in order. For that reason, the compendium of websites that is presented here is there to get us dreaming and perhaps planning new escapades for when it all works out for us. Patience can have its rewards.

Once we can get going again, places in California that I would like to see include parts of the Sierra Nevada and sections of its coastline; I am a mountain and coastline person. The San Francisco Bay area sounds tempting as do the Yosemite, Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks. Additionally, the area around Lake Tahoe is an alluring proposition, especially since car-free travel could be more of a possibility there. These form my California dreams for now and it is better to have something in mind for when opportunities arise.

Alpine County

Amador

Apple Hill

Arcata

Avenue of the Giants

Bakersfield

Balboa Park

Barstow

BeachCalifornia

Big Bear Lake

Big Sur

Bishop

Borrego Springs

Buellton Chamber of Commerce

California Diver

California Travel Guide

California Department of Fish & Wildlife

California Division of Boating & Waterways

Calaveras County

Cambria

Carmel

Central Valley

City of Irvine

City of San Juan Capistrano

City of Santa Cruz

Columbia

Coronado Visitor Centre

Del Mar Village

Del Norte

Destination Irvine

Destination Lancaster

Discover Buellton

DTLA

Fairfield

Far Northern California

Ferndale

Fishing Network

Greater Ontario

Greater Palm Springs

Healdsburg

High Sierra Hikers Association

Highway 1 Discovery Route

Humboldt

Indio

Julian

Kern County

Knights Ferry

La Jolla by the Sea

La Quinta

Lake Arrowhead

Lake County

Lake Tahoe

Legendary Napa Valley

Locke

Lodi

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Lost Coast Adventure Tours

Love Beverly Hills

Madera County

Mammoth Lakes

Marin County

Marina del Rey

Mission Trails Regional Park

Modesto

Monterey

Morro Bay

Nevada City

North of Ordinary

North Lake Tahoe

Outward Bound California

Pacific City

Pacific Coast Highway Travel

Pacific Grove

Palm Desert

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Parks & Recreation

Pasadena

Paso Robles

Pismo Beach

Railroad Park Resort

Rancho Mirage

Redondo

Reserve California

Riverside

Sacramento River Train

Salinas

San Diego

San Francisco Recreation & Parks

San Francisco

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County

San Mateo County

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Santa Maria Valley

Santa Monica

Santa Ynez Valley

SeeCalifornia

Sierra Nevada Shuttles

Skunk Train

Solvang

Sonoma County

Sonoma Valley

Southern California Mountaineers Association

Stockton

Suisun Marsh

Tahoe City

Tahoe South

Travel Costa Mesa

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

UpStateCA

Ventura

Ventura County Coast

Visit Anaheim

Visit Berkeley

Visit California

Visit Carlsbad

Visit Del Norte County

Visit El Dorado

Visit Escondido

Visit Fresno County

Visit Gilroy

Visit Huntingdon Beach

Visit Laguna Beach

Visit Mendocino

Visit Napa Valley

Visit Newport Beach

Visit Oceanside

Visit Oakland

Visit Redding

Visit Sacramento

Visit San Jose

Visit Santa Clara

Visit Temecula Valley

Visit Tuolumne County

Visit Tri-Valley

Visit Vacaville

Visit Vallejo

Visit Yolo

West Hollywood

Yosemite Mariposa County

Yosemite National Park