Monthly Archives: April 2013

Palm Springs: Desert Playground Then and Now

By Dean & Nancy Hoch Elvis, Dinah, Lucille, Greta, Nat King, Clint, Sonny, Kirk, Cher, Clark & Carole, Gary, Gene, Bob, and Elizabeth.  You add the last names. . .. These and hundreds of other Hollywood stars put Palm Springs … Continue reading

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Loving Las Cruces

By Dean & Nancy Hoch As travel writers, we’re always on the lookout for unique destinations.  We certainly found one recently that boasts the following impressive rankings: 2010 Sunset Magazine’s “20 Best Towns of the Future” 2010 US News & … Continue reading

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The Wacky Worlds of Eccentric Geniuses

Story by Andrea Gross; photos by Irv Green I was blown away the first time I encountered visionary art, and I mean this literally as well as figuratively. I was standing in an open field, looking at thirty or more … Continue reading

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Irvine’s Divine! So Are Nearby Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm

By Dean & Nancy Hoch Are you ready for a “heavenly” trip to the sunny climes of Southern California? If yes, we can heartily recommend making your base at Irvine, a city quite unlike any other we’ve visited. Why do … Continue reading

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Disneyland: Enchanting as Ever!

By Dean & Nancy Hoch It had been many years since we experienced once again the wonder of Disneyland. That time, long ago, was with our five lively boys. This time it was with our nine-year-old granddaughter, Alison, and what … Continue reading

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