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16th Avenue Tiled Steps in San Francisco California

16th Avenue Tiled Steps: Things to See in San Francisco

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, Things to See in San Francisco In a prior post, I mentioned receiving tips from Twitter and Facebook friends to visit the San Francisco stairways called Filbert Steps and Greenwich Steps. Another San Francisco attraction which was highly recommended by several people (and websites) is another fantastic public stairway, the 16th Avenue […]

Road Trip Sign

California Road Trip Signs

Thinking about my all-time favorite road trip signs this morning, I realized that at least three of my top five are from California. I love California and road trips in California. So, how about a quick virtual trip around the Golden State and a peek at my favorite California road trip signs? California Road Trip […]

JUCY camper van kitchen

JUCY Campervan: Big Sur California Road Trip

For my latest California road trip—mostly through the Monterey Peninsula and down Big Sur—I experienced the funness of a JUCY campervan. JUCY is a New Zealand company that started operating in California about 5 years ago. JUCY USA currently has three locations: San Francisco (San Leandro), Los Angeles (Lawndale), and Las Vegas. With its eye-catching logo, color scheme, fun layout, […]

McCool Travel: fun reasons to drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata

5 Fun Reasons to Drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata

It was not hard to find fun reasons to drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible. After working with DriveShop to test drive the Mazda CX-3 in July, I requested a convertible for October, hoping it would coincide with fantastic Virginia fall foliage. A brand new Mazda MX-5 Miata was loaned to me for a week so that I could test drive it and share my […]