Rome Emergency, Transportation, Beach Volleyball and Other References

Beach and Indoor Sand Volleyball Beach Beach Volleyball Academy, Ostia (last stop Cristoforo Colombo on train from Porta S. Paolo) Passoscuro Beach – Lampara bathhouse Frigene – Tirreno Frigene – Lido Indoor Empire, Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 115 – FL5 train from Roma Ostensie toward Civitavecchi to Roma Aurelia Sport Beach City, Via Cina, 91 – train from Roma Piramide toward Civitavecchi to Tor di Valle Palabeach, via Viale Cortina D’Ampezzo, 379 – train from Roma Ostensie toward Civitavecchi to Monte … more

Roman Restaurants and Food

Rome restaurants (DeLapa reviews) Top picks Da Bucatino – Marcello and I enjoyed a wonderful meal there last night, probably the best Italian food yet. We started with carciofi alla Romana, with the artichoke smashed flat — delicious. We split a pici con pancetta pecorino e carciofi and grilled swordfish, and a carafe of unsurprisingly mediocre red house wine. After paying the bill, our waitress, who reminded me of my aunts in their somewhat younger days, … more

Rome, Italy Adventure Notes

Adventure List Andrea Baldi’s Favorite Experiences Walk through the center of Rome, everywhere. Have lunch at “da Tonino“: no reservations, tiny, crowded, steaming, cheap and authentic Roman cuisine in one of the nicest street of the center. Climb up the stairs to reach Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio (statue of Marco Aurelio), visit the Museo Capitolino if you have time, then facing the statue, walk for 100 m up the street to your right to Palazzo Caffarelli, … more

Environmental NGOs in La Paz, BCS | An American Perspective

La Paz, BCS, Mexico is the hub of environmental activity on the Baja Peninsula. Several of the major international and U.S.-based environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) have offices here, in addition to several Baja- and La Paz-focused NGOs. From local to international, here’s a quick overview: Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá – Led by our friend executive director Meredith de la Garza, Niparaja is a La Paz-based, NGO whose mission is “to perpetuate the natural assets that distinguish Baja California … more

Juli Goff’s 30 of the Best Things to Do and See in La Paz

Juli Goff’s 30 of the Best Things to Do and See in La Paz Stroll the Malecón at sunset and in the evening. Visit the Anthropology Museum at Altimirano and 5th de Mayo Walk around the Public Markets, Revolución y Bravo Go the the beaches: Walking: Coromuel at the north end of the Malecón Taxi: La Concha Hotel beach, Caimancito beach, next to La Concha Taxi or Aguila bus: Tecolote, Balandra, Pichilingue Listen to music … more

La Paz, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.) Adventure Notes

Adventure List Our Favorite Experiences Spanish lessons at Se Habla La Paz. We took lessons for two months. Juli Goff, the director, runs a fantastic program. The teachers are bilingual, native-Spanish speakers with great expertise and, as important, patience. Highly recommend. Snorkel with whale sharks (generally November-March) – We booked our trip in early November through Miguel, across from Hotel Perla. 350 pesos for an phenomenal 2-hour experience. Isla Espiritu Santo – Great all day experience … more

You asked about Santa Barbara

Where we stay: El Capitan Canyon – really the coolest place to stay, but it’s pretty far out of town. Franciscan Inn – inexpensive, very convenient, easy to walk everywhere, but it’s not plush by any means Eagle Inn – same as Franciscan Others – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g33045-Santa_Barbara_California-Hotels.html http://www.sbtreservations.com/zcom/hotelJump/Start.do?compid=406 But also great camping north of Santa Barbara – Gaviota, El Capitan, Refugio and others http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/camping/ Restaurants – Low end Super Rica Mexican on Milpas – my favorite … more

Monterey Peninsula Restaurants (updated 2018)

January 2018 We’re often asked where we like to eat (and we like to eat). Here are our current dinner favorites, in additional to our old favorites: Dinner La Balena (Carmel) – Our favorite Italian restaurant, hands-down. Emanuele and Anna do a great job with local ingredients, inspired by Emanuele’s Tuscan tradition. Il Grillo (Carmel). Also owned by Emanuele and Anna, Il Grillo is a bit more casual, a bit less expensive, and a lot easier to … more

Utah, Colorado, and Yampa River Resources (2013)

Reading List Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Rockhounding Utah Books by Utah Authors (Goodreads) Guide to the Green and Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument How the Yampa River and its Dependents Survived the Drought of 2012 and video story Websites Holiday River Expeditions – Yampa River Vernal, UT Colorado Tourism – Official Colorado Vacation Guide | Colorado.com Yampa River State Park Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument – National Park Service Friends … more

36 Hours in Santa Cruz, Calif. – NYTimes.com

36 Hours in Santa Cruz, Calif. – NYTimes.com. NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES > CALIFORNIA > SANTA CRUZ 36 Hours in Santa Cruz, Calif. Ann Johansson for The New York Times A lone surfer on the beach. More Photos » By DAN WHITE Published: December 30, 2010 RECOMMEND TWITTER E-MAIL SEND TO PHONE PRINT REPRINTS SHARE FORGET what you heard about Santa Cruz being the city that sleeps. Yes, this sunny coastal town still has its countercultural wackiness. You … more