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The Thumbnail Traveler · 22h ago

IN HONOR OF OUR WAR DEAD

Memorial Day is set aside to give thanks and to honor those who have  given their lives in defense of this nation. NAVY - ARMY - COAST GUARD - AIR FORCE - NATIONAL GUARD Their sacri...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 3d ago

THE FRIDAY MARTINI - MARTINIS 101

It's Friday, and that means Martinis! A special event this week. As part of the planned promotion for the book CHASING MARTINIS, we're setting up a series of events at local bars and nig...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 4d ago

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - THE QUEENS' CITY

A decade ago, in 2006, the Queen Mary 2 paid a visit to her linear predecessor, The Queen Mary. Too large to fully enter the inner harbor near the original queen (that's how much bigger s...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 5d ago

LUDLOW, CALIFORNIA - DESERT TIME

I have noted, a few times, that my "escape zone" is in the Mojave Desert, a few hours to the East of the Los Angeles area. There's a serenity there. A solitude. It puts you back in your p...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 6d ago

EMERALD ISLES, NORTH CAROLINA - STORMY WEATHER

Late fall mist rolls in on the Emerald Island coastline, North Carolina.
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1w ago

NEW YORK, NY - SUBWAY IN THE RAIN

Late at night. The relative dryness of a subway station. Slightly stylized. Maybe it will stop raining when we get to the other end.
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

LIFE TO DATE TRAVELS

Not sure if I've shared this before, but by the end of last year  this was my life-to-date footprint for travel. Three oceans, five continents, and dozens and dozens of items clicked off...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

THE FRIDAY MARTINI

Overlooking the gentle Pacific on a late Summer evening. At the Mar'sel Restaurant within the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Bombay Sapphire.
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - SUMMER'S COMIN'!

The temperatures are rising and the days are lengthening.  Can only mean that Summer is coming. And not a moment too soon!
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1W ago

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - ROAD TRIP

In our family road trips start at dawn or shortly before. The sun just peeks above the eastern horizon. There's a strong smell of coffee in the car as we pull out and head for the highway...