The Mission Inn Hotel filled their shelves with my book in time for Christmas. I’m humbled by the number purchased in stores and online over the past few weeks for holiday gifts! Thanks everyone! I hope my hike will inspire others to tackle the El Camino Real hike to visit California’s 21 missions.

Editor extraordinair, Elizabeth Hansen, of the award-winning ‪#‎AuthenticLuxuryTravel‬ website, asked me to write a post on my 800-mile mission walk, sharing with her readers the landmark’s backgrounds, scenic sections for day hikes, and posh places to stay along the route. I was very fortunate to stay at three of California’s nicest hotels along my route…

  The San Diego Press Club certainly knows how to throw a fabulous journalism awards show! Good food. Good people. Good time. Very proud to receive first, second, and third place awards for my TV travel interviews!