My grandma used to love what she called the “winter hot spell” — a January or February week or so when, usually after a big storm, the winds would turn around and blow from the east.
It’s San Diego’s favorite day trip, a Jaunt to Julian, and it’s the latest in the Joyride Guru series of Kindle travel tours. Generations have enjoyed this former gold-mining town’s old-time charm and character, as well as its apple pie. The area also has some of the most enjoyable roads in the region. Author Jack […]
I take a sharp new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado on a drive around the McCain Valley, the wilderness area north of the little town of Boulevard in southeastern San Diego County.
Cruise up the Temecula Valley past classic vineyards and wineries to Diamond Valley Lake and the Western Science Center.
I’ve been hearing about the Feather River Canyon my entire life. When I finally visited, I found it to be everything advertised… and shockingly quiet in the middle of the summer.
Our route this time takes us over the county’s newest freeways and some of its oldest routes. It’s a challenging, but fully paved drive that is a treat.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe enjoys the back roads but watch the head room.
Mercury might be gone, but for awhile it sold an upscale version of the hybrid Ford Escape, the Mariner. Back in 2006, I took one on the rugged mountains separating the coast from southern Riverside County. Clean Climbing takes drivers on a ridge with spectacular views east and west, down some twisting, rocky and rutty […]
Snow covered my first choice for a dirt road drive to test a Jeep Grand Cherokee so I headed to sometimes rugged Proctor Valley in San Diego’s south county.