Gray whales haven't yet begun their migration along Southern California's coast, but you're likely to see humpback, fin and blue whales in the waters off San Diego this month. Three whale-watching trips offered aboard the America in October come with a discount too: a free child's ticket with each adult fare.
The deal: The America is a pretty swell vessel.Read more
Although it's considered one of the top art centers of the Western world, Santa Fe has its drawbacks. Like the lack of sidewalks on much of well-known Canyon Road, home to more than 100 galleries. I thought about this when a Pepsi truck driver honked and sternly yelled "Watch out, lady" as I sidestepped a muddy puddle on the cobblestone street.
Still, Canyon Road has its charms.Read more