Berkeley California has over 30-museums from Anthropology to Zoology. A comprehensive guide to BAMPF and other great museums of this famous college city.
About Mary Charlebois
Mary Charlebois is a freelance journalist and photographer. Her home base is on California’s Mendocino Coast. She travels by train, plane, bus, boat, shoe sole, and auto. She digs into the culture, people, and history wherever she goes and isn’t opposed to a little adventure along the way.
Articles by Mary Charlebois:
By Mary Charlebois Less than three miles from the heart of city, the San Francisco Presidio sits on the northern tip of the Peninsula. Today the magnificent property is part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area, a National Park. For over 200 years it was a military base. San Francisco Bay has had many residents […]
Bath, one of England’s Top Tourist Draws: Tips on the Best Time to Visit By Mary Charlebois Hot springs and baths soothed the aches of Romans. Jane Austen and her cast of characters came “to take the waters.” Bath is a legendary place in English history. It stands out still in modern day. Fashionable architects […]
By Mary Charlebois It’s early morning, at 7 AM. Small trucks and vans are parked around the market square in Ludlow Shropshire England. Ludlow’s deep pride and heritage comes through the food and drink that’s been produced here for centuries. When you visit Shropshire England, take part in the grand abandon with which Ludlow showcases […]
By Mary Charlebois It’s hard to imagine that Guadalupe California was once the location for a Hollywood blockbuster. This sleepy little town in Santa Maria Valley, at the intersection of CA Hwy 1 and the Santa Maria River has a Hollywood connection that was buried for 60 years. In 1923, Cecil B DeMille used hundreds […]
Herefordshire is a quilt of fields, livestock, farm buildings, and woodlands By Mary Charlebois A library where books are chained to the shelves is guarded in Hereford Cathedral. Down a corridor of Norman Columns, the Mappa Mundi mesmerizes onlookers. A 1217 copy of the Magna Carta is displayed on special occasions. Hereford is more than […]
California Has Been Falling into the Ocean for Years By Mary Charlebois “One day, California will fall into the ocean.” It’s a common phrase about frequent earthquakes and faults in the golden state. The truth is, California is already falling into the ocean and has been, for thousands of years. There is a remote and […]
Tropical climate in Cornwall? Cornwall England? By Mary Charlebois On the remote, lightly populated, southeast coast of Cornwall in England, you’ll find tropical micro-climates dotted about like lost jungles. Kept warm and moist by the Gulfstream, tropical gardens host beautiful and rare plant collections ranging from English Cottage to Tropical Paradise. In thirteen hundred square […]
By Mary Charlebois San Francisco is one of America’s most visited cities. The bayfront town is famous for cable cars, Victorian painted ladies, bridges, fog horns, and ships. Pacific seafood, California wine, rock music, and visual art are some of the best in the world. Shaped by Spanish Missions and the California Gold Rush, it’s a bit […]