I write a personal blog about my adventures – and misadventures – on the road, not to be confused with my eponymous consumer advocacy blog. Please stop by and catch up with the latest. It’ll be fun.
You read my consumer advocacy site every day. You follow the well-researched, useful stories I write for USA Today, the Washington Post, and my newspaper syndicate. Maybe you comment on the stories, too.
This week, we’re visiting the small town of Buellton, Calif., about a half hour drive north of Santa Barbara. It’s the kind of place you might miss if you’re heading to the more touristy Solvang, the Danish-themed village a few miles east of here.
I’m in Monterey, Calif., this week, which like many parts of northern California is lined with awe-inspiring cliffs that plunge into a cold Pacific.
What if everything ended now? What if I stopped publishing a consumer advocacy website? What if I quit holding companies’ feet to the fire in the pages of the Washington Post, USA Today and in my syndicated columns?
The next segment of our cross-country adventure starts on Tuesday. It’s a three-month trek across California, Oregon and Washington. We’ll be in Alaska for September, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
We spent last week in Temecula, Calif., an area known for its excellent wine. My brother graduated from San Diego State on Sunday (go Aztecs!) and is headed overseas to teach. I decided to stay on for a few days and show the kids a little part of Southern California.