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Jim Morgan

Get Some Vitamin Sea

 Catalina Island 🌴 Catalina Island is one of our favorite weekend destinations for adventure and entertainment.  Our vacation begins even before we get to the island as we board a boat for a one hour ride on the beautiful, blue Pacific. Seeing Catalina from the top of the boat, we know this will be the

The “Coolest” City in the Desert

A Desert Oasis 🌵   Once you head about 100 miles east out of Los Angeles and see the outlet malls and casinos dim in the rearview mirror, you will be close to a desert oasis unlike any other.  That last stretch of California Highway 111 hasn’t changed much in the 50 years since Hollywood

Exploring Lake Tahoe

Playground for all seasons 🌄   From the changing of the leaves, to the snow, to the hot summer days, Lake Tahoe is a postcard-worthy playground for all seasons. In the summer there are promising beaches with lake activities to enjoy.  Top-notch restaurants surround parts of the water as well as luxury spas with the

The Grandest Canyon of them all

The Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is both magnificent and awe inspiring. Vast in size and just a wonder to look at, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, about 18 miles at its widest point, and around 6,000 feet deep. This National Park is one of

Beignets, Bourbon and Beads

Go ahead, throw your beads to strangers in elaborate costumes and experience the tradition of the Mardi Gras festivities on Bourbon Street.  The original idea was to toss the color of the beads to the person who exhibited the color’s meaning (purple – justice, gold – power and green – faith). Pretty sure that idea

Because Gifting was Meant to be Personal

“Oh my gosh!” That is the reaction I am looking for when I give a gift.  And with Penless, I get that all the time.   Modern gift giving has become a series of impersonal actions such as a gift card and the e–card.  Of course, they are really convenient, but is it memorable?  I

Keep your toes in the sand!

Coronado is known for the grand Victorian Hotel del Coronado and all the famous people that have stayed there. Coronado is a California beach resort located on a peninsula in San Diego Bay. It first opened over a hundred years ago in 1888. Opening so long ago, there is bound to be a haunting story,

Mom-mentos

Happy Mother’s Day! Every year for Mother’s Day, my wife and I send out a Penless message to all our friends that are mothers to wish them a happy Mother’s Day.  It is a tradition that we head down to the beach for brunch and walk along the coast. We always remake the same video

Discovering Catalina Island

Catalina Island is one of our favorite weekend destinations for adventure and entertainment.  It is about an hour boat ride from SoCal and once you get there, it is so small that you do not need a car to get around.  Even though it is a small downtown, there is a lot to do on

Where to ROME in the Eternal City

They say Rome is the eternal city. This historic place is home to the world famous Colosseum and ancient art. Millions of people each year step foot through the legendary landmarks, churches, and museums of this densely populated city. After my cousin went to Rome, I virtually got to see this city through the Penless