Olive Oil Tasting in Ojai, CA

I have been wine tasting at a vineyard in France, port tasting in Portugal, and beer tasting at the best brewery in Milwaukee. Tourism for food - and drinks - is a big part of my travel life, and having a small progression of different flavors to taste is a wonderful way to gain appreciation…

Crater Lake in the Time of Covid

Editor's note: I, too, have visited Crater Lake a number of times, but it is fascinating to read Christian's account of visiting during these times. For more of his stories here on The Royal Tour, visit his index here! Every visit to a national park is a unique experience. I roll over memories in my…

The World’s Longest Cave System

Let's put it this way: it is 388 miles to drive between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Imagine being in a cave that whole way, and still not having the exit in sight. That is what makes Mammoth Cave unique. Mammoth Cave National Park protects a bit more than 52,000 acres of central Kentucky, but…