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Travel to Couch Potato Locations

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

If you’ve seen the new Hiking for the Couch Potato website – – you’ve seen some images at the top of the page.

I promised to identify the images at the top of our new website.

Image number 1 is:  ta – dah  – drum roll -

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

A monolith that juts 235 feet high above the long stretch of beach in Cannon Beach, Oregon, Haystack Rock seems to follow you in any direction wherever you are on the beach.  Birds and other creatures – especially humans – find it almost magnetic, but it is a protected site.  See our longer blog for more information –

Return next week and we’ll identify our #2 image.

We hope you’ll visit our Hiking for the Couch Potato website – and maybe even consider buying a book!  Especially for those of you who know someone who really needs to get off the couch and get some activity in their life.

Have a great week, everyone!

San Felipe, Mexico – Staying and Sightseeing

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

San Felipe travel can be whatever you want it to be – A laid back vacation, a longer stay, a spring break, a retirement haven.  At an orientation we attended for potential homebuyers in San Felipe, they said, “You go to Florida to die, Mexico to live.”

Beach at sunrise

Beach at sunrise


Travel to San Felipe, Mexico

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

San Felipe has become quite the hang-out for American and Canadian ex-patriots – or just, sometimes, visitors.  Although Rocky Point has a following, the name says a lot.  Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco) has rocky beaches, but a lively repeat crowd. (more…)

South of the Border – Travel to Mexico

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Grab your passport!  We’re heading south to Mexico and the – sometimes – sleepy village of San Felipe. (more…)

Travel By the Sea, By the Sea – By Beautiful Seaside, Oregon

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

If Cannon Beach is like Scottsdale without water, then Seaside, Oregon is like an upscale Coney Island with all of its family amusements.

Lewis and Clark statue at Prom turnaround

Lewis and Clark statue at "Prom" turnaround


Travel to a Natural Wonder – Haystack Rock, Oregon

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Continuing our travels in Oregon this week…

Jutting out of the Pacific Ocean on the beach at Cannon Beach, Oregon is the monolith called Haystack Rock. Like a magnet, it attracts birds, humans and the sea creatures that use it for shelter.

Haystack Rock and humans

Haystack Rock and humans