Travel to Tijuana, Mexico and Monterey, California – Episode 12

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Monterey Fishermans Wharf

Travel with the Amateur Traveler to Tijuana in the Baja California area of Mexico on a volunteer travel trip. Hear about building houses in the poor areas of Tijuana and why someone would do that on vacation.

Also, hear about the Monterey Bay area of California from Chris who grew up in the Monterey area (Salinas). hear about beaches and bed and breakfasts. Hear about why you should skip San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and come to Monterey’s wharf instead. What are great places to stay and great places to eat? Is it true that the Monterey Aquarium was started with the request from a daughter to a father?

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Show Notes



Monterey Photo Gallery
Bed and Breakfasts: The Jabberwock
Monterey Bay Map
Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon
Monterey Bay Aquarium

17 Mile Drive
Monterey Wharf
Bed and Breakfast: The Centrella Inn
Bed and Breakfast: The Seven Gables
Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
Restaurant: Peppers Mexicali Cafe
Restaurant: First Awakenings
Restaurant: The Tinnery (closed)
Guide to the Monterey Peninsula

Internet Resources

Monterey County Visitor’s Information
Adventures By The Sea – Kayaking & Bike Rental
Monterey Marriott (where we stay)
Historic Cannery Row Tour
Self-Guided Art Walk
Monterey Path of History


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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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