STAR COLLECTOR: THE WEST COAST’S SALSAS, SLOTHS & SYRAH

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Star Collector: The West Coast’s Salsas, Sloths & Syrah

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Sep 24 Tue
5:00 PM
 
Sep 25 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Sep 26 Thu
At Sea
Sep 27 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Sep 28 Sat
12:01 AM
6:00 AM
 
Sep 29 Sun
At Sea
Sep 30 Mon
11:30 AM
11:59 PM
 
Oct 1 Tue
12:01 AM
10:00 PM
 
Oct 2 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Oct 3 Thu
At Sea
Oct 4 Fri
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Oct 5 Sat
At Sea
Oct 6 Sun
At Sea
Oct 7 Mon
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Oct 8 Tue
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Oct 9 Wed
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Oct 10 Thu
At Sea
Oct 11 Fri
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Oct 12 Sat
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Oct 13 Sun
At Sea
Oct 14 Mon
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Oct 15 Tue
11:00 AM
8:00 PM
 
Oct 16 Wed
At Sea
Oct 17 Thu
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
Oct 18 Fri
6:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Oct 19 Sat
6:00 AM
 
TUE SEP 24
TO 5:00 PM Vancouver

day 1 Vancouver, BC, Canada


Vancouver’s location at the mouth of the Fraser River and on the waterways of the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and all their tributaries makes this busy seaport an easy place for meeting. It is one of Canada’s most populated, most ethnically diverse cities that is a popular filming location. Visit the interesting neighborhoods of Gastown, Granville Island and Chinatown. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and stroll through Stanley Park. See the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology. There is an amazing variety of things to see and do here.
WED SEP 25
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Seattle

day 2 Seattle, Washington


Seattle, Washington
As the 4th busiest port in the United States, evergreen Seattle is surrounded by mountains, forests and water. Home to Microsoft, Starbuck’s and Amazon, Seattle’s most recognizable icon is the Space Needle.  Northwest  cuisine with Asian infusion includes apples, salmon, Dungeness crab, razor clams paired with fresh microbrews and Washington wines. Among the sights to see are Pike Place Market, Chihuly Gardens, Boeing Museum of Flight, Pioneer Square, and the Ballard Locks.
FRI SEP 27
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Portland

day 4 Portland, Oregon


Portland, Oregon
Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, and watched over by Mount Hood, Portland is known for its eco-friendliness, bicycle paths, versatile transportation options, bridges, parks, eclectic neighborhoods, hipster vibes and craft microbreweries. There is a variety of things to do for all types of interests including Washington Park with a formal Japanese Garden and zoo, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Hollywood District and the Pearl District, and inviting coffeehouses everywhere.
SAT SEP 28
12:01 AM TO 6:00 AM Portland

day 5 Portland, Oregon


Portland, Oregon
Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, and watched over by Mount Hood, Portland is known for its eco-friendliness, bicycle paths, versatile transportation options, bridges, parks, eclectic neighborhoods, hipster vibes and craft microbreweries. There is a variety of things to do for all types of interests including Washington Park with a formal Japanese Garden and zoo, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Hollywood District and the Pearl District, and inviting coffeehouses everywhere.
MON SEP 30
11:30 AM TO 11:59 PM San Francisco

day 7 San Francisco, California


San Francisco, California
Hilly, foggy San Francisco is a bastion of food and culture. Iconic sights of San Francisco include the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz.  A cable car ride is a must-do past elegant Victorian houses, exhilarating views from Russian and Nob Hills and amazing panoramas found at Coit Tower and Twin Peaks. Then find the chaos of Chinatown and the dizzy drive down Lombard Street, sample the sourdough bread, fresh crab and shrimp together with crisp California wines.
TUE OCT 1
12:01 AM TO 10:00 PM San Francisco

day 8 San Francisco, California


San Francisco, California
Hilly, foggy San Francisco is a bastion of food and culture. Iconic sights of San Francisco include the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz.  A cable car ride is a must-do past elegant Victorian houses, exhilarating views from Russian and Nob Hills and amazing panoramas found at Coit Tower and Twin Peaks. Then find the chaos of Chinatown and the dizzy drive down Lombard Street, sample the sourdough bread, fresh crab and shrimp together with crisp California wines.
WED OCT 2
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Monterey

day 9 Monterey, California – Fisherman’s Wharf


Monterey, California – Fisherman’s Wharf
Considered one of California’s most beautiful coastal cities, Monterey was the setting for several John Steinbeck novels including Cannery Row and Tortilla Flat. Cannery Row, the one-time sardine-packing center is now a delightful strip of restaurants, bars and gift shops. Equally as interesting is Alvarado Street, the main street of Monterey, also full of excellent restaurants, bars and unique stores. Monterey also boasts the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium with its thousands of marine plants and animals on display in both underwater and interactive exhibits.
FRI OCT 4
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM San Diego

day 11 San Diego, California – Balboa Park


San Diego, California – Balboa Park
Sometimes referred to as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego is home to lovely beaches and parks, a large naval fleet, including the USS Midway, numerous microbreweries and enormous Balboa Park, the site of the famous San Diego Zoo. This favorite travel destination is full of things to do on or off the water. Brave souls can take a ride on the Giant Dipper of Belmont Park, a historic wooden roller coaster on the coastal boardwalk, or spend some time at Legoland and Knott’s Soak City. Fantastic shopping and sightseeing can be found at Old Town or Seaport Village and kayaking and surfing opportunities are everywhere.
MON OCT 7
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Cabo San Lucas

day 14 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The resort city of Cabo San Lucas sits invitingly on the southern tip of Baja California Peninsula in Mexico. Cabo is known for its white-sand beaches, impressive arching stone cliffs, including the famous Arch of Cabo and wildlife-filled waters. Outdoor activities and encouraged and plentiful including horseback riding, kitesurfing, parasailing, banana-boating, jet-skiing, snorkeling and diving. The best known beach is Playa El Medano with its outdoor restaurants and bars. Just outside the city limits majestic cardon cacti can be found along with caracara birds and arroyos.
TUE OCT 8
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM La Paz

day 15 La Paz, Mexico


La Paz, Mexico
La Paz is beautifully situated on the stunning Sea of Cortez and declared to be one of the most biodiverse places on earth. A walk along the seafront Malecon promenade reveals beaches, parks, numerous bars and restaurants and fascinating art from both Mexican and international artists.  The city center’s main feature is the 19th century Nuestra Senora de La Paz Cathedral and Velasco Garden. The gulf is a rich ecosystem with a wide range of creatures. It is a migrating stop for humpbacks, gray and blue whales and it is possible to swim with whale sharks or dive and snorkel at Espiritu Santo Island.
WED OCT 9
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Loreto

day 16 Loreto, Mexico – Mission de Loreto


Loreto, Mexico – Mission de Loreto
Laid back and peaceful, the beauty of Loreto is found in its quiet uncrowded atmosphere. The colonial architecture of Loreto includes the Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto, the starting point for Jesuit priests to evangelize the new territory and Museo de las Misiones. Backed by the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, trails lead to prehistoric cave paintings. Off the coast lies Bahia de Loreto National Park, that is home to pelicans, whales and dolphins.
FRI OCT 11
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Puerto Vallarta

day 18 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
A popular resort town, visitors come here to relax and rest on the lovely sandy beaches or take up activities like strolling the picturesque boardwalk, horseback riding, snorkeling and boat trips.  The quaint cobblestone center of Puerto Vallarta is home to boutiques, restaurants, bars and the ornate Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church.
Puerto Vallarta’s biodiversity is home to hundreds of species including orchids, birds, ocelots, jaguars and iguanas. The sea is full of wildlife as well including dolphins and humpbacks.
SAT OCT 12
9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Manzanillo

day 19 Manzanillo, Mexico


Manzanillo, Mexico
Recognized as Mexico’s busiest seaport, Manzanillo was also the location for the filming of Bo Derek’s slow-motion jog down the beach in the movie “10.”  The large blue sculpture at the waterside plaza is a tribute to Manzanillo’s self-proclaimed status as “Sailfish Capital of the World.” The waters off Manzanillo offer a high concentration of marlin and other deep-sea fish and excellent dive sites with numerous coral reefs, shipwrecks. With 350 days of sunshine a year any day can be a beach day and Miramar Beach will attract with its waterfront promenade, golden sand and spectacular view of the twin bays here.
MON OCT 14
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Huatulco

day 21 Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico


Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Santa Maria Huatulco is one of the few places on earth to earn the pure air EarthCheck Gold Certification.  It is known for the nearby pre-Hispanic ruins found at Parque Eco-Arqueologico Copalita, including a large stone temple. Huatulco is home to nine bays together called Bays National Park, a protected reserve. The coral reefs provide excellent diving opportunities and kayaking the rapids and sport fishing are also popular activities here. A visit to the Museum of Oaxacan Art will provide an chance to purchase traditional clay creations known as “Barro Negro,” and date back several centuries. Each piece is unique and hand sculpted.
TUE OCT 15
11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Puerto Chiapas

day 22 Puerto Chiapas, Mexico


Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
Puerto Chiapas is an important commercial port for agricultural produce and the gateway to Tapachula and the Izapa Mayan ruins. The Izapa played a major role in the creation of the Mayan calendar and the settlement here is 3,500 years old. The ruins include the Mayan Tree of Life carving, several plazas, pyramids and ball courts. The fertile fields produce high-quality cocoa beans and bananas. In Tapachula visit the planetarium for information on Mayan astronomy and cosmology. See the architecture and town square with its diverse influences from German, Chinese, Japanese and French cultures over the years and shop for handcrafted goods like leathers and ceramics.
THU OCT 17
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Playas del Coco

day 24 Playas del Coco, Costa Rica


Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Playas del Coco, a UNESCO site, is one of Costa Rica’s most celebrated snorkeling areas with dolphin, puffer fish, eels, stingrays, and other tropical sea life animating the waters. In addition to its unspoiled cocoa-colored beaches, Playas del Coco is a jumping off point for rainforest canopy tours, nature walks, and other inspiring eco-adventures.  
 
FRI OCT 18
6:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Bahia Herradura

day 25 Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica


Bahia Herradura Costa Rica
The coastal area of Bahia Herradura is known worldwide as the fishing capital of Costa Rica. It is a popular tourist destination with close proximity to Jaco Beach, with its excellent surfing conditions. This area offers many other outdoor recreational options along the black-sand beaches lined with palm trees. You will not have to worry about running out of daylight regardless of the time you visit because the sun rises and sets at the same time in Costa Rica all year long.
SAT OCT 19
6:00 AM TO Puerto Caldera

day 26 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica


Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island. Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.

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