Sausalito! Bohemian Houseboats & Bamboo Bikes

Sausalito! Bohemian Houseboats & Bamboo Bikes

Sausalito! Bohemian Houseboats & Bamboo Bikes  By Mike Marino Sausalito is about as sassy and sophisticated as Lauren Bacall as it gets. It’s a community of bohemian artists with enough art and waterfront attitude to fill the San Francisco Bay with copious amounts of class and culture. It sits at the northernmost end of the Golden Gate Bridge, a pot of gold at the end of the golden gate rainbow, offering a treasure of stunning…

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The Mellow Mantra of Mendocino

The Mellow Mantra of Mendocino

The Mellow Mantra of Mendocino ( Zero to Zen in under ten seconds!) By Mike Marino Author of The Sandoz Collection Getting mellow in Mendocino County is not a difficult thing to do, considering it is part and parcel of the famed Emerald Triangle of California. Located in dead center in the vortex of the Cannabis Coast of Northern California, the Mendocino region is a medicated melting pot of meditation and medical marijuana. Most of…

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Santa Barbara: Chocolate Massage Anyone

Santa Barbara: Chocolate Massage Anyone

Santa Barbara: Chocolate Massage Anyone    The mission of Santa Barbara, like all California’s mission strung out along the Camino Real the length of the Golden State, were established so that the Spanish Main could lay it’s royal claim and mark it’s territory in the New World. The missionaries along with a conquistador or two were the first “intruders” into the newly discovered lands that had been discovered long ago by another people, the Native…

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Trippin’ Out in Tahoe

Trippin’ Out in Tahoe

Trippin’ Out in Tahoe   Northern California is a delicious landscape of redwood forests and giant sentinel sequoia’s. For a pure orgasmic adrenalin rush of oceanic proportions, there is the blue vast expanse of the whale watching waters of the wide, deep blue Pacific with it’s white foamy waves pounding the rocky California shoreline in a somewhat geologically sexy manner, punctuated with it’s in and out Lunar gravitational high and low tide motion. It’s a…

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BUM WINES – A BUCK TWENTY NINE!

BUM WINES – A BUCK TWENTY NINE!

BUM WINES – A BUCK TWENTY NINE! By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) Bum wines are much maligned! Screw fine wine, unscrew a bum wine, better yet, a rectangular drink, you know, wine in a box, salad in a bag. Many believe that fine wines rule…others of us agree that bum wines rock. We don’t worry about Reds and Whites, but rather necks of reds and trash of white, multi-colored fruit for wines from the immigrants hand…

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Haight Ashbury: Spare Change Tour

Haight Ashbury: Spare Change Tour

Haight Ashbury: Spare Change Tour By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) The Green Leafy Lefty Author of The Sandoz Collection FREE E-Series – Sex, drugs and rock and roll! To order your FREE E-copy email Mike at theroadhead@yahoo.com (Also includes Mikes two other e-books (The Atomic Hula) & (The Peyote Coyote) The Collection is Free to all Emerald Readers..it’s free so order today) The Spare Change Sixties. The times? Well, they were a spare changin’ Mr. Dylan….

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The Atomic Hula 1966 (The Haight) – Chapter Two

The Atomic Hula 1966 (The Haight) – Chapter Two

The Atomic Hula Chapter Two 1966 By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) theroadhead@yahoo.com   North Beach is a bitch in heat, Old Italian’s and new bohemians make up the mix and sit at tables on the street and at smaller tables inside the bars. like Vesuvio’s, across the alley from the beat bookstore illuminated by the lights of the city. The bards of Barbary held forth with a Virgil like vigilance, and the coast was cleared. Setting…

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The Atomic Hula – 1966 – Chapter One

The Atomic Hula – 1966 – Chapter One

The Atomic Hula Chapter One 1966 By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) theroadhead@yahoo.com It’s hipsters, hookers, hustlers sinners, saints, a whacked out cab driver named Doc Yucatan, a transsexual beach bum and enough sex, drugs and rock n’ roll to last a lifetime. If you’re going to San Francisco….leave the driving to us…. Having never hopped a ‘Hound before, Mike discovered, that a ride on a scenic cruiser can be, and is, an emotional bruiser. And there…

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Death Valley Dazed!

Death Valley Dazed!

By Mike Marino (Writer/Journalist) California is a smorgasbord of yin’s and yang’s. Southern California, is the Pacific coast playground of the rebel without a cause hot rod car culture and Surf City, where, the Beach Boys promise, there are two girls for every boy. Northern California however, is the John Muir high country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the majesty of Yosemite. Coastal redwoods and mountain sequoias, woodland giants in a rich Lord of…

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