Sofa Tours With a Travel Journalist

Tour OneMendocino Coast

By Mary Charlebois

The Graveyard, along the Mendocino Coast. Photographer: Mary Charlebois
The Graveyard, along the Mendocino Coast. Photographer: Mary Charlebois
See the full story here – Hwy 1, go under the radar on the Mendocino Coast

Covid-19, the Corona Virus, has changed existence globally. The loss of life, economic devastation, and drain on resources is epic—BUT—heroes, kindness, sharing, and love are also epic.

I’ve experienced thoughtfulness from family, neighbors and friends, unlike any I’ve experienced. Thank you to those folks and to everyone that are out there doing all they can to keep us healthy, safe, and fed.

Travel Stand-down

Travel has all but stopped. Jets are parked, restrictions on vehicle travel and public transit schedule reductions combined with ‘shelter in place’ and quarantine orders are keeping the streets and highways desolate.

Like most businesses, the travel industry is experiencing unprecedented losses. That includes people like me, journalists, and photographers. Travel bureaus have canceled media visits. Publishers have postponed stories to indefinite dates. Like many others, it affects my income.

Sofa Tours

While ‘sheltering in place, I will share some of the fantastic destinations I’ve experienced on our big blue ball. Perhaps they will inspire you to visit when our world re-opens and begins to receive guests.

I’m starting with a video of California’s Mendocino Coast, my home. This video was part of a feature story that ran October 2016 in ByWays Magazine. Click below to read about our wildlife, waves, wilderness, and wine.

Hwy 1, go under the radar on the Mendocino Coast

ENJOY! ~MaryGo

For more information about the Mendocino Coast, go to
Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce and Visit Mendocino County.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Great idea Mary – keep well and keep dreaming of the next trip

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    1. Thank you. The list gets longer everyday. 🙂

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  2. Love this, Mary. Great share and I know I’ll enjoy taking these journeys with you.

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    1. Thank you, Terry. No seatbelts required.

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    2. Thank you Terry, glad to have you along. –Mary

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  3. fswolfe says:

    Love the term “sofa tour,” been doing quite a lot of that lately. Thanks for enabling me to see a corner of the world I may not get to for a while. Beautiful photo of the fog over the water!

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    1. Thank you Faye. To think, a year ago, you were only 90-minutes away from MendoLand. We’ll have to make a future plan for you to visit. –Mary

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