Allan

member for over 8 years

Member Since:
May 2009

Allan Kissam writes about travel destinations with interesting historical stories, and enjoys his passion for science fiction. Photo credits are earned when supporting Linda Kissam writing expeditions. In his career, he published original research in leading professional journals and was awarded two U.S. patents. He was a lieutenant commander in the NOAA Commissioned Corps and served on research ships at sea in remote locations throughout Alaska and USA. 

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Ed’s Head

Dystopian science fiction novel where cryonically stored people emerge into an unwelcoming future.

Published Articles (61)

Lavender Farm on Whidbey Island is Sniff-tacular


Photos at a lavender farm to visit while touring the Pacific Northwest.

Alder House Studio


Artistic glassblowing at Alder House Studio, Lincoln City, OR

Rogue River Cake Chef Demo


Chef Jack Strong demonstrates how to make a Native American Rogue River cake as guest chef at the Culinary Center, Lincoln City, OR.

Traveling France – Battlefields and Mothers of Sons at War


Insight into how things were 100 years ago.

Touring A Days Drive From Seattle


Things to do withing reach from Seattle.

Germany Rhine River Cruise Includes WW2 Significant Tours


Famous WW2 sites and tours along the Rhine River cruise.

Next Stop, San Juan Islands


Northwest area beautiful San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands suggested stops.

Harrison Hot Springs


Photo Credit — Bike. Hike. Dine. Soak. Sip. That pretty much sums up one of Canada’s most frequented vacation spots.

Olympia Washington Farmers Market


Photo Credit – Olympia’s seaside weekly market.

11 must try Hong Kong style cafes in Richmond, BC


Photo Credit for Linda Kissam article on the best Chinese food outside of China lives in Richmond, BC.

Touring France – Second Battle of the Marne River


Reims-to-Paris along the Marne River was an American battle sector during the closing months of World War I. Champagne touring, too.

Whitney Miller presents her book New Southern Table


MasterChef winner Whitney Miller presents her new book “New Southern Table” to food writers at Melissa’s World Variety Produce in Los Angeles.

Beer Wine Cheese Pairing


Pairing held in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA, for special cheeses selected by Cheese Addiction and wine/beer provided by Brix @ the Shore.

Exploring Southern California’s Ventura County West


Easy vacation with wine and whales less than 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Ventura County West is Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura.

Ventura County West : a playful destination


Republishing of Tripatini article.

Melissa’s World Variety Produce Helps Fight Weight Gain


In the Melissa kitchens their on-staff chefs prepared tasty dishes and made wonderful salads. The dishes showed how taste and satisfaction are maintained in foods not normally a large part […]

Enjoying Solvang with Children


Description and map of stops to make with kids on a tour of downtown Solvang, CA.

How I Cracked a Wine Tasting Puzzle


On learning how visual priming affects the wine tasting experience.

Cracking the Wine Code


Republishing of How I Cracked a Wine Tasting Puzzle

Venetian Gondola Ride In Channel Islands Marina


Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA, has a unique way to see the marina sights, and with lunch. Mandalay Bay Resort and enjoyable activities will get you up to start […]

Birmingham And Montgomery, Alabama


Montgomery and Birmingham are today’s cities on an upward move; unique restaurants in revitalized commercial districts and family activity fun. Leaders of communities are dealing positively with history that, for […]

Lynchburg, Virginia – and Remembering D-Day


Visit Lynchburg, Virginia, to see the D-Day National Memorial. Located in nearby Bedford, this area’s young men suffered the highest casualty rate on the Omaha sector landings at Normandy, France. […]

Yuma, Arizona – Teach Your Children


Yuma, Arizona, has lots of fun and education moments because of its Old West history and the Colorado River.

Disaster at Sea


This is a true story of a death at sea. It is a story of weekend sailors and the US Coast Guard.

Go to Czech’s Moravia Region


Most vacationers to Europe nibble around the edges. At the center of Europe is the Czech Republic, with its historic Prague and a countryside perfect for vacationing. Starting this series […]

Go to Kutna Hora and Czech Republic


Most vacationers to Europe nibble around the edges. At the center of Europe is the Czech Republic, with its historic Prague and a countryside perfect for vacationing. Starting this series […]

Go to Prague Czech Republic


Most vacationers to Europe nibble around the edges. At the center of Europe is the Czech Republic, with its historic Prague and a countryside perfect for vacationing. Starting this series […]

Original Seafood Paella in Valencia, Spain


Warm beaches and eating on the boardwalk of Valencia, Spain, includes traditional Lobster Paella.

Athens, Greece, for Five Days


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. Substituted an identical article link. CityRoom.com publication of video on Athens, Greece.

Halkidiki


Beachfront relaxation, food, history, and winery touring in Halkidiki, Greece.

Athens, Greece, for Five Days


Video article of a trip to Athens, Greece, with sightseeing and fine dining.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. Substituted an identical article link. Short text describing a video of things to do while in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.

Seattle Downtown Mini-Vacation


Seattle fun destinations in the downtown including a great Washington wine-themed hotel.

Powerboating the San Juan Islands in Washington


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. Substituted an identical article link. See the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington and southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

An Untypical Day in Palm Springs


Here is something untypical to do when killing an afternoon in Palm Springs, CA.

Lynchburg, Virginia, Has It All


Check out the great pictures of Appomattox, the site of General Lee’s surrender in the Civil War, and the National D-Day Memorial. Where to stay, great food, and travel planning […]

Charlottesville, Virginia – Presidential History and University Atmosphere


Video article of a trip to Charlottesville, VA, and the area sights.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama


Video article of a trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, during the Year of Alabama Food.

The Boar’s Head Luxury Resort, Charlottesville, VA


Video article of a trip to luxury resort The Boar’s Head, Charlottesville, VA.

Weekend in Lynchburg, VA


Video article of a trip to Lynchburg, VA.

Powerboat Cruising in the Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest


Powerboating through the Canadian Southern Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands, Washington.

San Juan Islands and 999 to Go


Cruising through the Canadian Southern Gulf Islands and the Washington State San Juan Islands.

Wine That May Get You Out of the Doghouse


…Near Buellton, at Highway 246 off the famous California Highway 101, is a road going into the beautiful La Purisima Hills. At the top lives a persevering woman who established […]

Gettysburg Travel Tips – BusinessInsider.com


BusinessInsider.com republish of the CityRoom.com article. CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. PDF copy of the article link. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the site of an 1863 battle that […]

A “Mancation” at a Las Vegas Strip Hotel


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. PDF copy of the article link. Things to do beyond gambling in Las Vegas.

Gettysburg Travel Tips


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. PDF copy of the article link. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the site of an 1863 battle that largely determined the U.S. Civil War […]

Seattle – Goin’ to the Big Game in Style!


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. PDF copy of the article link. Seattle short vacation includes Pike Place Market and great food at Mama’s Mexican Kitchen, following a […]

Making Traditional Spanish Paella in San Diego County


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. PDF copy of the article link. Traditional Spanish paella cooking lesson and recipe along with Cab Franc wine tasting at Warner Springs, […]

Okinawa, Japan: a Tropical Paradise, an Outdoor Playground


CityRoom.com links fail because of a database loss. PDF copy of the article link. Vacation paradise at Okinawa, Japan. An easy hop by plane from Hawaii, it has beaches, resorts, […]

Mancation – A Man’s Vacation to Maine


Kissam, Allan D., “Mancation – A Man’s Vacation to Maine,” www.thegrowingvine.com, July 2010.

Mancation – Charlie Don’t Surf in Santa Barbara, California


Kissam, Allan D., “Mancation – Charlie Don’t Surf in Santa Barbara, California,” www.tripatini.com, August 25, 2010.

Mancation – A Man’s Vacation in Washington Wine Grunge


Kissam, Allan D., “Mancation – A Man’s Vacation in Washington Wine Grunge,” In Flight USA, (December, 2010): pp. 28-35, In Flight Media. (Link to print article)

Australia – Bottom’s Up


Kissam, Allan D., “Australia – Bottom’s Up,” www.tripatini.com, December 4, 2010.

Mancation – On Becoming Unforgettable to Her


Ancient Mission Vine Angelica wine is the perfect gift for that special person. This woman-owned Gypsy Canyon Vineyards & Winery produces an original Spanish 18th century version of Angelica, bottled […]

Mancation – Oh, my aching feet!


On the road in Paso Robles, CA, doing wine tasting, classic American foods, and soaking my aching feet in a bath of wine & oils!

A Trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the site of an 1863 battle that largely determined the U.S. Civil War and our future enjoyed by Americans today. This article is about where to stay, […]

Touchdowns with a Lake View


Seattle short vacation with a special event trip. Enjoy The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland and take a charter boat across the lake to a Washington Huskies football game. Husky stadium […]

Mancation Goin’ to the Big Game in Style!


Mancation is the part of a family vacation that has most appeal to men. This is what is talked about when returning to work. Go to Seattle take a charter […]

Spanish Paella and Cab Franc in San Diego County


Spanish paella cooking lesson and recipe along with Cab Franc wine tasting at Warner Springs, CA, in San Diego County.

A Maine Coast Jaunt, Complete With Windjammer Sail


Kissam, Allan D., “A Maine Coast Jaunt, Complete With Windjammer Sail,” www.tripatini.com (Featured article), July 29, 2010.

Mancation – A Man’s Vacation in Maine


Kissam, Allan D., “Mancation – A Man’s Vacation in Maine,” www.tripatini.com, June 2010.

Global Writes (4)

Seattle Downtown Mini-Vacation

Seattle downtown is huge, but here is a hotel themed on Washington wines, a short walk to the Pike Place Market, near the 5th Avenue Theater, and other attractions. Other attractions include the short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island (see Mancation – A Man’s Vacation in Washington Wine Grunge ). […]

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Wine That May Get You Out of the Doghouse

OK, this will border on being a relationship advice column. Those who know me will say that I am the last person to ask for advice. I respond that every dog has its day. I have discovered the perfect gift for your special person. If this can’t get you out […]

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Mancation – Goin’ to the Big Game in Style!

A visit to Seattle, Washington, can be a great short vacation. A beautiful urban mere, Lake Washington and surrounding waterways are a unique experience for travelers. I have previously written on how to take a car up to Anacortes for the day trip by ferry to Friday Harbor, transiting en route through the scenic San Juan Islands. I lived in Seattle and attended University of Washington, but now only visit from the desert of California.

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Mancation – Oh, my aching feet!

Here I am with another episode of a man's take on wine country touring in Paso Robles, California. Although my wife and I did many things over our two-day stay, soaking my tired feet after traipsing through tasting rooms and shopping areas, was an unexpected treat.

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