Don Jackson

member for over 12 years
member for over 12 years

Member Since:
Feb 2006

Freelance travel journalist, author and radio correspondent. Also cover sports, dining & entertainment. Currently: Travel feature columnist for San Joaquin Magazine with wife,Ann; Roving Correspondent for KTIE Talk Radio covering travel, entertainment, dining and sports events. Book Credits: Co-author, editor of Windows to The World, an armchair travel book (1989); The Critics Favorites, a guidebook to the Palm Springs area(1989,1990,1991 & 1992); Contributor to Great Cuisines of the World( a 1990 coffee table book); Regional Advisor for 7 years to Zagat Guidebooks; Contributing author "Cricketeer Travel Tips" - a promotional brochure written for Cricketeer Clothing Company; Roving Correspondent for The Good Life Report on KABC radio, Los Angeles for 17 years; Past contributor to: Family Circle Magazine; Palm Springs Magazine; Salt Lake City Observer; Valley Scene Magazine; Silicon Valley Magazine; Silver Circle Magazine; Vacation Times; Los Altos Weekly; Santa Clara Weekly; Brehm Newspaper Group (syndicated travel writer with wife Ann (1980's); L.A. To P.S. Magazine; Los Angeles Drive Guide; ABC Star Service News; The Desert Critic; Club Management; Paddle World; Golf Digest; Tennis World.
IFWTWA: President Emeritus, Historian and Advisor to Board of Directors. Current Memberships: Bay Area Travel Writers and Southern California Restaurant Writers
Past Member: Board of Directors, Arthritis Foundation, No. California(7 yrs);
Past President: CMAA. State of Oregon Chapter ; Current Volunteer Position: Special Projects Coordinator & Fund Raiser For regional Veteran's Hospital 

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Global Writes (6)

Maine’s Connection to the Silicon Valley

Last year my wife and I had a travel feature assignment and headed to New England to research those famous Fall season colors and soon learned why everyone should consider adding this trip to their travel bucket list. And we also discovered an amazingly interesting human interest story that connected […]

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Hawaii: The Big Island

Breathtaking Natural Surroundings and Uniquely Exciting Adventures Our tropical paradise state of Hawaii, comprising eight main islands, rather confusingly has one island also named Hawaii. Not to worry. Everyone just calls it “the Big Island” and aptly so. All the other islands combined are not as large. As the youngest […]

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Enchanting Ojai Valley: When Seeking Scenic Splendor and Serenity

Ojai Valley, tucked behind majestic coastal mountains just a few miles inland from Santa Barbara and Ventura, has been a popular getaway for the Los Angeles glitterati for many years. And why not? Just escaping the tensions and anxieties of the L.A. megalopolis was reason enough. But for folks in […]

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PALM SPRINGS: Sun, Fun and Then Some!

Life and vacationing is wonderfully unique at the breathtaking escape destination of Palm Springs. Year-round weather is distinctly better. The sun is definitely warmer. Stars appear brighter. And the sky seems bluer. As the gateway city to the Coachella Valley, the Palm Springs name remains the most famous desert community, certainly in California and internationally, as well. It has often been referred to as the playground of the stars.

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Ireland Goes Upscale

While we've been aware of the wonderful B & B's, mid-level hotels and historic castle lodgings throughout Ireland for years…

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Loving Liberty in Boston After Two Nights in Jail

To keep my reputation intact, there was no crime, arrest, booking, bail or trial involved. So, here's my story:…

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