About Janet Fullwood

Janet Fullwood didn’t see the ocean until she was 10 or a mountain until she was 15, but once she started traveling, there was no stopping her. In her personal life and professional career, Janet has traveled to 80 countries on seven continents and written about everything from hot-tubbing in Antarctica to threatened cultures in Yap. Her professional career has included more than two decades as a newspaper journalist specializing in travel and tourism. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor contributing to a broad spectrum of magazines, newspapers and websites. Janet is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Outdoor Writers Association of California and North American Snowsports Journalist Association. She lives in Sacramento.

Visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea

This seaside village on the Monterey Peninsula came to international attention back in the 1980s, when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood was mayor. But that was just a blip in the history of this tiny community, founded as an artists’ colony after the 1906 San Francisco … Continue reading

Sacramento Wineries and Urban Tasting Rooms

    With tens of thousands of acres of vineyards cloaking the hills and valleys, it’s no wonder Sacramento wineries and tasting rooms are popping up like mushrooms all over town. Craft breweries flourish, too – and that’s great news for travellers, who can walk between … Continue reading

California Capital: A Beginner’s Sacramento Guide

Centrally located between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, California capital, Sacramento, is known for its mild climate, easy access to outdoor recreation and growing culinary scene. Sacramento International Airport, just 10 minutes from downtown, also features a flashy new terminal that makes a great first … Continue reading

Sacramento Rail Haven: Five Essential Train Journeys in California

Ever since the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 with Sacramento at its western terminus, the California capital has been a major crossroads for rail travel. These days, it’s also a pilgrimage destination for rail buffs from around the world who come to indulge their … Continue reading