Ella and Jackson Riley take their Beacon along during their first international trip, where they visited Punta de Mita, Mexico, a small little beach town an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Ella, 8, swam with a whale, while Jackson, 5, experienced parasailing for the first time.
Tony Fountain, a 12-year resident of Ocean Beach, took his favorite hometown newspaper along to an ecology workshop at the Lienhuachih Research Center in central Taiwan. The mountainous forest reserve is home to numerous studies of ecology and biodiversity. Scientists from the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (TFRI) regularly hold international workshops at the research center. For the last four years, scientists and students from UCSD have been invited to participate in research and training programs at the Lienhuachih Research Center. “Although it was officially a ‘work’ trip, we slipped in some time for holidays. This large engraved rock marks the entrance to the research center main station,” said Fountain.
Judy Meyer takes her Beacon along during a relaxing trip to Wailea on the island of Maui.
After traveling through Tanzania and Kenya, Scott and Melinda Therkalsen traveled with The Beacon to the shores of Lake Victoria at the source of the Nile River in Uganda.
Mary Toomey, a lifelong resident of Point Loma, takes her Beacon along for a journey to Charlevoix, Mich. Toomey said she has been visiting Charlevoix since the age of 4. The area was named for a French priest.
Ben McAllister of Point Loma holds his Beacon at a beautiful lake in Holly Springs, N.C., while visiting his aunt and uncle. “We enjoy the Beacon travel section and wanted to join in the fun,” said the family.
Sage Simms, Benji Miller, Paige Teague, Rubi Miller, Olivia Teague, Marco Simms and Helena Simms take their Peninsula Beacon to Bass Lake, Calif.
Blanche Welch, John Alves, Elizabeth Alves, Adrienne Alves and Christopher Alves hold up The Beacon on a recent trip to Portugal in front of the City Hall office in downtown Ponta Delgada, San Miguel, Azores.
Luc and Patricia Simpson travelled to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe with their Beacon. They went kayaking and snorkeled along the beautiful reef of St. François and visited the local spice-filled markets.
Mari and Tom Fries and children (from left) Zoe, Sam, Eric and Luke share their Beacon with two Gibraltar “natives” on top of the Rock of Gibraltar. The monkeys freely roam around the rock. The vantage point provides pectacular views where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. “On a clear day you can easily see Africa,” said the family.
John and Elsa Machado, longtime residents of Point Loma, take their favorite hometown newspaper along while enjoying the Monument of the Discoveries, a major landmark in Lisbon, Portugal.
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