There's a new penguin chick at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Check it and the other penguins out on the PenguinCam. While there, you can also enter the Name the Penguin Chick Contest.
It doesn't get much easier or cheaper than traveling the world via webcam. You can check in regularly to watch birds as they nest and their hatchings develop and fly away. Or see how surfers are doing in Santa Cruz, California. Or how the snow monkeys are doing in a hot spring in Japan. I'll be posting the location of new webcams regularly. Happy trails! Carole
*Is a freelance travel writer and the author of 17 books, including
MILES OF SMILES: 101 GREAT CAR GAMES & ACTIVITIES and WEEKEND
ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. *Is the founding
publisher of Carousel Press and the editor of DREAM SLEEPS: CASTLE &
PALACE HOTELS OF EUROPE. *Has written for FamilyFun, Sunset, and
numerous other magazines, as well as for the travel sections of many
newspapers. *Has done stints as both a movie and a restaurant critic.
*Has appeared on the Today Show. *Is a member of the Society of
American Travel Writers.