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Welcome to the online home of travel columnist Donald D. Groff, who has dispensed advice  and stories since 1988 in such publications as the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Newark Star-Ledger, The Kansas City Star, Newsday, Salon, Condé Nast Traveler, Consumer Reports Travel Letter, The Boston Globe, and Endless Vacation magazine.

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Hermosa Beach, Calif. 

Saturday morning volleyball, Hermosa Beach

Even on weekdays, the action starts early on Hermosa Beach's beachfront path -- bikers, joggers, skateboarders, bladers, seniors assisted by rolling walkers. Volleyball players stake out their nets, surfers cross the sand heading for the low waves. On the quarter-mile pier, fisherman scavenge mussels from the pilings to use as bait. On the Strand, breakfast awaits both early risers and late sleepers.

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The Strand, where Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach converge.

Other destinations: 
Maine; Georgia kangaroos; Flight 93 memorial; Atlanta; Nicaragua; London


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