A Gift from the San Diego Blackout

This wasn’t my first significant power outage but San Diego’s blackout was different. The range of the outage was unprecedented. Here were over 1.4 million homes, businesses, hospitals, airports and services out of sudden commission. There were few generators and homes discovered quickly how paltry their disaster preparedness was.

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Elaine J. Masters

Elaine J. Masters, travel writer / tripwellgal on the road

Once we overcome the virus, the world will be waiting. Travelers know one thing - how to pivot and we will. We'll travel again and whether it's a short road trip or across the planet, I'll be here to help putting my years of travel to work. The Tripwellgal mission remains: to help us connect with our beautiful planet and each other with care and wonder. Stay in touch and happy travels!


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