Amazing Adventures for Ordinary People

We are Ed and Jenn Coleman, aka- Coleman Concierge, and we are glad you found us!  We look forward to sharing our journeys with you as we travel, adventure and explore the world as a couple.

Why Concierge?

A Concierge is typically a caretaker who lives on site or a guest services employee to help with your travels. We are both. We hope this site will serve as a guide to help and inspire you to get out, expand your world, and to seek adventure, even in your own backyard. Currently, home is on the beach in Southern California, but we have lived all over the mountains and deserts of the Western United States. It is our goal to always live somewhere that people choose to vacation.

Jenn the Industry Insider

Jenn is highly experienced with the service industry.  She is currently a Concierge at a well known San Diego hotel, a massage therapist at a five star spa, and also a fitness instructor.  She is also a chronic non-repeater (illustrated by her many professional hats) who enjoys the diversity of life.  Jenn worked her way across many of the top ski towns in America teaching skiing and guiding white water rafting during the summers. She has worked a lifetime in adventure and travel and knows the industry from the inside.

Ed the Mad Scientist 

Ed is a physicist in aerospace by day, crazy adventurist by night.  He drives the tech train around here and applies his industry knowledge to build, not just another blog, but a detailed content management system.  He knows the importance of travel and adventure to recharge the soul from the rigors of corporate America and family life.  He was the consummate weekend warrior, going on many crazy adventures like caving expeditions in Belize, hiking  the Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim day hike (albeit a long day), climbing Baboquivari peak for his 30th birthday and racing in the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike race.  Ed was not your ordinary rocket scientist or suburban dad. Now he is an empty nester looking to start the next chapter in his life.

Service to our readers

Along with our perspective and personality, we strive to provide tools and tips for you to experience heightened adventure in your own life. Count on us to include pertinent links and organize information in a logical order that will ignite your wanderlust, and give you practical resources to follow it.  We have some cool ideas for phase 2 and 3 of the site as we continue to grow and evolve, so stay tuned.  Feel free to send us your suggestions; we are in this together 😉  If you are interested in working with us click here.


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Photographic Tour of California’s Wildflower Bloom

California Bloom of the Decade

For dozens of years, the thirsty deserts lay waiting for rain. As drought set in, fires ravaged the parched forests but the desert just waited for the pernicious El Nino weather patterns to shift back. Only through recent climatology study, have we seen the profound effect of El Nino droughts from sparking the French Revolution to spawning the dust bowls of America’s Great Depression. In California, it was visible in dry, parched earth.

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Whale Watching San Diego Style

Whale Watching San Diego Style

Is whale watching in San Diego any fun? We have been asking ourselves that question every time whale watching season came around (mid-December to Mid-April). Admittedly, we are whale watching snobs. Don’t get us wrong, we love whales and have driven deep into Mexico twice to the Unesco World Heritage site of the Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino to interact with the mothers and calves in their birthing lagoons from a small ponga.

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Glamping the New Wave of Ecotourism

Is Glamping the New Wave of Ecotourism – Our Experience at Elephant Hills Thailand

The more we travel, the more we see the importance of Ecotourism. This is a term that you hear often but what exactly does it mean? The International Ecotourism Society’s definition is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people and involves interpretation and education”. They offer eight principles of ecotourism by which we chose to judge our glamping tour.

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Dakota Pipeline Protest-Washington Monument

The Sioux nation in coming to Washington DC. As a federal judge is weighing in on the Dakota Pipeline, activists are descending on Washington. This Friday, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are planning a two mile protest march from the Corps of Engineering to White House. I may have been early for the Cherry Blossoms but DC is still fascinating.
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Sunset Cliffs Sunshiny Day

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. -Buddha .
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