About Dana E Fisher

Dana FisherAuthor Bio

After graduating from high school, Dana Fisher set off on a road trip with a friend to have fun in Mexico and didn’t turn around until he reached the state of Nayarit, south of Mazatlán. As a college student, he drove across America for the thrill of it and visited national parks along the way and in Canada. In the years following, he spent 46 months visiting 44 countries from Tasmania to Tanzania, Spain to Samoa. The entire way, his travel guidebook was his second Bible, and he learned what travelers want and need to know to make the most of their precious time.

Dana has worked as a staff photographer for newspapers including San Diego Union-Tribune,and has contributed to The Christian Science Monitor, Surfer Magazine, Windsurf Magazine and Japanese and French magazines.

His photographs, Through the Eyes of Hope; The Youth of Africa, have been exhibited at the Museum of African American History and Art in New York City, at the Moonstone Gallery in Las Vegas, and at exhibits in Simi Valley, Ventura, Santa Monica and Moorpark, California.

He married Corby, the woman of his dreams, and after honeymooning in Morocco, they settled down in Santa Barbara, California, Dana’s hometown, to raise a family. They discovered Lou Grant Parent-Child Workshop, and requested the help of 140 parents – along with those in its sister program, Starr King Parent-Child Workshop in providing input for the creation of this book. Enjoy this collection of “the nearest faraway places” in and around the playgroundwe know as Santa Barbara!

Santa Barbara Solstice Parade

Upcoming Activities

Calendar of Events

Sierra Club Flashlight Hike
+-3 miles, 6 p.m. Fridays
Santa Barbara Mission
2201 Laguna Street
Free, 685-2145

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Tour
First Saturday, third Sunday
Hike Tour, 10-Noon, open til 4
Reservations required:
(805) 567-1115
Camino Real Bike Moves (all ages)
Bicycle downtown at night!
First Tuesday of the month
9:30 p.m. De La Guerra Plaza
(805) 455-8957

Free Rides Wed. & 1st Friday!
South Coast Railroad Museum
1-4 p.m. Wed. through Sun.
300 N. Los Carneros

Art Workshops
Art From Scrap
10 a.m. Saturdays, $6.00
302 E. Cota St., 884-0459

Remote-Control Car Races
11:30 a.m. every Sunday
Elings Park, Free! All ages!
1298 Las Positas Rd.

S.B. Maritime Museum: Free!
3rd Thursday of the month

Museum of Natural History
Free admission
3rd Sunday of the month
(805) 682-4711

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Free admission every Sunday

Ocean Ducks (polar bears)
Any ages, any suits, welcome!
9 a.m. every Sunday with
Post-swim potluck breakfast
Butterfly Beach, north stairs
Noon, Mon./Wed./Fri. at
shower near Beachside Cafe
Goleta Beach
(805) 637-8331

Drum Circle
Listen or participate!
4 p.m. Saturdays, all ages
Chase Palm Park
(805) 967-9956