Ellen Girardeau Kempler
Ellen Girardeau Kempler moved to Laguna just in time to watch her Toyota float away in the El Nino flood of 1997. One new car later, she continues to enjoy life on the edge in Top of the World. An avid supporter of the city's cultural, artistic and environmental communities, she is also a writer, editor and travel expert. Her Laguna-based company Gold Boat Journeys (http://www.gold-boat.com) helps travelers realize their dreams with research, planning, budgeting and booking services.