Labor Day - the traditional end of summer (although fall doesn’t technically start until three weeks later) and that three day weekend right after the first week of school has become a popular holiday for spending time outdoors. Gotta soak up all that sun before it’s gone right? Or at least I assume that’s what… Continue reading Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna
One of my favorite things to do when I’m on vacation is visiting historic sites, whether it be churches and castles in Europe, temples in Asia or ancient structures in Mexico, I love envisioning what life was like in that exact spot hundreds or sometimes thousands of years ago. It’s important to note when you… Continue reading A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos
There’s no doubt that San Diego is a beautiful city. I might be biased since I grew up there, but I’m pretty sure a ton of people agree with me. There is so much to see and do; sandy beaches line just about all of the coast, new breweries and restaurants are popping up what… Continue reading Discovering Point Loma: Ocean Views and State History on the San Diego Bay
Raise your hand if you love National Parks! *raises hand* But I have a confession to make. Until earlier this year, when I visited Joshua Tree the only National Park in California I’d visited was Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Terrible, I know. I’ve been to several in other states like Utah, Arizona, and Oregon,… Continue reading Summer Camping Series: Sequoia!
Summer vacations might not be a thing anymore after leaving school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the longer hours and warmer weather with a weekend get away. If you’re looking for a thrifty way to step away from the office, commune with nature, and explore your city or state, camping just might be… Continue reading Summer Camping Series: Lake Cachuma
So, I turned 33 this year. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that, BUT I did have a great time celebrating the day regardless. Did you know that you can get a free ride to Catalina Island on your birthday? Catalina Express offers a free round trip ride when you bring a friend… Continue reading How to Celebrate your Birthday on Catalina Island
After hearing about the so-called ‘Superbloom’ for weeks on the news, my Meetup group and I caravanned out to Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms to see it for ourselves. This was my first time in this National Park and I don’t know if it was the perfect weather, the wildflowers, or the company,… Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park: Chasing the Superbloom
San Pedro is a small community within the city of Los Angeles nestled at the tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Rancho Palos Verdes and Terminal Island. This hidden gem is oft overlooked for the nearby, much larger Long Beach. San Pedro has a rich history all its own with much to offer visitors… Continue reading San Pedro: LA’s Best Kept Secret