A Journalist's Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Category: California

October 25, 2018

Yosemite National Park

There is no place like it. With 1,200 square miles of iconic landscapes, waterfalls, valleys, meadows and giant sequoias, one visit to Yosemite National Park isn’t enough. I’ve always wanted to visit this magical place, and when my friends invited me on a camping trip to Yosemite and a few nights in Big Sur, I […]

October 18, 2018

Visiting Disneyland with a One-Year-Old

Fall is my favorite time to visit Disneyland because the weather is still warm in California, and it’s not too hot like the summer months.  I especially love visiting Disneyland and California Adventure in October because of the Halloween themed decorations.  (It’s one of my favorite holidays.)  My family loves coming to Disneyland, and we’ve […]

October 13, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park

You can travel all over the world, but there is no denying some of the best gems are right here in California. What started out as a three-month travel adventure in Central America turned into an 8-month journey that also included several stops in South America and Europe. In August, I decided it was time […]

December 21, 2017

Downtown LA on a budget

Rich in history and cultural heritage, there is always a story to tell when you’re in Los Angeles.  I used to live and work here when I first started my career as a journalist, and since I was born here, this city will always hold a special place in my heart. Even though it feels […]

December 20, 2017

Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade

One of my favorite things about being back in my home state of California is going back to the places I used to visit when I used to live here.  With its beautiful coastline, plenty of places to shop and dine and great entertainment, the beachfront city of Santa Monica is always a favorite to […]

December 7, 2017

Ventura County Love

Friends, Ventura County, California is in a state of emergency.  272,000 acres have burned in the Thomas Fire since Monday night.  Families have lost their homes, animals have been displaced, and our community has been coming together to drop off donations and offer support to help people impacted by the fire.  I grew up in […]

October 26, 2017

Visiting the Channel Islands Harbor

Whenever I’m home, I always visit the Channel Islands Harbor to play, eat and say hello to the sea lions. There are so many good restaurants with different cuisines, but my all time favorite thing to do here is to spend time by the water.  You can kayak, stand up paddle board, or hang out […]

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