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There’s so much to do in L.A and planning a stay there can be overwhelming. There are the obvious choices like the theme parks most people like to visit, Hollywood, Walk of Fame etc. But if you’ve read any of my other posts you know that I prefer less crowded places and those are hard to find there. I lived in Venice once (yes, very crowded) close to the Marina and I… Read More

How could I not want to jump in? The beauty is overwhelming. The blue so incredibly inviting. How to resist? How to resist… one of the biggest challenges in life. But why resist? Why not enjoy, jump into it, whatever ‘it’ is, while it’s possible? And live every moment remembering just how fleeting they are. I push all thoughts of the icy water into the back of my mind and climb down…. Read More

If you’re in the Los Angeles area a visit to Venice Beach is a must! If you’re visiting during the Holidays you’re in for a treat. There’s a sort of hidden and very special part of Venice that is lit up and decorated in a very unique and thoughtful way. The Venice Canals. The canals were founded in 1905 by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney. He dug several miles of canals to create… Read More

Not being flawless, but being a character with something not desired, a fault, a carrier of something that does not please the eye like a physical deformity, is not easy these days when everything is photo shopped into perfection. No one wants to look at a small mark that spoils an appearance of something that’s expected to be beautiful. Off to the trash you go.  Not this Sand Dollar though.  He got… Read More

Most people I know hate rainy days.  I absolutely love them.  They’re so rare around here and when they finally happen they awaken me. They cheer me up.  They make me want to run outside and jump in every puddle. Today I got up early, went outside and I felt it, gently and softly land on my skin, as the coolness of the wind surrounded me. I inhaled that fresh, crisp and… Read More

My favorite author H.C. Andersen once said to travel is to live.  I live by this, but I also love adventuring in my own backyard!  Thanks for joining me!  Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego is a wide stretch of land surrounded by La Jolla and Del Mar.  It’s one of my most favorite hikes in San Diego and you’ll see me here at least once a month. It offers 8 miles of trails and an amazing view of the ocean.  Parking can be hard to find but come early and enjoy lesser crowds.  Start by hiking up the… Read More