Typically, this is the time of year I start to rack up frequent flyer miles. But, thanks to a global pandemic, my travel plans are on the chopping block. So, instead of a) running around and potentially becoming a COVID vector, or b) moping about relentlessly, I figured I'd put a little effort into a … Continue reading Since I’m Grounded…
I got a new camera and couldn't wait to use it. After poking around, I had to test it out on the natural beauty of Half Moon Bay, a small beach town about a half hour outside of San Francisco. I dragged my sister over the hill and enjoyed a gorgeous drive through the beautiful … Continue reading Half Moon Bay: A Delightful Day Trip
San Jose is a city that deserves so much more attention.
As I mentioned in my post on Death Valley, I am obsessed with national parks. It is one of my travel goals to visit at least one park a year. This year, entirely by accident, I stumbled upon a less visited Northern California gem, Pinnacles National Park and it was the perfect day hike spot. … Continue reading Pinnacles National Park
It was Ashley of Death Valley fame's birthday, so I popped down to LA for 24-hours to play in downtown LA. One of the things I love about Los Angeles is that it changes at a million miles an hour. Despite living there for more than a decade, there is always something new, something old … Continue reading A Day in Downtown LA
Anyone who lives in a major city has an area of town they would rather lick their boot than go near. For me, that's the Union Square area. It is perpetually packed with tourists, walking too slow, five-across the sidewalk and it makes me want to tear my hair out. In fact, before a couple … Continue reading Union Square, San Francisco – I’ll Stop Avoiding You