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Oh, Hey It’s a Bounce Back Giveaway…

It’s August in the Bay Area…aka the one month of the year where Karl Fog Monster stays around and yet its oddly warm. Ha! But seriously, its nice to have a little bit of sunshine, even if I’m going to spend most of that time working on something new. Nothing on that for now, but […]

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July is Starting Out With A Bang

First in the biggest of the Big News…The Bounce Back officially has a cover and a release date—October 26, 2021

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Half Moon Bay: A Delightful Day Trip

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 […]

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San Jose Has Got It Going On

San Jose is a city that deserves so much more attention.

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Pinnacles National Park

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. […]

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6 Hours In San Diego

Recently, I attended a conference in San Diego, and while the convention center is near the Gas Lamp in the Marina, I actually spent the majority of my limited free time in Balboa Park (I spoke on a panel, where I made parkour and dragon jokes, so I guess you can say it was a success). […]

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A Day in Downtown LA

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 […]

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Three Magical Things to Do in Southern California

The theme of my time in Southern California could be described singularly as magic. I went back to my old hometown for actual magic (or at least the movie version of it) and stumbled across a few real life bewitching spots along the way. First was Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch (24266 National Trails Hwy, Oro […]