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
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). … Continue reading 6 Hours In San Diego
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
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 … Continue reading Three Magical Things to Do in Southern California