Bits & Pieces of The Rocky Mountains

Our last full day in Colorado was spent sightseeing and driving through the Rocky Mountains. We mapped out our route the night before to figure out which places we wanted to see on the way to the mountain. Our first stop was Boulder as a few of our friends had suggested seeing it. BoulderBefore we […]

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Sunrise On the Rocks

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a one of a kind experience with an open air amphitheatre built into a rock structure. This was one of the sights that we wanted to see and definitely not to be missed. Pre-covid, the place was known to hold music and/or concert venues. However, there was more to the amphitheatre […]

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Visiting Colorado for the First Time.

This trip started out rocky. Our travel plans for 4th of July weekend changed multiple times due to COVID. Initially, Texas was our first choice then, we heard that the number of virus cases increased. Right away, we decided not to go to Texas and thought of postponing our trip altogether. However, a few weeks […]

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Morning Hike at Las Ramblas

Today’s morning hike kicked my booty the rest of the day because I am beat! This was my first time hiking at Las Ramblas Trail located in San Juan Capistrano. Though worth it, I did not expect the trails to have very steep hills. The whole hike took about 5 miles where we took 2 […]

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No Pain, No Gain. Hiking the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.

I woke up with sore legs today definitely not a good way to start the week. My painful muscles were a result from a 2-hour hike up the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Foothill Ranch. It was a canyon with surprisingly steep hills that clearly, challenged every bit of my leg muscles. 

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Your Preventative Snake Bite Care. Bookmark This!

Coming across multiple snakes from my recent trips to the desert, shows that I can no longer ignore the fact that being bitten by one can happen. No joke, my worst nightmare whenever I’m on a weekend trip to the desert or mountain, is being bitten by a snake. I think it’s due to the […]

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Carizzo Plain Monument

Hands-down Carizzo Plain is the number one place I vote for bird watching. From owls to eagles, I saw these types of birds (and other animals) in its natural habitat that I normally wouldn’t see on a normal day to day bases (except maybe the zoo); This made my trip extra special.

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Welcome to Our Fire Pit: Camping Food Ideas.

I always say half the fun of camping is eating. In the beginning I struggled a bit in figuring out what to bring besides loading up on granola or trail-mix. I’ve learned from trial and error that there are a few bites that are easy to make and fulfilling at the same time.

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Desert Hot Springs, anyone?

Another weekend came and left in a blink of an eye. How is it that time flies when you’re having fun? I remembered last Friday when I was packing my backpack for yet, another camping trip weekend. It seemed like it was just yesterday. 

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Camping for the night at Tabletop Mountain.

Truth be told, I’m not much of a camper. I camp in a car with a camper that has a proper stove, fridge and a bed. Although, if, you put me in front of a tent, that requires building from ground up then, it will probably take me a few hours to put together. Don’t […]

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Newport Beach Castaways Park

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Where there’s water, there’s likely a good view somewhere nearby. Castaways Park is a perfect spot for a quick stroll or jogs early in the morning or late in the afternoon (whichever you prefer). It is located in Newport Beach, perched on a hill right next to million dollar homes overlooking the Newport Marina Bay.

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Orocopias Mountain Weekend Getaway.

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On Friday night after work hours, I was driving home when I received a call from my friend who invited me to this last minute weekend camping trip to Orocopias Mountain. Seeing that I had no definite plans for the weekend, I opted to go. 

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