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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The Wildfire Aftermath at Peters / Santiago Canyon.

Two months ago California announced a state of emergency due to wildfires that happened in the Northern and Southern part of California. Many of you have likely forgotten about it but, for me, it was a tragedy. 

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Let’s Take a Hike: The Top of The World in Laguna Beach, Orange County.

There’s never a dull moment in Southern California. The weather always stays consistent ranging between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit all throughout the year. It’s quite common for the locals to be outdoors at the beach, relaxing at the pool or hiking. I know I’m always doing one or the other like last Wednesday, my roommate and I […]

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Not My Usual Route

Early this morning, I decided at the last minute that I wanted to go for a run at a nearby park for a change other than my usual gym routine. As luck would have it, google suggested Cedar Grove Park which was approximately 5 min. away from my home. I quickly checked on Instagram to […]

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Jogging paths with a view in Irvine.

One of the greatest things about living in Irvine is the vast amount of spaces there are available in this city. It’s normal to find empty open fields in Irvine and as an advent jogger, I love having a number of options of places to choose from to jog (especially a nice view to ogle). Here […]

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