The Best of 2019

This year travel wise was focused on visiting small towns in U.S.A. that I’ve never been to. It was an eye opener to see how many beautiful towns there are that I’ve yet to see in my own country. I learned that having a car will take you far. Renting a car when I visited […]

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The Key to Hemet Desert’s Hideaway (video)

With the rising living costs in California and the immense amount of people flocking in to the state by the minute; I’ve definitely considered a quieter, smaller and more remote location. Luckily, my friend lives in Hemet, a city known for its retirement community with mobile home parks and retirement housing developments. The area is […]

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A Taste of Napa Valley

Ah, Napa is gorgeous whichever way you look at it. The valley of wineries while driving through the town made me want to jump out of the car and run around the fields like a kid. Upon entering Napa, we were greeted with a slight traffic while maneuvering our way to V. Sattui Winery. I […]

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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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Going Off-The Grid Camping at Lytle Creek.

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People would not believe me if they knew I’m “camping” off the grid, in rough roads and deep in the mountains. It is a definite contrast to my everyday lifestyle where I spend most of my time detailing designs for high-end clientele. Before that trip, my boss had asked about my weekend plans and I briefly […]

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Exploring Slab City in California

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Slab City definitely lived up to its quirkiness. Many of you have probably never even heard of this city unless you’ve been to or have seen at one point the popular site called Salvation Mountain. The site is in Slab city and it basically brings in (if not) most of the visitors to the area. […]

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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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Passing Through L.A.

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Last weekend I joined my mom in L.A. for a day. She had reserved a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel for 1 night as she had an early flight the next day to Maryland. Coincidentally, it was also the same trip that I was supposed to go on but, sadly I declined for work-related […]

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Lytle Creek Day Trip. (Video)

Another day, another adventure. My friend and I hit the road early in the morning driving east towards San Bernardino County. Without traffic, the drive was peaceful and completely magnetic with the mountains surrounding the road as we passed by them.

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Becky’s Retirement Party

Becky is a long time family friend. Her daughter and I grew up together. We attended the same elementary school, middle school, and high school. On top of that, we hung out in the same group of friends; needless to say, we were best friends. Our parents met and saw each other every weekend whenever my […]

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