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 fact that when I’m out and about, I tend to get excited about other things in front of me rather than looking down on my feet. Snakes, on the other hand, are very good at camouflaging and hiding where you least expect to see them. Therefore, to ease my mind, I started looking into figuring out how to prevent from being bitten by a snake while enjoying my time exploring. Continue reading “Your Preventative Snake Bite Care. Bookmark This!”
Without a doubt, Southern California offers one of the best weather anywhere in the world which, makes outdoor activities that much better. Since moving back from abroad, I think I’ve learned to re-kindle my love for my city and realized that there’s so much that I have yet to see. With a new bike within reach, I saw places that I’ve never been to, explored areas that I’ve never taken and sometimes, just go without any plans. Here are a few new (and some old) places that I came across this year that are worth seeing.
Continue reading “10 Scenic Parks in O.C. You Must Visit. Like, Nowww!”
Yesterday, I drove early in the morning to L.A., trying to by pass the rush hour traffic. The sun was already bright and shining; providing a moderate temperature of 75 degrees F by 9:30am. Ah, you gotta love Southern California weather, you can map out your day with no problem and you’re almost guaranteed to have a consistent weather throughout the day. As my friend and I wondered off to Venice Beach, we made a stop at my bro’s solo art exhibit at Superba Restaurant. Continue reading “Wild & Free in Venice Beach, California.”
I need another vacation. On cloud nine. I’ve been day dreaming about last week’s time spent wondering around town or the joy of drinking red wine at sunset. I’m still trying to hold on to those happy memories. When can I do that again? Sharing is caring. I found myself wanting to talk about my vacation. What I saw, the adventures I took and what happened; … Continue reading Top 5 Feelings Encountered on my First Week Back from Vacation.
Mercado Orgánico (a.k.a. The Organic Market) market is an open air field with various vendors selling food, hand-made jewelries, bags, clothes, dog collars and just about any authentic knick knacks that you can find that are locally made. The event is definitely family friendly and is a great way to spend your Saturday mornings (think Whole Foods Markets). Continue reading “Mercado Orgánico (video)”
Somewhere in the desert, behind boulders and through the bends we found a nice spot to park and camped out for the night. Continue reading “Around the Bend in Orocopias Mountain – Part 2”
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 reasons. Sigh! Continue reading “Passing Through L.A.”
Where did time go? I remembered coming home for the first time after living abroad for over a year. I was feeling torn leaving Europe but, at the same time happy to be back home in America. I think the biggest adjustment this year (and it still is) was acclimating back to my American lifestyle. I had to get used to the same work routine, traffic, the types of food and cutting back drastically on traveling (sigh). On the latter, I’ve been able to spend more time with my family, re-connect with old friends and meet new friends. I know I don’t travel often these days but, I still make it a priority and had a chance to go to new places such as Scottsdale and the Big Island. I learned I have a good aim, I persevered through a wildfire and stood up for myself to situations that were simply not a good fit for me. As stressful as it was at times, I think 2017 unfolded to the best way it could be and I am ok with that. To my family, to my old and new friends, thanks for making this year a wonderful experience.
Continue reading “2017 in Review (Video)”
Travel life seemed so easy when I was in Europe. It only took me 30 minutes tops to pack and I would be set. These days, I’m finding that preparing for any trips seem more difficult. I think the biggest difference between trips in Europe vs California is the weather temperature. Anywhere outside Southern California in the winter is much colder. Therefore, for this upcoming Christmas trip, I’ll be heading to the mountains where the temperature coming from California to the mountains will go from 0 to 100 in a mere of 2-3 hours. How to pack for such event? Continue reading “Packing for a Winter Getaway to Nevada.”
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. Continue reading “Lytle Creek Day Trip. (Video)”
As this year is coming to an end, let’s not forget the best parts of 2017. What was yours? Mine was definitely my Hawaii trip to The Big Island. I miss the warm days and the fact that it was also my cousin’s biggest year to finally get married. I’ll never forget those moments. Here’s a little compilation I created dedicated to my trip to Hawaii. Enjoy! Continue reading “Rewind to The Big Island Trip in Hawaii. (Video)”
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. Continue reading “The Wildfire Aftermath at Peters / Santiago Canyon.”