MLK 3-Day Weekend. What Are You Up To?

How’s your first month of this year going so far? It seems for me it’s been on a roller coaster ride juggling between work and trying to fit in that travel life. I’m feeling like there never seem to be enough time which is why I’m looking forward to a much needed 3-Day weekend to […]

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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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Trick or Twat

I can’t remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween. The older I get, the more I seem to cherish my time alone. Call me old folk if, you will. In contrary, this year is different. I’ve been invited to a work related Halloween party held at Orange County Mining Co. Restaurant. Word around […]

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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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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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Wild & Free in Venice Beach, California.

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 […]

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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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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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Unwind.

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Well, guys, it’s finally a new year. I’m sure many of you are thinking about your goals and resolution for 2018. I’ve thought about mine and came up in focusing more on finding a well-balanced lifestyle. It sounds so simple but, in reality, it is quite difficult to do.

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2017 in Review (Video)

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. […]

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