Destination appreciation: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

About a year ago, I was browsing around on Google Maps (one of my favorite ways to discover new places to explore in my backyard), saw the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve in Newport Beach, and randomly decided to drive there. I’m a huge fan of simply being outdoors, and absolutely love the place. Recently,… More Destination appreciation: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Relax and unwind at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Los Angeles can get busy a lot of times. Especially during rush hour and on weekends when the weather is perfect and everyone wants to come out. Life can get busy and overwhelming, too. But the good news for both those living in the Southland and people who may be visiting LA is that there’s… More Relax and unwind at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Destination Appreciation: Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, San Diego

It’s always a treat to come across off the beaten path attractions that are not necessarily as widely known as more popular places. Spruce Street Suspension Bridge in San Diego is among these types of hidden gems and is a fascinating sight to see. Photo by Ian V. Nestled in a residential area, suspension bridge… More Destination Appreciation: Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, San Diego

Ho Chi Minh Trail: a slippery San Diego hike to Black’s Beach

If you’re looking for a challenging hike with a rewarding view in the San Diego area, the Ho Chi Minh Trail in La Jolla is a good choice. The trail is a little over a mile long one way and concludes at a beautiful beach with black sand and smooth stones. Trailhead The journey to… More Ho Chi Minh Trail: a slippery San Diego hike to Black’s Beach

Enjoy colorful, kinetic exhibits at Glendale’s Museum of Neon Art

A new colorfully electrifying museum has come to the City of Glendale – the Museum of Neon Art (MONA). I stumbled across the museum while passing through Brand Boulevard a few weeks ago and finally got to check it out over the weekend. It’s quite an intriguing place, and personally that’s because I hadn’t actually… More Enjoy colorful, kinetic exhibits at Glendale’s Museum of Neon Art