Feel the East Coast on the West Coast in Oak Glen, California

Spring, summer, fall and winter aren’t as pronounced in Southern California as they are in other parts of the United States. As of this post, it’s supposed to be fall, but just two weeks ago, temperatures were in the 90s. In search of a place in California with an east coast and autumn feel, I… More Feel the East Coast on the West Coast in Oak Glen, California

Backyard Destinations Liebster Award No. 2!

Several weeks ago I was nominated for the Liebster Award for a second time! Thank you to Lydia at http://lg309.wordpress.com/ for picking me! 🙂 (I’m also now a reader of your blog!) Some background info on the Liebster Award: This award is meant to recognize and discover new bloggers and is given to those with less than a… More Backyard Destinations Liebster Award No. 2!

How I spent three days in Utah/Las Vegas in less than $400

In early July, I spent a three days and four nights in Utah with the purpose of exploring Zion. My friend Ann (who pitched the idea of going to Yosemite last year) suggested this particular trip a few months ago. It sounded too good to resist, so I signed up. While solo traveling has its perks,… More How I spent three days in Utah/Las Vegas in less than $400

Boston and beyond

Part of the reason I love Boston is that it is so rich with history. But America’s roots extend miles beyond the city, all the way to Lexington and Concord. I took a tour of Lexington on my last day in the city via Liberty Ride. It was advertised as a 90-minute tour, but the… More Boston and beyond