Camping. Climbing. Kayaking. Biking. None of these adventures feel right in a minivan to me… heck, not even a road trip feels sexy in a minivan. I’ve always associated minivans with soccer moms and suburban families, so when Kia offered up their Sedona MPV (that’s Multi-Purpose Vehicle, not minivan, mind you) for The CSA Cookbook […]

October 20 2015      16 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Viajes

After being couchbound and under the weather these past few weeks, I finally feel some of my energy returning… and just in time, as the hubby and I are taking off to Oregon this weekend for a rafting trip on the Rogue River. It’s the old man’s birthday (wink), and paddling the Rogue has long […]

August 21 2015      16 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Diversión   Viajes

When I first set out on The CSA Cookbook Road Trip, everyone told me it was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” And while I knew what they meant, in a way it was almost a little sad to think I might never do something bigger or better than this book tour. I certainly hope it won’t be […]

August 5 2015      27 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Libros   Viajes

It was quiet on the blog front last week, and for good reason — I found myself in the middle of the woods in Washington, near the base of Mount Rainier, with no wifi or data service in the little cabin my friends and I had rented for the week. Though I hadn’t planned on […]

February 24 2015      6 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Libros   Viajes

In the 13 years I’ve lived in Los Angeles, I’ve hiked all over the Santa Monicas, San Gabriels, and San Bernardinos, but I’ve rarely hiked within city limits. And it’s not that we Angelenos lack the open space. With over 4,000 acres of rugged terrain as well as landscaped parkland in the heart of the […]

January 5 2015      9 comments     Linda Ly

Before writing this post, I fondly read over the previous “Years in Review” from 2011, 2012, and 2013, and I’m astounded by how much has happened in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging. If I had to choose a theme for 2014, I think I would call it the “Year of Growth.” Not only […]

December 29 2014      20 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   En La Casa   En La Cocina   Gallinas   Jardín   Noticias   Trabajo   Viajes   Vida

Sunshine. Fresh air. A hilly hike. All good things on Christmas Day, and the perfect elixir for the holidaze (especially after entertaining all night on Christmas Eve!). I live on a little-known peninsula of Los Angeles that’s about as far removed from Los Angeles as one could be, both geographically and figuratively. No freeways, no […]

December 27 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly