I’m often fascinated by the stretch of highway halfway between Los Angeles and Mammoth Lakes Basin. Going north, it starts as a nondescript drive through miles of arid desert before the majestic peaks of the Eastern Sierra Nevada come into view. And it’s here, on a random turn-off from the highway, where one of the […]
I’m very particular when it comes to luggage. And that probably explains why I have a whole closet full of luggage in all shapes and sizes, from compact carry-ons to roller bags to snowboard carriers. Though every bag has a purpose, I usually find myself gravitating to the ones that can multitask on my travels. […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was part of a group of garden bloggers invited to Little Rock, Arkansas, for P. Allen Smith’s fourth annual Garden2Blog event. (Check out the highlights from this select conference — all in the form of a music video!) Do you know P. Allen Smith? I actually learned of him a […]
Welcome to the weekend, friends! As you’re reading this, I’m on my way to El Salvador for the next seven days, working on my tan, riding warm-water waves, and drinking cheap beer like it’s going out of style.
The record-setting drought in California has been big news lately — at least on the west coast, where it was recently announced that Central Valley farmers will get no water this year from the federal government, and a Gold Rush ghost town hidden underwater since 1955 has resurfaced at the bottom of Folsom Lake. Most of […]
If I had to list only one occupation on my resume, I might be inclined to list “professional road tripper.” I am always down for a good road trip, whether it’s for the day or for the week. I love to explore the vastness of California’s highways and back roads, and even after 13-plus years […]
Last year, I ended the first day of the new year with this stormy, dramatic sunset over the beaches of Baja. This year, I ended the first day of the new year with this gorgeous, jewel-toned glow over a glassy Lake Tahoe… … After I started the day doing this. Not a bad way to […]