There is no doubt about it: I live in one of the greatest cities on earth. Los Angeles, while home to nearly four million, is actually a hidden gem within itself. I’m convinced that the people who give LA a lot of flak have either a) never visited, b) visited the wrong places, or c) [...]
Snow, June, and California — these three words don’t exactly belong in the same sentence. But with “June-uary” in full swing this year, dropping record snowfall across much of California’s mountains, it was both a curse and a blessing. My river camping trip, an annual birthday tradition, was a bust because with record snowfall comes [...]
We’re almost halfway through the year Time to bid farewell to snow It’s been the perfect endless winter Season of face shots and freshies all aglow I’ll miss my many layers all bundled up outside Tryin’ to stay warm in the middle of the big white storm I’ll miss the hectic drive up 395 Chain [...]
I would say that Powder Mountain, the mammoth but little-known resort in Northern Utah’s Wasatch Range, is a very lucky place to be. So why 13 reasons to jinx it? While Western superstition considers the number 13 to be unlucky, it means quite the opposite in traditional Chinese culture. When pronounced in Mandarin, “1″ sounds [...]
I’m engaged! And with Betty in my moniker, it seems only fitting that the story of my new fiancé’s proposal be peppered with some kind of action and adventure, a story to repeat to the grandkids down the line (waaaay down) while they groaned… When your grandpa decided to propose, he made me walk an [...]
Okay, so it may feel like spring around here, but guess what? A few hours north, it’s anything but!
Every winter, I pack up my gear, load up my friends, and pile into a truck for the seven-hour drive to the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Sometimes we rally up Highway 5, the quickest route alongside semi-trucks, cow pastures, and a whole lot of nothing. Sometimes we meander our way up Highway 395, adding [...]