traveling

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

I’m often asked what it’s like when you’re in The Real Mexico and living as the locals do, being entirely self-sufficient, exercising an immense amount of patience (what I call “Baja time,” which isn’t all that different from “island time”), and as a result, becoming surprisingly flexible, resourceful, and creative. When the nearest major town […]

February 9 2015      22 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes   Vida

One of the things I’m often asked on the blog, when readers see me take off on a road trip for days or weeks at a time, is this: Who takes care of your garden when you’re away? Or especially in the summer: How can you even leave your garden with all those tomatoes growing?! […]

November 20 2014      19 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Viajes

Living in California means I’ve seen my fair share of beaches, and spectacularly beautiful ones at that, from the dramatic coves down the hill from my house to the Central California coastline that includes Big Sur. So I don’t say it lightly when I profess that Salt Point, a serene stretch of coastline in Northern […]

October 8 2014      9 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes

One of my favorite films of all time is Sean Penn’s “Into The Wild,” a true story based on the Jon Krakauer novel (of the same name) about a young vagrant named Christopher McCandless. In the middle of his soul-searching journey, Christopher stopped at Salvation Mountain and Slab City, two famously eclectic landmarks in the […]

October 2 2014      13 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes

The Salton Sea, one of the world’s largest inland seas and lowest points on earth, exists entirely by accident. Situated in the Sonoran Desert (the hottest desert in North America) and occupying the Salton Sink (a valley below sea level that has no outlet), the Salton Sea was created in 1905 through an engineering mishap […]

September 30 2014      18 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes

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 […]

July 30 2014      6 comments     Linda Ly
Viajes