The Beauty of Cinema returned at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2021

It felt amazing to be back in the theater for the first time in almost 2 years. With record temperatures blazing in the desert, an air-conditioned cinema made for a fantastic way to cool off over extremely thoughtful content with other movie goers at the International Palm Springs Shortfest 2021.  The Palm Springs International Film Society marked another exciting milestone as its annual Palm Springs … Continue reading The Beauty of Cinema returned at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2021

LA Poker Rooms Reopen for Business

The state of California is well known for having its own unique and highly competitive poker scene – most of which can be found in Los Angeles. While LA isn’t famous for its casinos, its high-stakes poker rooms are comparable to those found in globally prominent gaming spots like Las Vegas and Macau. However, this all came to a halt when the pandemic came. Much … Continue reading LA Poker Rooms Reopen for Business

Easy flight from LA to Sonoma (and beyond) on Avelo Airlines

After hundreds of flights from hectic LAX, flying out of a small airport from the Los Angeles area feels luxurious for the ease alone. The brand new Avelo Airlines is now transporting guests nonstop from Burbank (Hollywood Burbank Airport) to 11 destinations across the Western U.S. This is an exciting announcement for those of us ready to travel short distances on a plane. With rates as low … Continue reading Easy flight from LA to Sonoma (and beyond) on Avelo Airlines

5 Tips for Traveling Safely in the LA Area as Society Reopens

You might be chomping at the bit for a return to normalcy — but you might also have valid reasons to hesitate. For as much as many people act as if the pandemic is over, some risks do remain, especially for people with certain medical conditions. You’re wise to take precautions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy some aspects of pre-COVID … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling Safely in the LA Area as Society Reopens

Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

What a long, strange trip these last 15 months have been. At last, California is reopening and now it’s time for much more normal, pleasant trips. The stay-at-home orders have been replaced by leave-your-home orders… OK, not so much orders as recommendations. And perhaps the ideal place to begin your post-Covid adventures is beautiful San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast was hit hard by the … Continue reading Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

3, 2, 1, Action on Big Bear Lake

Finding new adventures in California is quite an easy task. Just a few hours drive in any direction and you’ll find yourself in a completely new terrain whether that’s wine country, desert, mountains, canyons, or the ocean. California bragging rights often consist of being able to experience three lanscapes in one day. Due to the pandemic, I hadn’t seen my mom who lives in Connecticut … Continue reading 3, 2, 1, Action on Big Bear Lake

A Sustainable Lifestyle Is an Attainable Lifestyle

It wasn’t so long ago that a sustainable lifestyle implied by extension a luxury lifestyle. Sure, we could all shop with our cloth tote bags, drink from reusable water bottles, and make an effort here and there to purchase the sustainable option. But not everyone was able to run out and buy a Prius, or more recently, a Tesla. And sustainably sourced foods have generally … Continue reading A Sustainable Lifestyle Is an Attainable Lifestyle