Carmel, from the coast to the valley

Sometimes it takes an escape from city life to rejuvenate your spirit. Carmel – also known as Carmel-by-the-Sea – is one of those idyllic California seaside towns that can make you feel worlds away from urban chaos. The air here on the Monterey Peninsula feels more oxygenated and easier to breathe, the stars shine brighter, and the ability to sense things in nature is so … Continue reading Carmel, from the coast to the valley

A Modern Take on the Oregon Trail

This article was first published on Resident Magazine, May 2018. Read the full article HERE. PORTLAND TO EUGENE A year and a half after my first visit to Portland, Oregon, I was excited to find myself back in the city that seemed so approachable compared to LA. I quickly learned not to let locals know I wanted to move to their city, especially from California, … Continue reading A Modern Take on the Oregon Trail

LA Escape: Animal Tracks and Vasquez Rocks

Often I find myself needing to Escape LA for some solitude, even for a day to recharge my soul and come back ‘filled up’ to deal with the beautiful hectic LA hustle. This recent spring day trip from Los Angeles included my fascination with a recent Instagram account I discovered called Animal Tracks, and the realization I could go hiking afterwards nearby, even with a baboon. … Continue reading LA Escape: Animal Tracks and Vasquez Rocks