[TRAVEL] Antelope Valley Poppy Fields

This past weekend I invited 4 women to join me in a weekend, girls-only, camping getaway.  The trip was based around making it to see the poppy fields.  There are a few options for someone looking to see poppies in southern California, the most well known being Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Antelope Valley…

[TRAVEL] Camping Near Los Angeles at Saddleback Butte State Park

This past weekend I hosted a weekend camping getaway for myself and 4 other women. We had one goal in mind: to see the poppies in Antelope Valley! In searching for a place to camp, I found Saddleback Butte State Park, just a short 45 minute drive from the Poppy Reserve and about an hour…

[TRAVEL] Moundville Archaeological Site – Moundville, Alabama

Jesse took me back to Tuscaloosa for the holidays to see his family and friends.  He utilized the 4 day trip to show me around his hometown including taking me to an Alabama vs. Auburn game and showing me some of the beautiful nature that surrounds his town of Duncaville.  His parents chose Moundville Archaeological Site…

[EVENT] Dirtybird Campout Festival

On the second weekend of October, Dirtybird Campout, a festival created by Claude VonStroke (a well known EDM artist), was held at Silverado Canyon in Orange County.  This camping festival was far from your usual music fest.  Upon arrival, attendees were assigned one of 4 colors, representing the team they’d be on during the duration…

[THINGS TO DO] Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

Located in the heart of the Historic West Adams district of Los Angeles, the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens sits as a quiet and rejuvenating space for peace and meditation.  Once an Italian Renaissance mansion built and occupied by former winery giant, Secundo Guasti, this historic building now houses the MSIA (Movement of Spiritual Inner…

[THINGS TO DO] Sailboat Racing in Marina Del Rey

I have been very fortunate to enter the world of sailboat racing since moving to Los Angeles.  I’ve only been in two different regattas, but I’ve learned so much both times I went! “It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” — Sir Francis Drake, Sea Captain…

[TRAVEL] Big Bear, CA

Last week I had to travel back up to Big Bear for work.  I spent less than hour in Big Bear City, but made it a point to stop and take some photos along the way.  The first time I ever went to Big Bear was also work related, and I had a chance to…