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Nomadic Once Again

I am currently laying in a tent in Visalia, California. It is almost 9pm and still over 90 degrees out. Before two days ago I was completely ignorant to the fact that Visalia was even a location people camped, but little did I know there is a cute little KOA campsite here, the perfect stop on the way to the Western Sierras. As I lay here there are 13 people outside my tent, some busying themselves with making spaghetti and…

Day Trip: Malibu to Solvang, California

Last week my sister and I decided we wanted to do a little day trip jus for the hell of it.  We decided to head to the coast, about a 20 minute drive from where we are living, hit up one of my all time favorite fish places in Malibu, then drive up to Solvang and walk around the little Danish town. (and maybe get some pancakes for pancake day) [caption id="attachment_2399" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Neptune's Net in Malibu, California[/caption] Neptune's…

California Bucket List

So I am getting a little bit restless now having been home for two months.  I have friends that are still on the road, and their wonderings have made me eager to travel again... The problem is I need to be grounded for a while to take care of business and replenish my money situation.  Because of this I decided to put together a California Bucket list of things I want to do here at home.  I figure this is…

Hiking the Bridge to Nowhere

This past Monday a group of us went out to the San Gabriel mountains and hiked the bridge to nowhere.  The hike itself is moderately easy with subtle inclines and shaded paths. If you haven't hike a lot before you will feel the hike in your legs the next day.  The trail is just over 9 miles long and ends with this random bridge in the middle of nowhere, hence the name.  Apparently there is bungie jumping off the bridge,…

North America:: West Coast Road Trip

After having done some traveling abroad I have realized there is so much of my own country I still want to see. I have been to almost all the states at one point or another when we traveled growing up, but I would like to experience all these places again as an adult.  Plus I now have a boyfriend who has never been to the US and is mad to do a road trip with me.  We are hoping to…

Goodbye California

[caption id="attachment_923" align="alignnone" width="960"] Day spent at the Getty in LA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_925" align="alignleft" width="960"] Skating in Malibu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_924" align="alignleft" width="960"] Malibu sunsets and delicious seafood[/caption] [caption id="attachment_929" align="alignleft" width="960"] Skydiving in San Diego[/caption] [caption id="attachment_918" align="alignleft" width="720"] Hiking Hermit Falls[/caption] [caption id="attachment_910" align="alignleft" width="960"] Going Away Bonfire[/caption] [caption id="attachment_909" align="alignleft" width="960"] Downtown Fullerton Night[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_907" align="alignleft" width="960"] Crystal Cove rock jumping[/caption] [caption id="attachment_903" align="alignleft" width="960"] Dive bars and rock bands[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_900" align="alignleft" width="603"] Fourth…

Driving: A Reflection of Home

I’m driving. Always driving, spending countless wasted hours staring at the back of someone’s bumper.  Red light, no light, shift, clutch, stop.  I always question why I bought a standard when I’m sitting in LA traffic, leg sore and mind tired. Driving here is frustration in its purest form.  It’s the seven lanes of standstill traffic, where the exhaust pipes of oversized SUVs pour a steady fog of thick, potent-smelling petrol into the already tinged-brown atmosphere. It's the drivers that…