The Bear Truth of Sequoia National Park, California

Sequoia National Park is known to many as the home of California’s large, giant sequoia trees. That’s at least what I went looking for when I had some free time during a work trip and made my way to the Ash Mountain entrance of the park. Although I never made it to the trees themselves (more on that below), the massive park has a lot to offer for nature enthusiasts like myself.

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A Review: LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California

As someone who is not a fan of early morning flights – but often has to take them – finding a comfortable place to rest my head that is conveniently located to the airport is essential. In the Los Angeles area, the LAX Marriott Hotel has become just that for me. Each visit there – thanks to the modern decor, location, and comfortable, functional rooms – has made the hotel a place I look forward to staying at to regroup before a long flight. Here’s my take on the hotel. Continue reading “A Review: LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California”

Exploring Venice Beach, California

With just a few short hours to explore Los Angeles before my flight back to the east coast, I had to decide where in the city – preferably not too far from the airport – to head to get a taste of the town. Having heard about Venice Beach’s bohemian spirit and boardwalk, I decided to head there. Continue reading “Exploring Venice Beach, California”

A Living Ghost Town: Randsburg, California

Finding a good old western town isn’t always easy – while some can be a bit cheesy and too kept up, others may not offer much to look at. Randsburg, California, however, comes in perfectly between – the town is still a “living” town (population: 69), but remnants of the past have been maintained just enough that you truly do feel echoes of the 1890s California Gold Rush.  Continue reading “A Living Ghost Town: Randsburg, California”

A First Timers’ Visit to San Diego

While my time in San Diego – my first time ever to California – was brief, I wanted to make the most of it. Fortunately, with two travel blogger friends who have both covered San Diego (shout out to The Voyageer and Lavender Vines!), I was able to whittle down a list for my first timers’ visit to San Diego. Here’s what I did and saw. Continue reading “A First Timers’ Visit to San Diego”