The Urban Hiker: 6 Hikes in Los Angeles County that Changed Me

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for six years and for a good chunk of those years, I kept arguing that LA county didn’t have any “real” hikes. I believed that a “real” hike meant a hike deep in the mountains, surrounded by nature, with no civilization in sight. I thought that it meant a hike […]

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Traveling Between a 9-5

Okay, let’s be honest, it’s more like 8:30am-7pm. But the question still stands: how do you balance travel and a job when that job isn’t travel-related? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of social media posts from people traveling 24/7 and it’s even easier to grow envious of them. I know that all […]

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Gear Galore

If you looked inside my pack, you’d probably find a lot of things I don’t need. I’ve been a pack rat all my life but I’m trying to fix that. Gear is where I struggle the most. If I could, my whole apartment would be filled with gizmos and gadgets picked up from REI, local […]

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Flight Friendly Facts

I’m not a travel expert (not even close), but what I can say with absolute certainty is that I know my way around airports and airline websites. I grew up with a love for airports (weird, I know) and airplanes, and I feel fortunate to be able to view airplanes as a vehicle that takes me to […]

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Camera Mania

For anyone who has ever tried to figure out what camera gear to get, you know as well as I do that there are a lot of choices. Even if you were to sit down and say, “I want a Canon camera,” there’s mirrorless, full-frame, APS-C (crop), point and shoots…heck there’s even film cameras. So […]

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