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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Mountain Towns & Trails: Crested Butte — July 2015

Created Butte is a magical, little town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains near Gunnison County. In the summer of 2015 my family took a trip here for my aunt and uncle’s 50th anniversary. They rented a house and some of my relatives from out of town flew in – there were about 19 of […]

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The Big Easy: New Orleans – January 2018

It’s easy to understand why New Orleans is called the Big Easy. Between the laid-back culture and the easy access to so much good food, jazz music, historical sites, and night life – there’s so much to do spontaneously! This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit for four days, three nights with a […]

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Keep It Weird: Portland, Oregon – December 2016

At the end of 2016 I went to Portland, Oregon. I had always dreamt of going to Oregon and after my trip to Seattle I had the “Pacific Northwest bug.” We stayed for four days, four nights and explored both in Portland and around it. Most of our days were spent outside of the city, […]

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City & Forest: Seattle, Washington, December 2016

Last winter I visited my cousin in Seattle, Washington for four days, three nights during the second week of December. It was my first time in the Pacific Northwest and between the food and the nature, the trip did not disappoint! I got a taste of Seattle, the nature nearby, my cousin’s daily life, and […]

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