Slab City definitely lived up to its quirkiness. Many of you have probably never even heard of this city unless you’ve been to or have seen at one point the popular site called Salvation Mountain. The site is in Slab city and it basically brings in (if not) most of the visitors to the area. This trip was my 2nd time visiting the Salvation Mountain and I’m glad I came back because I apparently missed a lot from my first visit. Read More »
Somewhere in the desert, behind boulders and through the bends we found a nice spot to park and camped out for the night. Read More »
Last weekend I joined my mom in L.A. for a day. She had reserved a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel for 1 night as she had an early flight the next day to Maryland. Coincidentally, it was also the same trip that I was supposed to go on but, sadly I declined for work-related reasons. Sigh!Read More »
Where did time go? I remembered coming home for the first time after living abroad for over a year. I was feeling torn leaving Europe but, at the same time happy to be back home in America. I think the biggest adjustment this year (and it still is) was acclimating back to my American lifestyle. I had to get used to the same work routine, traffic, the types of food and cutting back drastically on traveling (sigh). On the latter, I’ve been able to spend more time with my family, re-connect with old friends and meet new friends. I know I don’t travel often these days but, I still make it a priority and had a chance to go to new places such as Scottsdale and the Big Island. I learned I have a good aim, I persevered through a wildfire and stood up for myself to situations that were simply not a good fit for me. As stressful as it was at times, I think 2017 unfolded to the best way it could be and I am ok with that. To my family, to my old and new friends, thanks for making this year a wonderful experience.
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Travel life seemed so easy when I was in Europe. It only took me 30 minutes tops to pack and I would be set. These days, I’m finding that preparing for any trips seem more difficult. I think the biggest difference between trips in Europe vs California is the weather temperature. Anywhere outside Southern California in the winter is much colder. Therefore, for this upcoming Christmas trip, I’ll be heading to the mountains where the temperature coming from California to the mountains will go from 0 to 100 in a mere of 2-3 hours. How to pack for such event? Read More »