What is Chinese New Year anyway? When does it start? When does it end? What do people do to celebrate? I’m going to give you some answers! I love the pageantry of Chinese New Year, and one of these days, I’m going to San Francisco’s Chinatown to see their celebrations. I did get a taste in Los Angeles, however, enough to whet my appetite.[Read more…] about What Chinese New Year is All About! It’s the Year of the Pig!
How to have a fabulous time in Sunny San Diego
Sun. Marinas. Beaches and places to swim. Oh, and did we mention the sun? On the face of it, San Diego, California, is the perfect holiday hotspot — especially if you love nothing more than working on your tan.[Read more…] about How to have a fabulous time in Sunny San Diego
On my recent visit to downtown Los Angeles I was able to see things in the city I had never seen before! It was amazing, and I thank my friends Flo and Suzanne and Craig for great tours of the city! Let me take you along![Read more…] about Fabulous Photo Friday in Downtown Los Angeles!
Why should you stay at home when there’s a whole world of opportunities out there? While vacations these days are incredibly expensive, this doesn’t mean you should compromise your ability to see the world in all its glory. So how can we do this without spending so much money? Well, a road trip is a perfect compromise, because it gives you the roaming capabilities, but also gives you the ability to see destinations from the ground up. And if you’ve never been on a road trip, it can seem like a very daunting prospect. So, here are some of the essentials that you would need…
Comfortable Camping Trips need planning! Mention camping to some people and they’ll run a mile. The idea of sitting in a freezing cold tent, hoping that the rain isn’t going to leak through and soak all of your stuff doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend your time. But camping doesn’t have to be like that. Most people that have had bad camping experiences were just unprepared. If you plan properly and take all of the right equipment, camping can be amazing. There are some amazing camping spots around the world where you can really get up close and personal with nature. It’s the best way to see natural landscapes and it’s so relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’ve written off the idea of camping, it might be worth giving it another try. This time, make sure you get everything on this essential camping equipment checklist.[Read more…] about 6 Essentials for a Comfortable Camping Trip
The California coastline has been completely developed, and the sheer number of people residing there is astronomical. Houses and apartments and condominiums dot the landscape, and yet the incredible lure of the ocean is almost impossible to resist. Laguna Beach is irrestible. There is something about the way the town sits on the hills looking down at an often rugged coast that catches one’s breath. My favorite walk in Orange County is Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, an ecological reserve with walkways and paths to unbelievable coastal views. When you go to Southern California, make time to visit Heisler Park! There is no prettier view in Laguna Beach.