Every City Has A Soul- Even Washington D.C.
Before I Run Away Again…
The smorgasbord of free museums and government building tours make DC the picture perfect city for budget vacation advertisements. In the summer, pink-faced tourists in baseball caps flock downtown to visit the air conditioned buildings and pay their respects to dead political figures and war victims. Spring has a short peak season during the cherry […]
5 Secrets that Surf Instructors Won’t Tell You
You can feel the edge of a cliff before you see it. You sense the wild uncertainty of the open winds and the formidable grip that gravity has on wingless creatures that fall off of steep things. So before reaching the edge, you appreciate the sturdy, predictable ground beneath your feet. You relish in the […]
11 Reasons to Avoid the Airport
After high school, I didn’t think that my lifelong dream of becoming a professional surfer should wait, even for the sake of college. I moved to Santa Monica and found a beat up, five fin surfboard named Bonzer on Craigslist. Every I day, biked twenty blocks to the beach, my board under one arm, navigating […]
Travel Keeps the Monsters Away!
I’m a huge proponent of alternative travel (i.e. avoiding airplanes), and not just because I’m scared of flying. Travel by train, bus, or bicycle and you’ll see the in-betweens, which are where the unexpected happens, and where good stories are made. Who wants to hear another woebegone airport tale about missed flights, delays, screaming infants, […]
Ode to Los Angeles Traffic
The first time that I met my travel partner in crime/ boyfriend Ben was when our paths crossed at a small school in a small town in the foothills of the Himalayas. Two years later, we live nearby each other in our non- native Los Angeles, where the monotony of obligatory stuff like school and work was […]
The greatest paradox of our ages Is the time you spend in your wheeled cages. You claim you’re so busy, so many places to go But as the sun sets the road shines with an ominous glow Of headlights backed up for miles, and you can’t see the end Nor do you seem to notice […]