Tag: travel

Up Close With Yosemite National Park

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—To kick off the New Year, I traveled with a group of friends to Yosemite National Park. As a Southern California native...

Tax To Add Fire Patrol Passes

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SANTA MONICA/HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Tax measures to increase fire patrol in the cities of Santa Monica and Hollywood Hills passed on Tuesday, November 8. Measure FF implements...

More War And Love

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UNITED STATES—A kid in South Los Angeles saying with no particular somberness, sidelit by a TV set, “The war will start in 18 minutes,”...

Great Food In Portugal

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UNITED STATES—While I’m not a bona fide “foodie," Portuguese comida made you pay attention. We joined an REI hiking trip traveling along the Rota Vicentina...

A Horrible Man

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UNITED STATES—Five long years without a vacation. Yeah, there were trips to visit the grandparents—famiy trips—but they didn’t count as a real vacation. In Cahuenga...

Discovering Nearby Pinnacles National Park

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LAUREL CANYON—Sometimes I like to travel without studying about my destination. I like to be surprised and have an open mind and be ready...

Travelmania

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UNITED STATES—There are the two neighbors on either side of my house who suffer travelmania. There is the couple who went to Tokyo on...

Home Sweet Home

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UNITED STATES—As we embark through the holidays and travelers go to and from, it has got me thinking just what home means. Some people find homes...

Happiness Is An Empty Fridge

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UNITED STATES—I totally get it when a friend said after attending a big wedding back east, lots of family and drink, “I’m in detox...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (5)

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UNITED STATES—Raveendran’s eyes locked onto the dull silver string of cars that constituted the Southwest Chief, chased by a lone sagebrush tumbling to Ratón’s...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (3)

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UNITED STATES—A muffled announcement came over the loudspeaker, “This is Garden City, Kansas. If this is your stop, get off here. This will be...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (1)

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UNITED STATES—Raveendran Patel looked forlornly at the Kansas plains emerging from the dawn mists at daybreak, behind the panoramic glass of the observation car....

Santa Monica Pier Sixth Worst In State

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SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Pier was ranked amongst the worst beaches in California. In Heal The Bay’s 2015 Beach Report Card, it was ranked...

The Wizard Of Waupaca

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WAUPACA, WISCONSIN—The abrasive stench of the overchlorinated indoor pool permeated the hallways at the Village Motel.  In this atmosphere I did my morning exercises, and...

My Country

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UNITED STATES—After being a prisoner in California for more years than I care to remember, I find myself on the road to Idaho. Outside...

2015 Special Olympics Held In Los Angeles

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SANTA MONICA—This year the Special Olympics World Games will be held from July 25-August 2 in Los Angeles. The week-long event will take place at...

Shay Mitchell Sells WeHo Home For $2 Million

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—Actress Shay Mitchell, 28, has sold her Mediterranean-style home in West Hollywood for $2 million. Mitchell is best known for her role as Emily...

Airbnb Not Welcome In WeHo

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—A West Hollywood city task force has formally recommended that the city ban Airbnb and other short-term vacation rental competitors. Other neighborhoods have...
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