Southern California, Part 2: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

Hello! As this is a Part 2, I won't spend much time on an introduction. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, here is the link: Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets. Part 1 covers: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Venice Beach, the San Diego Zoo, the Tournament of Roses Parade: Post-Parade Float Showcase, and Mount …

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Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

View when flying in from the East. When you think about Southern California, or just California in general, is it along the lines of: crowded, Hollywood, acting, Democrats, and tacos?  While California is generally all these things, it is also much more. I have a love/hate relationship with this state, as it is technically my …

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Mighty Sequoias: Largest Trees in the World.

"The big tree is Nature's forest masterpiece... the greatest of living things." - John Muir Out of the 61 national parks in the United States, California is home to 9, which is more than any other state in the nation. The most famous is naturally the majestic Yosemite, but the others are just as wonderful. …

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The Idaho Panhandle and Montana: Land of Mountains.

Far warning, this is gonna be a long one! If you read until the end, I appreciate you and thank you!!! Prelude Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho (pronounced: pond oh-ray. It’s French). Hello everyone!!! Long time, no blog 🙃 Well, this has certainly been a year, hasn’t it? Last year, I sort of lost my drive …

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Northern Arizona: The Land of Freak Snowstorms.

Beware of the 10. It's a 2-lane interstate and the most southern highway from California to Phoenix. A semi overturned and it became a parking lot because there is literally nowhere else to go. Purgatory. When you think of Arizona, what first comes to mind? It's probably something along the lines of hot, barren, desert, …

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New Orleans: The City of the Dead.

Known as The City of the Dead, New Orleans is the most alive city I've ever been to. Whether it's the beauty and history of the French Quarter, the rambunctious and sensory-overloading Bourbon Street, the mysterious swamps, or the mixture of (very) colorful locals and overly carefree tourists, NOLA pumps energy into the world. Ever …

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New York City: Controlled Chaos.

Manhattan from the boat. Amazing view. If I had to sum up New York City in two words, it’d be: controlled chaos. I’ve been to many major cities in the United States and Europe – most notably Chicago, L.A., Las Vegas, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, and St. Petersburg Russia – and NONE compares to NYC. I …

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