First Look at Disneyland’s “Paint the Night” Parade

Colors, lights, and sparkling Disney characters abound, reveling in an magnificent soundtrack featuring Tangled, Little Mermaid and Frozen (to name a few). It was a magical night, from the beautiful premiere party that offered a lovely dinner, plenty of drinks, wonderful Southern music and a Pirates of the Caribbean ride that did not entail waiting in line to […]

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Irresistible Reasons to Visit Jamaica This Summer

Yes, there are the serene beaches lined with colorful reefs, the lush forests, that nice tropical island vibe, those British colonial historical sites, and that unbelievable Jamaican cuisine that make Jamaica every bit irresistible to families looking for that relaxing and unassuming Caribbean getaway. But here are even more reasons for you to stop putting […]

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Fun Facts About The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

We are heading to Universal Orlando this June for a quick visit. As a huge Harry Potter fan who obsessed about the books in her youth, there’s nothing I’m more excited about than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I simply can’t wait to get my very first wand at Ollivanders, drink Butterbeer, and get […]

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Why Touristy Riviera Maya is a Must-See Paradise

First, head to the beach, the glistening beach, with its fine sand and its lapping, deliciously warm, blue-green waves and the occasional half-buried boulder that hides a massive iguana blissfully unconcerned with all the foot traffic around him. The beaches here, every bit as “Caribbean” as their Caribbean neighbors, almost single-handedly makes the trip worth every […]

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The Riviera Maya

On the western side of the Caribbean, 940 miles from Cuba, is the Riviera Maya – a little piece of paradise where lush, green cliffs decorated with stunning ruins of a once great civilization meet fine, powdery sand and warm, Caribbean blue waters. A coastal corridor south of Cancun, the region is a definite tourist enclave; yet during the slow season when […]

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Port Townsend

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Mountains to Sound: On the Road in the Pacific Northwest

The landscape shifts from dominantly dry golden hills to the lush, rolling green of valleys and mountains punctuated only by little towns, rivers and farms as we make our way from California, land of sunshine, to the Pacific Northwest, always wet and ever gray. The stark contrast and apparent transition may shock at first, especially […]

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Remnants

Here’s the deal: relics of an almost forgotten time only remembered through Hollywood’s very loosely-adapted Western classics, rotted and rusted – typewriters, cash registers, p.o. boxes, horse-drawn carriages – are littered all over, amidst whatever skeletons are left of this old silver-mining town and the considerably cheaper, wild western version of Disneyworld (cotton candy, fake […]

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Participate

Being back in LA has not been easy, mostly because I have come to a realization that getting out of the city for a week or so every few months is just not enough for me. I have come to a realization that I was born a wanderer and will die as one, belonging on […]

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Staying Put

I am scribbling this on a ruled notepad in the warm confines of our bedroom in our Glassell Park apartment. It has gotten very hot here in Los Angeles as of late and I’ve been hoping and hoping for a quiet retreat. Perhaps miles and miles on the long stretch of asphalt and then on […]

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Oh California

The vastness of the endless blue blanketing 6-lane freeways buzzing like a one big music production. The yellow water-starved seemingly lifeless (but really alive with snuggly bunnies, silly roadrunners, and not-so-snuggly rattlers) hills. The precarious cliffs outlined by rocky shores bustling with creatures that care not about time nor space. The salty smell. The dry wind. […]

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