Category: California

Welcome to my neighborhood! As a Los Angeles native who has lived in San Diego for the past ten years, my knowledge of Southern California is extensive, so I thought I would share with you! If you’re visiting my part of the world, I hope you’ll find this information useful.

Wanderlust Wednesday: The Route 66 Road Trip

Today, you can drive across the country on one of our many interstate highways, which are much quicker than the slow, meandering journey that is Route 66. Still, for those who are willing to put in the time, there are still delights to be experienced should they choose the historic route. That’s why today we’re going to explore some of the images of the classic Route 66 road trip. Enjoy!

There is an Extinct Volcano in Carlsbad, California…and You Can Hike to the Top!

Attention, San Diego area locals and visitors: there is a volcano in our midst! Yes, I said that right. There’s a volcano in our midst! (I had to repeat myself for dramatic effect). Nestled in the relatively sleepy seaside town of Carlsbad (a.k.a. home) is the Calavera Nature Preserve, where one can go on a leisurely afternoon hike past a tiny lake and to an extinct volcano! Who ever said there’s nothing cool in the suburbs?

Get Cultured in Los Angeles!

A fair warning: I’m going to pick on New Yorkers a bit in this post. I do it all with love and good humor, I promise. You’re tough, you can take it.

New York City and Los Angeles have long been in a sort of friendly battle over which city is better. Residents of both have their reasons for why their city is the best, and both have really compelling arguments. Honestly, both cities are awesome and have many things going for them. This post isn’t about inciting a New York vs. Los Angeles battle, because I know how heated those can get! Besides, having grown up in L.A., I’m more than a little biased on the subject. (Still, if you feel like making an argument for your side in the comments, I welcome a friendly debate).

How to Dress Like a Local in San Diego

So…you’re coming to San Diego and you don’t want to stick out as a tourist? Luckily for you, that’s not hard to do here. We San Diegans are a pretty casual bunch and in most cases, anything goes. It’s also perfectly fine to look like a tourist. Nobody is actually angry at you for visiting our fine city, so by all means, do what makes you happy and wear what makes you comfortable!