Hiking San Diego’s Torrey Pines State Reserve

If you’re only going to go on one hike when you visit San Diego, this should be it. Torrey Pines Natural Reserve is an absolutely stunning location boasting sweeping views, absolutely gorgeous coastline, natural flora and fauna, and ends with a walk on the beach next to some truly awesome ocean cliffs. I have the distinct privilege of living and working close enough to this awesome spot that I can enjoy it any day, and I want to share that awesomeness with you!

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Food and Travel

When I travel to a new destination, I just can’t wait to discover what that destination has to offer in terms of culinary delights. Each city has their own unique offerings that aren’t available anywhere else. Each country has their national specialties and regional dishes. For me, one of the best parts of travel is diving in and sampling all the delicious things my destination has to offer.

Hawaii: A Packing List

So, you’re going to visit Hawaii? I’m excited for you! Hawaii is a lovely place that I really just can’t get enough of. Living on the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii is actually a very affordable travel destination for me. As a result I’ve been there many times, and I plan on going there many more times in the future. Wherever you call home, however, a trip to Hawaii is a wonderful thing. To help you get prepared, I’ve decided to tackle that question of the ages: What to pack?

How to Make a Long-Haul Flight Less Horrible

If you’ve never been on a long-haul flight, I can tell you with authority that they are quite brutal. There’s really nothing quite like spending 10+ hours in the air, nonstop to drain you of all energy and make you forget that there was ever a time in your life when you weren’t tired and smelly from wearing the same clothes for far too long.

Identity

A traveler is a person who thinks about traveling all the time. They prioritize travel above other things in their life. They make sacrifices in order to travel. They daydream about travel when they aren’t on the road. They make changes in their lives in order to fit their lives around travel, rather than fitting travel into their lives.

On Swimming With Sharks on the North Shore of O’ahu

One of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life was to plunge into a cage surrounded by large, toothy sharks on Oahu’s North Shore. Some of you might say, “Awesome! Sign me up!”, whereas others might shy away from the opportunity to come face to face with a 6 foot long shark. I am here to say that this is absolutely something you should do in your lifetime if you get the opportunity to do so.