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Decadent Days in the Palm Springs Desert thumbnail

As a pretty recent convert to the cult of California, there are almost endless options of new destinations for me to explore in the Golden State. Yet still, when planning out my two weeks there last fall, I was itching to return to Palm Springs. I'd loved my brief stay there the previous year, and vowed…

Sea Lion City: Diving Los Coronados from San Diego thumbnail

Pretty much from the moment I got certified seven years ago, it's just been a given: when I'm traveling near or around a body of water, I'm looking up the local diving in the area. Once I realized I was heading to California for two weeks and would have a dive buddy in the form of…

San Diego is For the Dogs: A Pet Friendly Travel Guide thumbnail

I think I've had a pretty wide breadth of experience when it comes to travel. I've traveled alone, I've traveled with friends, I've traveled with family, I've traveled with flings and serious boyfriends. But until recently, I've never traveled with the love of my life: my eleven-year-old cocker spaniel, Tucker. Regular readers know that Tucker is…

Earth Day 2016: Going Green Into the Blue thumbnail

Happy Earth Day -- or, as I more accurately refer to it, considering the planet is over 70% salt water -- Happy Ocean Day! Divers are among the most eco-conscious humans on the planet -- after all, their favorite hobby involves getting up close and personal with some of its most delicate and beautiful eco-systems. Divers…

The Sun Sets on Photo of the Week thumbnail

Two hundred and fifty weeks is a long time. That's how long my Photo of The Week series lasted. I've loved this series for allowing me to connect with you guys and share snapshots of my weeks as they happen. But all good things come to an end, and it's time for the sun to set…

Burning Man Budget 2015 thumbnail

A week without money – the gifting culture and decommodification of Burning Man is one of the things I love most about it. Still, while nothing can be bought or sold on the actual playa, anyone who has ever made it through the gates of black rock city knows it’s not cheap to get there. I…

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