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The Storm that Rocked Santa Cruz

There is only one time in my life where I thought I would die; where inside my head a little voice said, this is it… today is that day… the day that I die. Where you so completely let go… Continue Reading →

The Day that Started with Surfers and Ended with Prairies

March kicked off the beginning of the busy travel season (for me) and the first big adventure starts in… *drumroll*… Edmonton. The first day of the great Edmonton adventure actually starts in Santa Cruz, California… watching the sunrise over the… Continue Reading →

Lace, Paper Mache Angels, and Grass Flip Flops

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various devices to a space in the cloud. This week’s images come from California: Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Venice. Lace Museum,… Continue Reading →

Bagpipes, a Whale’s Tail, and an Old Chapel

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various devices to a space in the cloud. This week’s images come from California: Redwood City, Ventura, and San Diego. Molly’s… Continue Reading →

Dead Roosters, Ancient Tea, and a Schoolhouse Restaurant

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various devices to a space in the cloud. This week’s images come from California: Santa Monica, San Francisco, and Sanger. Under… Continue Reading →

2015: A Year of Travel

Los Angeles/Hollywood 2015 started with Los Angeles, Hollywood to be precise. It’s a longer flight than San Francisco but chalk full of entertainment… literally. Having “status” on the Calgary to L.A. flight means sitting with movie stars, sports personalities, musician,… Continue Reading →

Los Angeles: The Favourite 5

L.A. is one of the top foodie destinations in the U.S… period. And, I will be the first to admit that with this city, I wasn’t nearly as proactive or aggressive about finding new and interesting places to explore like… Continue Reading →

Summer of Chaos: Week 8/9

The next two weeks touch three cities: Los Angeles, Halifax, and Calgary… twice. Food… on the road Once again, here’s some of the week’s rather eclectic food discoveries from the above locations: Green Elephant (Nova Scotia). This is a new-ish… Continue Reading →

Dinny and Mr. Rex (the Cabazon Dinosaurs)

The tiny and almost non-existent town of Cabazon appears rather suddenly as you whip down the I-10 from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. If you blink, you’ll miss the town, which is really a handful of restaurants, a gas station,… Continue Reading →

Bombay Beach

Remember the previous post on Lake Havasu, Arizona’s vacation destination and version of Daytona Beach? Well… Lake Havasu is the current inland destination for locals and travellers who are looking to having a bit of fun, do a bit of… Continue Reading →

Amboy Shoe Tree

If you are driving from Roy’s Diner in Amboy towards the Amboy Crater on Route 66, when you get to a bridge (not too far away) look right and you’ll see the Amboy Shoe Tree… or what’s left of it…. Continue Reading →

Amboy Crater

It’s hard to miss the Amboy Crater. The 250-foot-high volcanic cinder cone stands high above the Mojave Desert like a big, black, sore thumb. Clearly, it is not a part of the natural desert landscape though if not for the… Continue Reading →

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