California

A Spiritual Retreat in Southern California

In need of a little respite from the real world, I booked a stay at the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center an hour northeast from San Diego near Julian, California. The retreat promised stillness and yoga, two things I could definitely use more of.

As I drove through the countryside just a few dozen miles from my city, I marveled at how quickly the terrain and culture changed. In Ramona, rodeos and horses were at the center of society. Even further up in the mountains, people might not ever go to San Diego. Unfathomable. How did they ever shop at Target so removed from society, my city brain wondered. […]

June 8th, 2016|California|

Mosquito Repellent Travel Clothes Keeps Zika Away

Mosquitoes love me! I found this out on a fishing trip near Anchorage, Alaska. The mosquitoes were as big as the wild king salmon on the end of my fishing pole. Okay, that might be a stretch, but stretching the truth a little is expected when sharing fish tales. You get the idea; the bugs […]

June 3rd, 2016|California, Travel Apparel, Travel Gear|

Take Me Home: A Road Trip Movie Gem

With season of summer road trips almost upon us, here is a movie that is a reminder of what it’s like to discover oneself and a kernel of truth about life along the open road.  “Take Me Home,” is an independent film gem that I discovered while browsing Netflix options for a Friday stay at home movie night. […]

May 11th, 2016|California, New York, Ohio, Travel, What a Trip|