How to See Monarch Butterflies Near Santa Barbara, California

I was blessed to get my college degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This was before the information age, when anything you chose to do can be thoroughly researched and planned without spending hours in a library. One day my friends and I heard about a cool hiking spot by the ocean. Someone … Read more

A Easy Hike to Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Ca

Me and my friends Traci and Laurie

It had long been on my California bucket list to hike to the Griffith Observatory through Griffith Park. Even though I lived in California for 24 years, and Griffith Park Observatory is one of the few things to do in Los Angeles worth braving the traffic, I only first did this hike recently with two … Read more

Things to Do in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Sunsets in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.”- Claude Monet Heading out to spend some time in the Columbia River Gorge?  Lucky you!!!!  Read along for some fun ideas of things to do in Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River Gorge is a nature lovers’ paradise.  It’s one … Read more