If you’re a skier or snowboarder, then the winter of 2016 will be one not just for your record book, but also for the record book. And that’s particularly true of the Lake Tahoe region in California, which got slammed with ridiculous amounts of snow.
Turns out that was just the opening act. Continue reading “In Lake Tahoe, spring snow gives way to summer adventure”
We’re moving to Mendocino. No wait — we’re not! Will somebody stop us, please?
We visited the Northern California coast with our family, and were immediately taken with its cool climate, a welcome relief from August’s triple-digit temperatures. We were smitten with its dramatic cliffs plunging into the frigid Pacific, and with the region’s too-charming fishing villages with their organic coffee shops and the no-nonsense residents we met.
We said to ourselves: “We’re home!”
And then: “How are we going to talk ourselves out of moving here?” Continue reading “How to talk yourself out of loving Mendocino (hint: it’s hard)”
Each trip to San Diego started with the best of intentions. We wanted to visit the famous San Diego Zoo with our three young children. We planned to explore the historic Gaslamp District. We wanted to check out the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum.
And then we arrived in Mission Beach, and it all fell through, like the coarse gray sand slips through your fingers. We were grounded.
Continue reading “The San Diego beach that ate my family”