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Great California Road Trips: Mono County

Also known as Great California Road Trips: U.S. 395, Part 3 The trail to Hilltop Hot Springs It is no secret how much I love traversing California, especially on U.S. Route 395. This past week's adventures were pretty well tied to this north-south route, as many of our summer adventures tend to be. As it… Continue reading Great California Road Trips: Mono County

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Bridgeport, California

Also known as Great California Road Trips: U.S. 395, Part 2 Bodie gold mines Listening to my roadtrip playlist on Spotify while driving up U.S. 395, I have to imagine that at least one verse in John Cragie's I Am California, specifically where the song goes,'Yeah dig all my gold, soak in my springs, conquer… Continue reading Bridgeport, California

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Of Farmer’s Markets and Family Dinners

Scoutie at family dinner This summer's trip to Prague was a bit different than those prior. For starters, we were traveling with more of the family. Nate was able to join us on this trip along with Sami. The pace was also a bit different, even with the busyness of city-hopping. Most of our busy… Continue reading Of Farmer’s Markets and Family Dinners

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Exploring Berlin: A Gastronomic Adventure

Being a relatively diverse European city, there was no shortage of dining options while we were in Berlin. From traditional German dishes to Asian cuisine, we ate very well on this trip. Perhaps the most difficult decision was what beer to order with our dinners. German food: As we were literally in Germany, there were… Continue reading Exploring Berlin: A Gastronomic Adventure

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Scorching Scottsdale, Arizona

Chaparral Park, Scottsdale After our week-long epic adventure to remember through Arizona and Utah, we returned to the San Gabriel Valley for the weekend. That was short-lived however, because on the following Tuesday, I was off to Scottsdale again on family business. This was not a bad thing. Even in the dry desert heat, Scottsdale… Continue reading Scorching Scottsdale, Arizona