Category: Travel

Lighten your life’s baggage

I moved from Orange County (OC) back to the San Francisco Bay Area last month. It was a painful experience with all the back and forth, packing, dealing with the movers and their hidden and unexpected costs, and the unpacking

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The little wine country

One of my favorite pastimes from the San Francisco Bay Area was visiting the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. The landscape especially in Fall and Spring, beautiful vineyards and estates, a wide variety of good wine especially exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, romantic bed

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The Great Outdoors

Lake Isabella, via Wikipedia After years I had an opportunity to go on a little weekend camping, rafting and kayaking trip recently, thanks to a good friend. We camped by Lake Isabella past San Bernardino, in S. California. I swam quite a

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The Road Ahead

By gtrwndr87 via Flickr It was 5 AM as I was heading to the Bay Area from LA. As I was going through the Grapevine, a heavy fog was covering the road in the dark. It was a bit eerie.

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Travel: Turkey and Germany

In late August I visited Turkey (Kusadasi area in Western Turkey) a pleasant and beautiful region by the Mediterranean Sea. I was very close to Ephesus, an acient city ruins site. I also paid a brief visit to Izmir (the