Living in the Moment while Traveling

Travel blogging has been a challenge.  Especially being employed full time.  I don’t know how so many of you amazing bloggers can balance it all!

I’ve been back from San Diego for almost a week and haven’t had time to upload my photos to my computer yet! What’s the secret?

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Travel Near: La Brea Tar Pits & the LACMA

For those of you who speak Spanish, The La Brea Tar Pits is quite a redundant name, but I assure you, “The La Brea Tar Pits” is how we refer to it here.  (For my non-Spanish speakers, “La Brea” means “The Tar,” so when you call them The La Brea Tar pits, you’re saying “The The Tar Tar Pits.” Fun fact.)

I’m always on the hunt for local places to explore that are inexpensive to visit, and I’ll be honest, this one pushed my budget a little over the edge.  La Brea is located a mile away from The Grove, for those of you familiar with the area.  I frequently park in a Beverly Hills neighborhood and walk when I visit The Grove to evade the high price of parking.

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Exploring Caves!

I’ve taken a break from my vacation planning (Already! See.  I told you I worked slowly.) to do some research of a completely different nature…although I’m hoping this research will come in handy for my trip to San Diego!

Sunday morning, after some plans got cancelled at the last minute, I had the opportunity to do something I don’t often get to do: be lazy!  I laid in bed a full hour after waking up, just because I could.  My wonderful boyfriend brought me the Sunday paper and I just laid around! Heavenly! In the Sunday edition of the LA Times, there was an amazing series of articles all written by David Kelly about our National Parks.  More particularly, our national CAVES!  You can find the entire series RIGHT HERE!

His descriptions of the Jewel Cave (and the horrifying stories of the small spaces he had to crawl through to research for his article) filled me with excitement.  I began searching for caves near me.  I found two mini-caves nearby!

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My Last Big Trip…

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The start of this blog comes after being inspired to share my journey from my latest adventure.  I have always been an explorer, I frequently travel.  I have a loose definition of the word “travel.”  I travel near and travel far.  I try to travel at least once a week, but sometimes that gets hard to do and I have to cut it back to once a month.  My travels can be hundreds or thousands of miles away, but they can also be 30 miles down my nearest freeway.  I try not to limit myself or my definition of an adventure.

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