Category: United States

Squaw Valley and Tahoe City

As I mentioned in my burrito quest post, hiking was high on the agenda during our short trip to California. After Pasadena we dropped the car off at the Hertz drop off (an awesome rental experience, thanks Hertz!) and did the Bataan Death March from the parking garage to the departure terminal at Bob Hope […]

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The Great Burrito Quest

One of the things we miss most while living in the Middle East are pine forests. The serenity of a nice hike and being immersed in nature is such a restorative event and it was the top item on Shani’s agenda for our whirlwind trip to California.  And burritos! Not for Shani of course, but burritos […]

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Spending the Weekend in Dog Friendly Idyllwild

  The fresh mountain air, the pine trees, the lack of cars and traffic – Idyllwild in Southern California is the perfect weekend get away.  We’ve been coming up to the area for day trips to go rock climbing at Black Mountain for years, but somehow have missed the charms of this darling little rustic, […]

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Urban Outdoor Adventure: Irvine

The weather has been beautiful, the days are longer, there are so many fun activities to do – but, still, we found ourselves in a rut. We had gotten into the habit of going to the same trails, rock climbing spots, parks, etc, so thought we’d try and find something new to do this weekend. […]

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