Archive for the ‘United States’ Category
I admit I can be defiant. There is an innate part of me that refuses, for whatever reason, to obey orders given by flight attendants. I don’t pay attention to safety procedure demonstrations and I have never read the safety information brochure in the seat pocket in front of me. I travel often, I know [...]
The Dirty Dozen – the best girlfriends in the world!
View of Stinson Beach from the Matt Davis & Steep Ravine Loop Trail Click here to see more photos of beautiful Northern California as seen from Mt. Tam.
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide A friend of mine shared this quote with me that that beautifully captures the trade-off that comes with long-term travel; the comforts and habits of home that one must give up in order to claim a nomadic existence on the [...]
“Bread is for the birds!” screeched the hot pink lips two feet to my left. The old woman is dressed peculiarly in a red tattered dress, knee high striped socks, and a white hoodie soiled from the streets. The compassionate father and his son retreat quickly with their bag of leftover ACME sourdough bread in [...]
My weekend in Seattle was far from sleepless. Amanda’s aunt and uncle must have thought we were the laziest bunch of girls they had ever met as we slumbered until noon each day. My girlfriends and I tend to play hard and all our fun times had caught up with us. We enjoyed a relaxing [...]
“It’s not a matter of if” I told Spencer, “but rather when I will be tipping over our kayak just for the fun of it!” With a nervous laugh he replied, “Very funny Kel,” knowing me well enough to be moderately concerned. Halfway over the Golden Gate Bridge, the morning fog parted, giving way to [...]
Yesterday was unseasonably warm, a real summer day in San Francisco. Mark Twain would have been surprised. Eager to be outdoors, my best friend and I took off on our bikes racing through the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park, my heart was happy at the sight of the glistening Pacific ahead. We abandoned our bikes [...]
“Diva is a female version of a hustla…” I could not get the Beyonce song out of my head as I lay belly down on the nine-foot red foam board awaiting the lift of a wave. The mid-day sun rested high above the gently swaying palm trees that lined the dreamy California coastline. La Jolla’s [...]
My mom taught me not to play with fire, but she never said I could not jump over it. So when my Persian friend invited me to go fire jumping, I said…WHY NOT?! March 16th was Chaharshanbeh Souri, an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrated annually the Tuesday night preceding the Spring Equinox and the beginning of [...]
January 20, 2009: A collective smile thousands of miles long across America…. But what about the rest of the world? Take a look at these photos of the big smiles on inauguration day all over the world and read about it from Christiane Amanpour: The world welcomes Obama with open arms, demands For many abroad, [...]