Lost in LA: Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory and downtown LA (February 2021) For locals and visitors alike, one cannot go without visiting the Griffith Observatory at least once in their lifetime. Situated in the north of Los Angeles city, this observatory is perched on top of Mount Hollywood, overlooking all of Los Angeles and its surroundings, from the iconic Hollywood … Continue reading Lost in LA: Griffith Observatory

Destination: Gaillon, France

Views from château de Gaillon (October 2016) Gaillon is a small town located about 58 miles (94 km) west of Paris, or about 32 miles (51 km) south of Rouen, the largest, nearby city in the Normandy region. Like many of the dozen or so small towns and villages in the Eure department of Normandy, … Continue reading Destination: Gaillon, France

3 Micro-Neighborhoods of Paris You Need to See

Paris is home to 20 arrondissements, or "neighborhoods" within the city. Each one has a different feel to it, from the touristy, Eiffel Tower hub (7ème) to the vibrant, Jewish/LGBTQ quarter of the Marais (3ème/4ème) to the quieter and residential space of the Buttes-Chaumont (19ème). It can take a lifetime to discover every nook and … Continue reading 3 Micro-Neighborhoods of Paris You Need to See

My Favorite National Parks in the World

Growing up in a large city, I never really had much interest in exploring natural parks during childhood. Granted, my family and I would make occasional trips to some of the well-known national parks in the US, but we would often just drive or take tours. Much of our visits was very sterile, as I … Continue reading My Favorite National Parks in the World