Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at JTNP (June 2020). One of the most-distinctive parks in California, Joshua Tree National Park is both an oasis and an adventure, perfect for roughing it up with desert hikes in the day, only to relax and stargaze at night. Millions of tourists, in-state and out-of-state, visit this national park every year to … Continue reading Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Lost in LA: Antelope Valley

Antelope Valley poppy field (April 2020). While discussing what "Los Angeles" is, it is important to distinguish between Los Angeles, the city, and Los Angeles, the county. The city itself is significantly-smaller than the county (503 squared miles vs 4700 squared miles, respectively), and it's mostly concentrated in the county's center. Los Angeles County itself … Continue reading Lost in LA: Antelope Valley

Destination: Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Wheat fields in Auvers-sur-Oise (July 2019). Situated some 27 kilometres (17 miles) northwest of Paris, the small town of Auvers-sur-Oise has a rich history of artists who have lived and painted there. It is most-synonymous with that of Vincent van Gogh, who spent the last few months of his life residing in town, and tourists … Continue reading Destination: Auvers-sur-Oise, France