At the end of a long strip of land, called Point Loma, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the San Diego Bay on the other, is Cabrillo National Monument. Cabrillo National Monument commemorates Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, who led the first European expedition to what is now the west coast of the United States…Continue Reading “Park Beat IV – Cabrillo National Monument”

It’s  about that time of year that I’m already dreaming of white sand beaches and bright blue tropical water.  Lately, I’ve been getting an itch to travel back to Mexico. Although Mexico’s reputation often stems from poor water and late night tequila runs, Mexico is a country filled with beautiful beaches, archeological gold mines and a…Continue Reading “Where to in Mexico?”

Park Beat XII – Olympic National Park (Part 2)

There are so many places to explore in Olympic National Park that we had to go back a second time and we still didn’t get to everything! Unlike most national parks, for the most part, you can only access the park’s perimeter unless you plan to do some serious backpacking. So sometimes it’s difficult to…Continue Reading “Park Beat XII – Olympic National Park (Part 2)”