Category: Places

Driving California State Route 1: The Pacific Coast Highway

Long before today’s modern highways intertwined through the entire country, the term highway referred to long roads made for long distance driving. The best known of these roads is Route 66, which originally traversed from […]

The Many Universities of California

While nerve-racking, one of the most exciting times as a parent has been my daughter’s junior year of high school. This has been the year to visit local universities to help whittle down her college […]

The Streets of Los Angeles: Pico Boulevard

We Angelenos are constantly stuck in our cars but seldom give any thought to the history of the streets we drive on. What’s the story behind Mulholland Drive? Why does Eagle Rock have a neighborhood […]

A Night on the Town

At 38 with one teenage and one toddler daughter, it takes some effort for my wife and I to arrange a night out in Los Angeles. On a clear evening in October, we had one […]

Travels of an Angeleno: Four Nights in Ningbo

Ningbo is not an easy city to navigate on public transportation. Getting from the airport to my hotel would have taken over two hours on a train and two buses. Ningbo is a driving town. […]

Thank You, Anthony Bourdain

“I’m not going anywhere. I hope. It’s been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. “But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.” —Anthony Bourdain Friday, […]