Twisted Roots is all about making everyone feel at home and taking away the pretentiousness of wine-tasting. And the awards? They’ve won them; but as owner Josh Ruiz says “That’s not what it’s about…”Read More
True California beach towns are going extinct. All up and down the coast, former strongholds of surf and bohemian culture are being transformed into exclusive neighborhoods for wealthy transplants. Five-star restaurants have been replaced with taco stands, while million dollar mansions now loom where beach bungalows once stood.
However, there are exceptions to this growing rule.Read More
I’m not sure if it’s missing the midwest snow, dreaming of mountains, or too many Hallmark movies that take place in lodges, but I’ve always wanted to spend the holidays at a mountain lodge. After staying at Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite, I see why; it’s magical!Read More
The Killer Kern. That's what they call it. The Kern River has claimed over 280 lives since 1968 and another 8 this summer alone.
When story after story started coming out about the extremely dangerous water levels this year and the accidents started piling up I had some MAJOR second thoughts.Read More
I've been afraid of almost everything I've done on this show which has made it all such an epic adventure and helped me grow so much as a person. I try to stick within my safety limits and hover right between exhilarating and scary. Little did I know a place like Pismo Beach would push me right to that edge!Read More
For four years now I've had the privilege of teaching line dance at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio California which just happens to be a mere 27 miles from Joshua Tree National Park...and I had yet to go!Read More
If skiing and snowboarding are your thing, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain offer great ski/stay packages and between the two have 34 runs of all different levels. Since I’m not exactly what you would call “coordinated” I stuck to the kid-fun and went to Snow Play for some snow tubing.Read More
I am not a runner. I have sports-induced asthma and couldn't run 2 miles last year when I started training for the Hollywood Half Marathon. It was something on my bucket list and I cried when I finished that race.Read More
Better to be busy than bored. Try everything twice. Two very big mottos that I have used over and over and keep ringing true in my life. I read a quote once that said "If I'm bored, it means I want to be doing something else" So I say, LET'S DO IT!Read More