travel

Wanderlust

fingals cave

If you know me pretty well, you may laugh: I didn’t used to think I had wanderlust. Despite studying abroad in Madrid and transferring schools, I didn’t really realize how much I loved change and loved to travel until … I set it as a goal for the last year to travel less, to enjoy…

Celebs Just Follow Me Around …

Well, I mean … I do migrate from paradise to paradise. Who wouldn’t want to follow me? (tongue firmly in cheek, haters) From the team that brought us LA-area celeb-magnets Hooray Henry’s , SHOREbar, and Bootsy Bellows comes Bootsy Bellows Aspen! So obvious. Owned by John Terzian, owner & founder of h.wood group, and Bootsy Bellows…

The Vegas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southwest Airlines Vacations for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So long as we’re making my life in Orange County look like the TV show The O.C., might as well make a “The Vegas” reference, right? It’s a hop, skip, and barely a jump…

About My Deracination / Irony

Last edited by Lyssa on September 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm: deracinate [dɪˈræsɪˌneɪt] vb (tr) 1. to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate 2. to remove, as from a natural environment [from Old French desraciner, from des- dis-1 + racine root, from Late Latin rādīcīna a little root, from Latin…

Fighting Fall Depression

Me being a fall-hater has been pretty prominent on the blog this year (um, here, here, here, and in a facebook album entitled “Trying To Embrace Fall” …). But my autumnal revelation was recorded in this article for DailyHap: Recipe for Fighting Autumn Depression. Click over, read, come back and check out more pics of…

Ute (Oooooh-tay)

Ute has easily been my favorite go-to hike this summer and fall. It’s just so convenient, quick, and rewarding. Nali and I sprinted in intervals up it today, over a yellow brick road of fallen aspen leaves, collapsing on the rock at the top. Amazing. this view, about 2/3 of the way up, is one…