It’s A Small and Festive World

“Dear Santa,What I want for Christmas is a doll from It’s A Small World.  No, make that ALL the dolls from It’s a Small World. Or just one doll with all the costumes from It’s A Small World. Whatever works, I think you get the picture.” Oh the big dreams we have as little kids. …

Cardiff by the Sea 100th Birthday Celebration

Falling on the heels of Canada Day (July 1), and preceding American Independence Day (July 4), my local community of Cardiff by the Sea, California, celebrated its centennial birthday on July 2, 2011. That’s like 100 years old, dude!! One might think it would be totally overshadowed and lost sandwiched between two nation’s birthdays, but…

Mexico’s Eye Candy – food for the camera

I’ve been feeling very Mexico lately – no reason really.  I haven’t been south of the border in ages and I have no plans to go in the near future. But I’ve been dreaming about it, so I decided to feature a few photos from Mexico for this week’s Wanderfood Wednesday (and TravelPhoto Thursday, and…

The Twelve Lights of Christmas

This is a re-post from last December, back by popular demand! I wanted to share the fun and enjoyment of a visit to Walt Disney World in December. It would have been too easy to post a bunch of pretty holiday light pictures, so I gave myself a challenge. Featuring the Osborne Family Spectacle of…

Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers & Cacti

(Dedicated to the families of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois) It’s that time of year again, when the desert wakes up from winter and ushers in spring with wildflower blooms and cactus blossoms. Armed with our cameras and some water bottles, my family and I made a day trip out to Anza-Borrego State Park to…

Paragliding at Torrey Pines

San Diego’s winter involves it’s fair share of Pacific storms, but the days in between bring clear blue sky, warm sun, and a wind off the Pacific. I was having lunch with friends at the Cliff Hanger Cafe on this perfect day, and that’s all it took to spark some inspiration. Sometimes, ya just gotta…

How Cool is Ucluelet?

And what/where is Ucluelet, anyway? Clue: Ucluelet is this cool little town on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Cool because it sits on the foggy coast of the Pacific. Cool because it is surrounded on either side by the Pacific Rim National Park. Cool because the Canadian locals are friendly and…