Why I Travel and Where I’ll Wander Next

Why I Travel and Where I’ll Wander Next

Having been out of commission with a leg injury and a crippled right hand, I haven’t been able to write much less travel in the last couple weeks.  Both are now on the mend thanks to physical therapy and prescription drugs.  While I haven’t been able to type, I have been able to think and as I convalesce I’ve been pondering the reasons we travel.  What motivates us to wander?

I’m not talking about those mandatory work-related travels or

Sea lion resting on fishing boat tied up with a second boat

Monterey Peninsula

In all the hustle and bustle of the past week I realize I’ve forgotten to mention one of my favorite beach areas.  I’ve talked about beaches in southern California and neglected the area around Monterey Bay.  The city of Monterey rests at the northeast corner of a square nub of land that juts out into the sea.  This nub is Monterey Peninsula.  Two other

Snow on Mt. Baldy

Snow on Mt. Baldy

Sometimes you just have to tell yourself to be brave and to go out and do something new.  I followed my own advice recently and went to the mountains, Mt. Baldy in particular.  It’s rather ironic that I

A Closer Look at Red Hill

A Closer Look at Red Hill

Isn’t it strange how you can drive through a neighborhood again and again and never really see it? Only when you walk it do you actually notice the details. I had this experience recently while out walking my dog. I’ve driven over