A Half Day at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

While looking for things to do in the San Diego area, I stumbled across the Torrey Pines reserve that promised good hiking and beachgoing. You could spend an entire day there if you like to hang out on the beach or want to hike every available trail, but a half day seems sufficient. Especially if …

A Multi-Port Visit to the Channel Islands National Park

This is the third time I’ve made reservations to visit the Channel Islands off the coast of California, the first two attempts being canceled by weather and COVID. There was a lot of anticipation to finally see this place, so much so that some disappointment was inevitable. That’s not to say the Channel Islands aren’t …