Postcard from Culver City

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I was back in California recently for an actual visit instead of a wedding-based blur and I actually got a chance to enjoy old habits, namely In n’ Out (more on that later), sunsets and funny little palm trees. They look a little like they got shaved at the bottom but it wouldn’t be Los Angeles without them.

4 tips for packing lighter

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I’m really into good travel products. So much so that I write packing guides based on the gear I love the most. Here’s the latest one I wrote for Mariner magazine, Holland America Cruise’ Line’s private print publication. It’s my first piece in a glossy travel mag and I’m excited!

Postcard from Bahrain

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This is a magical tree. It grows in the middle of the Bahraini desert near Jebel Dukhan all by its lonesome with no known water source. Naturally, tourists flock to see this Tree of Life, some tagging the 400-year-old wonder with love notes (but now there’s a guard of sorts patrolling to prevent further damage).