Photo Walk Orange with AirBnB and JDP

“Great experience…very well prepared and informative!” Jill M. 10/26/17 “Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach.” Lowell I. 8/10/17 “Julie is a wonderful instructor! She is engaging and thoughtful, and she provides clear instructions and advice.”  Jaclyn 10/11/2017   AirBnB Photo Walk […] Read more »

9 Things to Know About Camping Joshua Tree NP

Sunrise and Joshua Trees

There are several reasons that I travel to Joshua Tree National Park to experience nature. Following are some of my observations and what I consider practical things to know learned from my visits to JTNP. 1.  Joshua Tree National Park is easily accessible from Interstate 10 Freeway in Southern California. […] Read more »

Best latte in the O.C.

My favorite place for cafe latte – Felix Continental Cafe at the Circle in Orange. Sunday mornings, a little Cuban music and breakfast… The service is outstanding and food scrumptious. The wait staff remembers us, remembers exactly what we always order (yes, we are creatures of habit), and serves us […] Read more »

View of Irvine Lake from Fremont Canyon Ridge

Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve Fremont Canyon is often referred to as “the Yosemite of Orange County” due to its striking beauty and massive granite formations. It is rich in biological diversity and history. The area is also home to many rare, threatened and endangered plants and animals. The Irvine Ranch […] Read more »

Getting All My Ducks in a Row

We got all our ducks in a row at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham, Oregon Ducks and an easy hike awaits you just 7 miles east of Gresham, Oregon at Oxbow Regional Park. Using a National Forest Pass or paying a $5.00 day use fee affords easy access to the […] Read more »

Hiking Barlow Wayside Park in Mt. Hood National Forest

forest trail

You are about to enter a forested wonderland where everything is part of a whole – every plant, animal, tree, fish, bird, bug, and slug has its place…so, says Clackamas County and Bureau of Land Management Sandy Ridge Trail System. The scent of the forest draws me every time I […] Read more »