Photo Essay: The Things I Loved About My San Francisco Summer

August 28, 2012 California
Looking up at the redwoods in Muir Woods

This summer, I had a 2.5 month break and didn’t leave the country. I didn’t even leave the state. Ludicrous, I know. But without going beyond a 150 mile radius of San Francisco, I had an epic all-American summer and never felt like I was squandering my time by not leaving. So what makes an […]

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10 Things One San Franciscan Likes About Los Angeles

November 28, 2011 California
Los Angeles - Barnsdall Farmer's Market

In the vast and varied country of the United States, fellow residents tend to misunderstand each other as much as they have a tendency to misunderstand the world beyond. It’s disconcerting to see how many people form concrete opinions of other places based on very little knowledge of and experience in those places. I discovered […]

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Photo Essay: A Creative Side of Las Vegas

June 5, 2010 captured on memory card
Las Vegas - Chihuly Ceiling Art

The afternoon that I escaped from the pool club party, I had a chance to see that Vegas is not completely about illusion and generic over-consumption. In its extravagance, Vegas provides room and opportunity for colorful bursts of expression and creativity. » At the Bellagio While walking down The Strip, I came across Bellagio’s “lake” […]

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