A trip including hiking and wine tasting is a perfect getaway in my book any time. Recently, I traveled to San Luis Obispo (a.k.a. SLO) with my sister for a few days to do just that. Xena was a trooper and tolerated the 3.5-hour long car ride. We arrived at a dog-friendly Best Western which
Winter Hike #4: La Quinta, CA When I woke up around 7 am, the temperature was in the 30’s and it was still very windy. Gusty at times. The day before, there was a winter storm warning in the high desert area. Winter storm? Where am I? This was the exact reason why I moved
Driving to San Diego on Black Friday wasn’t so bad. I set the radio station to 103.5 and sang along to the Christmas songs for 2 hours. First stop was Burger Lounge in Del Mar. It is in a strip mall so I was worried that I would have to fight against mad shoppers for a parking
These days, lots of places in Southern California market themselves as “dog-friendly” but in fact what they really mean is, they would reluctantly allow dogs only in certain areas in their establishments if it would attract more customers. It’s misleading but also is disappointing if you go to a restaurant and find this out. Sometimes, dogs can’t even sit with
I recently traveled to Maui. Even though Xena didn’t travel with me, I checked out a dog friendly trail while vacationing there. The trailhead is located near Waihee-Waiehu off route 340. As we were making our way up to the trailhead, it started to drizzle. By the time we arrived at the trailhead around 12:30 pm, it was raining.