Is this the worst vacation rental ever?

The vacation rental took a nice picture. There was a white picket fence, a spacious living room with modern furniture, and the location was perfect. Who knew it would be the worst vacation rental ever?

Well, I should have. Read more “Is this the worst vacation rental ever?”

Yes, Los Angeles is a walkable city. Here’s how we discovered it.

Do you laugh out loud when you hear the words “walkable Los Angeles”? I used to, too, since LA has a reputation for being all freeways and suburbs. But some of the best parts of the City of Angels are more accessible to pedestrians than you might think. Read more “Yes, Los Angeles is a walkable city. Here’s how we discovered it.”

Hidden national parks: Try these out-of-the-way destinations for your next vacation

It happened again. We visited a place, only to discover we were a short drive from a hidden national park. An incredible hidden national park. Read more “Hidden national parks: Try these out-of-the-way destinations for your next vacation”

Is it time for a repeat vacation? Here’s how to tell

Sometimes the best vacation is a repeat vacation. I ought to know. I’m in Los Angeles again after just a nine-month absence. There’s something that keeps pulling me back here, and it’s not just the weather. Read more “Is it time for a repeat vacation? Here’s how to tell”

How to have a wild time in Provo, Utah

Everywhere we went in Provo, we saw Charlie. There were signs for Charlie on power poles. We saw Charlie — or at least we thought we saw him — zipping between the apple orchards on the sprawling Utah Valley Hospital campus.

No question about it. Charlie was having a wild time in Provo — and so were we. Read more “How to have a wild time in Provo, Utah”