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5 of the Best Hikes in Los Angeles

One of my favorite things about Los Angeles, which is often undiscovered by many travelers, […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Travel, US (West Coast)|0 Comments

California Photo Essay: Spring in Los Angeles in Photos

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen it so […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Travel, US (West Coast)|0 Comments

Photo Essay: Living in Los Angeles

For nearly three years, I had the privilege of living in Los Angeles, and there’s […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Travel, US (West Coast)|0 Comments

My 11 Best Los Angeles Travel Tips

Let’s be honest: Los Angeles isn’t a city. It’s more like a state, or even […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Travel, US (West Coast)|0 Comments

Los Angeles Bucket List: 150 of the Best Things to Do in L.A.

Alright, so I like lists. No, not like Christmas lists or to-do lists, since anyone who […]

By |September 26th, 2015|The List, Travel, US (West Coast)|11 Comments

The Case for Microadventures

I feel like one of the most vivid scenes from The Hobbit is as Bilbo is […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Featured, Tips and Trends, Travel|4 Comments

Warm cocktail recipes for winter

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a love/hate relationship with winter. I love […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Cocktails, Drinks, Featured|0 Comments

On the Red Carpet at the 2015 Oscars

“Your Academy Awards Invitation.” That was the subject line of an email I received a few […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Featured, The List, Travel, US (West Coast)|18 Comments

Eat your favorite childhood foods at these restaurants

Pop-tarts, fruit roll-ups, pizza bagel bites, corn dogs, peanut butter and jelly. What do all […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Featured, Food, Restaurants|0 Comments

Reflections on a Life of Travel and Retiring The Traveling Philosopher Blog

I’m not going to beat around the bush; this is the last post here on The Traveling Philosopher. And by some definitions, therefore my last blog post as a travel blogger.

It was four years ago that I had recently arrived in Costa Rica, the first Latin America stop on what was to be something of an indefinite, long-term trip around the world. Just months prior I had started this blog, The Traveling Philosopher, as a place that I could color outside the lines. Somewhere that I could put on paper everything that was in my head, where I didn’t have to abide by a publication’s style guide or an editor’s do and don’t list. I wanted it to be an expression of my feelings. And there was a lot, like unresolved feelings about the passing of my father, anger at the loss of my dream job, disappointment at a pile of debt, and discouragement of an impending divorce.

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By |January 5th, 2015|Featured, Philosophy, Travel|10 Comments