Tag: Staying fit on the road

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California, California, Destinations, Reviews


Pasadena, California While house-sitting in Highland Park, I decided that I really needed to buy some clothes. Since I wasn’t in the mood to deal with traffic or crowds, I headed to Pasadena. I was there for dinner a couple of years ago and always meant to go back and learn more […]

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California, Destinations

Los Angeles

I love Los Angeles! The weather, the food, the scene, the vegetation, the wildlife, the different neighborhoods … I love it all. On a recent visit, this was my usual morning experience: Eat breakfast, then walk my son’s dogs to a hipster coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe. (Oh, that’s another […]

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Travel Tips

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane

As I type this story, I’m well into my second week of bronchitis, which I’m sure I contracted in an airplane. I used to go to a lot of trouble to avoid getting sick on a plane. I’d bring Airborne on board and take it throughout the flight, as well as the […]

San Francisco Joyful Heart Travel
California, Destinations

San Francisco

San Francisco My husband had to attend a conference in San Francisco, and luckily I was able to tag along. To make it even better, we added a couple of extra days to the front of the trip so we could visit the northern California wine country. (Click here to see that […]

Joyful Heart Travel Northern California Wine Country
California, Destinations

Northern California Wine Country

For better or worse, we arrived in California at the same time as El Niño. Our plan included a 4-hour flight followed by a relaxing lunch in a nice restaurant and a 1 1/2 hour drive to the northern California wine country. But it was one of those travel days where nothing went as planned. […]