So, I drafted this post on the plane back from my 2 week trip to California (San Francisco, LA and San Diego), but I never got around to putting it up here. It's as close to a comprehensive guide to copying my packing style for the trip, complete with things I'd add, subtract and why!Read More
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My last day in San Diego was amazing. I attended the yoga class I mentioned in the previous post. I can still feel in my muscles today! It makes me want to take up something of that sort, here in Brooklyn.I also went to the USCD campus to see the amazing Library. While Chris taught a class, I sat outside in the campus researching book distribution. The entire campus...
I spent the morning chatting with my hosts about stuff like yoga over the healthiest smoothies (carrots, spinach, walnuts, strawberries, yogurt etc.). Ari is now a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor - which is a methodical style. She told me about the training, and we talked a bit about the different styles and methods out there. I agreed to join her in a mat class Monday (tomorrow) morning. She promised it wouldn’t...Read More
Today was a decidedly lazy day. I the intention was to record the panel today, but we were short a few people. I spent most of the day catching up and getting earlier blog posts out from this week. By 1pm in the afternoon, I was just about blogged out, so we opted for a walk, and to see if we couldn’t draw in a few more panel members. In the beautiful San Diego air, a collective decision was made: the panel would be...Read More
It’s extremely affordable to ride Amtrak between LA and San Diego, and it’s also a very pretty ride once you get a few stops south of LA. The tracks are flanked by beach and ocean views to the west, and to the east a mix of residential pockets and lush greenery cut into the cliffs and hills. It’s gorgeous.I was on a double decker Coastliner train, and found myself sharing a row of seats with three...
I woke up around ten AM in the
intermediary room. This is a strange room connecting the two parts of my
friend Ken's house. I love visiting there. Ken lives with his friends
Etay and Christine who are a couple. They are amazingly wonderful, and
I continue to be impressed and
thankful that people have come together for the panels. I'm constantly
thinking "Man, this is thrown together," but the discussions have been
fun and relaxed. I really appreciate people's time and expertise.
While most of the tour, I've been thrifty by staying with friends, cooking and walking places... this was a strategic move, as there are a few more trips to be made as a part of my DIY research for the next book. If my planning goes correctly the choice to book at this hotel will pay for itself in plane tickets. Here's how it was done:Read More