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The Unplanned Detour to Joshua Tree That Made Me Think

Why have I been so stringent when it comes to taking detours?

Has this also become relevant in other life decisions?

Why do we always choose the same route which we know so perfectly?

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How a Fellow Yoga Teacher “Screwed” Me, But It’s OK Because, You Know, Namaste!

Recently, I have not been inspired to write. In fact, I know the reason why. As the number of days have gone from single digits to the double digits since I’ve returned to “real life” from my four-month travel, I am realizing how easy it has been to fall into the cycle of negativity.  I have… Continue reading How a Fellow Yoga Teacher “Screwed” Me, But It’s OK Because, You Know, Namaste!

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3 Fun Facts About the Armenian Alphabet

In response to the Daily Post Photo Challenge Alphabet, I chose to display this narcissistic attempt of capturing my name by chopping off the -IA of the sign, while I was traveling my parents’ hometown of Yerevan, Armenia. Armen, is a typical Armenian name. Armen may refer to the Armani, a tribe of the Armenian Highlands sometimes associated with the Name… Continue reading 3 Fun Facts About the Armenian Alphabet

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How To Get To My Top 5 Photogenic Landmarks?

Photo tourism is definitely not a thing of the past. If we all were to dig deep into our family photo album box, we would find our parents and grandparents starring in what look like Instagram filtered photography (what we now label vintage), in front of cool landmarks, posing. Back in the days it was as… Continue reading How To Get To My Top 5 Photogenic Landmarks?

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5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach During The Winter Months

“Let’s go to the beach on January 9th”, said no Angeleno ever.  Going to the beach during the winter months, especially in LA, when you can’t expose your skin and get a few shades darker, is considered to be pointless by many I know. In fact, I’ve never really associated going to the beach during… Continue reading 5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach During The Winter Months

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Thai Treasures: Best Pla Rad Prik (Fried Snapper in Red Curry) in Chiang Mai

The last meal is everything. My tradition on the last day of travel to avoid any travel anxieties, with time permitting, is to go back to my favorite place, and have my favorite dish for the “last time”.  Even though I never really consider any place “the last I’ll be there” I’m pretty certain especially… Continue reading Thai Treasures: Best Pla Rad Prik (Fried Snapper in Red Curry) in Chiang Mai