My Personal Soul-Searching Journey to Lake Tahoe

Years ago my life took a detour, settling for a while in one of the world’s most majestic settings. From here I was able to…

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Washington DC: National Mall Treasures

National Mall — “America’s Front Yard” — is the heart and soul of Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia), the capital of the United States of America;…

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Yosemite Spring

Winter Deluge Enhanced the Beauty of this Natural Treasure Original article on Medium Yosemite Valley — photo by Caden Giaudrone Wet Winter February 2017 — according to reports, this was…

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Los Angeles

Our visit to Los Angeles over Thanksgiving reminded me of how fortunate I am, how grateful I feel... and how much there is to see…

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Hearst Castle

This lavish estate, inspired by Spanish Colonial and Mission style architecture, was the ultimate achievement of architect, Julia Morgan. The Hearst Castle remains a symbol of…

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California Spanish Mission

Between 1769 and 1833, Franciscans missionaries, led by Friar Junípero Serra, established 21 settlements along the coastline of Alta California to spread the Catholic faith among…

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Monticello

Inspired by the classics, Thomas Jefferson's iconic home in Charlottesville, Virginia--whose name Monticello means "little mount" in Italian--has become an American icon. In 1987, 200 years…

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Finding Ambiance in El Dorado Hills

With little over a decade of history, this new town works to cultivate a sense of culture. While its historically-inspired buildings and manicured scenery provide the atmosphere…

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Apple Hill in the Sierra Nevada

As a designer, the contrast of elements found in nature inspires my creativity. But particularly, the colors of fall are a feast for my eyes.…

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