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MeanderingsWithMelissa
California <--> South Africa
California <--> South Africa
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Travel Guide: Orosi, Costa Rica
About Orosi: Orosi was our first stop in Costa Rica and someplace that will always be very dear to my heart. It's the place that made me realize what a special country Costa Rica is. Orosi is a small town in the Cartago province of Costa Rica, about an hour...

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Father's Day at Crystal Cove
Crystal Cove is currently one of my favorite beach spots in Southern California. I only just discovered it recently when one of my mom's high school friends took me and my mom there last winter. Since my dad had never been either I decided to take him there...

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I Needed a Break from Blogging...
via It's been months since I've written any posts on this blog. To put things simply, I just needed a break. When I started this blog I decided I was going to make it for myself, in order to have a little sort of diary of all my adventures, and perhaps to i...

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Table Mountain: Up Skeleton Gorge, Down Nursery Ravine
This past weekend I went on my third hike up Table Mountain. This time we decided to switch it up a bit and hike up the backside of the mountain, which is very different than the front as it gets most of the rain on the mountain. Unlike the hot and dry fron...

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Mission San Juan Capistrano
Before I headed back to South Africa (lots of South Africa posts coming soon), my mom and I had to go on one last adventure together. We decided to take the train down to San Juan Capistrano to visit the city and the mission. Metrolink  has a deal where you...

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Joshua Tree Through My GoPro
As a follow up to my day bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park , here is some of the footage I took during my trip using my GoPro:

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Climbing Table Mountain: Round 2
I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to climb Table Mountain more than once...in the same year nevertheless. I'm currently in Cape Town for work and we decided to take a break from our computers to hike up Table Mountain. You can read about my...

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Vasquez Rocks
When my dad first suggested we visit the Vasquez Rocks my initial reaction was "Umm...where?" He then showed me a picture and I immediately recognized the rock formation he was talking about. If you have spent a fair amount of time watching movies or televi...

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Bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park
Visiting Joshua Tree National Park is one of my most cherished traditions with my dad. We started going there when I was in high school and have gone back each year around Thanksgiving time ever since. It's something I look forward to every year and hope I ...

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Sunsets in Laguna Beach
A few weeks ago I went to Laguna Beach with my dad. We assumed that it might be pretty rainy and miserable since that what the weather was like at home. To our surprise it was nice and bright at the beach with some clouds rolling in, but only in the distanc...
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