Hey what’s up amigos míos! Had some fun in the sun recently at the U.S. Surf Open in Huntington Beach, California, where I met up with my friends from the Mexico Tourism Board and the state of Baja California Sur! This great Mexico destination has been hot on my radar for years, and now it’s finally becoming a reality, so please stay tuned! I hope you enjoy the interview and be sure to put Baja California Sur near the very top of your bucket list! – GWAGB
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Here we go!! The 2016 Travel & Adventure Show is kicking off this weekend in the lovely city of San Diego, Ca. I’m stretching my hammies as we speak!
Check out my video from last year’s show…it was a wild ride! If they have those Hoverboards there this year it could get dangerous. 😉
Hope to see you there and share in the adventures!
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(Calaveras Big Trees State Park – California)
Life goes by pretty fast. Time is the one thing we can’t control. All we can do is make the best of it. Without moments of pause and reflection, we can’t really appreciate time. Most people are allowed a lot of time in life, but we often frown upon it because we feel we don’t have enough of it or that it is passing by faster than we’d like it to. I believe time should be measured in moments, not by clocks or years on the calendar. We can’t slow time down, but when we slow down and enjoy moments in time, the less we will worry about “having” time and the more we will enjoy “living” in it.
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Just wrapped up the first leg of the #FreedomTour 2015 (literally…got my knee sleeved up as a result of some rugged hiking and shifty-legged Glidecam work. Took me a few embarrassing attempts to jump up on that rock, lol). The first stop was in the Eastern and Western Sierras of Central & Northern California (my home state). It could very well be the most beautiful and naturally diverse state in the union (but I’ll leave that judgement for a later day…once I’ve seen all 50 of those bad boys.)
Autumn in California…we’ve got some colors too folks. 🙂 More photos and video clips coming soon. Walking and gliding (sometimes stumbling) through nature…nothing quite like it.
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…well, not exactly “fresh” if you’re talking about cleanliness and hygiene. Just got back from Maggie Lakes in California’s Golden Trout Wilderness. 4 days of backpacking, hiking, camping, fishing and drinking boxed wine during a hailstorm. Pics and blog to follow…after a nice warm shower and a pedicure. 🙂
(Golden Trout Wilderness – California, U.S.A.)
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“Come with me, my-y love…to the Sea, the Sea of Love…”
That’s the jam right there! The Honeydrippers did that one. Honeydrippers? That sounds kinky, doesn’t it? Well, it is Valentine’s Day today so I suppose it’s appropriate to share some L-O-V-E, land or sea based. I think this image below is kind of synonymous with relationships. You’ll notice the battle scars on this sea lion couple right here (I’m assuming they are a couple. Could be relatives. Not sure if mating with your cousin is weird where they come from). They’ve probably been through some challenging times…fighting to survive, bickering over who’s turn it is to fetch dinner, getting jealous of their mate hanging out with another sea lion sporting a sexier coat, fighting over the male coming back late at night smelling like raw tuna (ok, that was gross. Sorry about that). But in the end, they both endure through the hard times and find peace knowing that they have one another and that being together is what truly makes them happy. Battle scars are a part of all relationships. The seas get rough at times, but you gotta ride the crests and survive the troughs the best you can, and if your mate is still by your side after the wave breaks and crashes ashore…well, then you know it was meant to be. If not, don’t worry. The Sea of Love is open year-round. 🙂
(Newport Beach, California)
Happy Friday y’all…throw ya hands up! Well, January was sort of a blur. Fastest month on record, I’m guessing. Though an exciting thing did happen here since I posted last week…RAIN!! Yes, we felt raindrops on our foreheads here in Southern California for the first time in what seems like a decade. “Hollywood showers” may be resumed soon. 🙂 So, drought and earthquakes aside, 2014 is moving right along. Another place that is not unfamiliar with drought and perennial sunshine is Australia…and this week’s Foto Friday is from a little place called Port Fairy in the state of Victoria. When you live in a dry climate like California’s, you really appreciate the sight of a rainbow when you see it. The ocean is always mesmerizing to me, but combine it with a heavenly arc of primary colors pouring into the horizon and you’re gonna catch a giddy excitement on the faces of most who witness it. I’d love to see rainbows more often, but it’s like those Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies…if I had them throughout the year, I might not have the same fervor as I do when they magically appear on my doorstep every March (making space in my freezer as we speak). A heartfelt thank you to Mother Nature…and the Girl Scouts of America.
Port Fairy – Victoria, Australia
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