Welcome Everybody to the Wild, Wild West

Our Much-Needed Recuperation Vacation

Since we decided to blow up our lives and land in South Africa, my significant other and I have been stuck in “hurry up and wait” mode. Of course, she is creating her business and I am writing and creating my following, but sometimes it gets too monotonous. Thankfully, we have some pre-trip trips peppered throughout our waiting period to keep our sights narrowed and our minds wide open.

First stop: The City of Angels.

While I have been to the Magical Kingdom, I have never experienced Los Angeles properly. And, now that I am older, I can fully immerse myself in the culture of the city and appreciate it for what it is — a mecca for creativity.

For the next 4 days, my girlfriend Jess and I are going to be bumming on beaches, biking the piers, roaming to restaurants and straight up exploring. That’s why we chose to go digital nomad in the first place. An adventure in culture and creativity is what my soul yearns for. Jess too.

Even though we aren’t on the plane yet, I think we both appreciate this reprieve from life in Oregon. The weather has been all over the place and people don’t seem to be happy anywhere we go. It’s like a swirling cesspool of negativity. And we want out.

We actually lucked into this trip. Last December we took a vacation to an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. We learned a few key facts from our time there: 1. We are NOT all-inclusive, relax at the beach all day people, but rather adventure seekers that blaze their own trails; 2. United Airlines is a complete armpit of a company. When our return flights should have lasted 12 hours from resort to home and instead lasted 36, you bet your ass we were looking for an apology that wasn’t just words.

What we got: $200 vouchers for flight.

What we got: more United flights. Sh*t.

At least this time it’s on the same coast. (They still have the trip split up with a layover in San Francisco, a.k.a. United’s torture lair headquarters.)

I guess I should be grateful; this is expanding on my want to travel all over, including the nooks and crannies I haven’t seen in my home country. And California is a cool place to recharge and soak up some sun.

My last two trips have been international. It’s time for some American fun!

Photo Credit: U.S. News

If any of you reading this are from the area, what are some of your favorite things to do in the city or on the beach? What are your top hot spots for delicious food and kickass atmosphere? Or is there anything crazy going on for Cinco de Mayo weekend? Comment on this post and tell me what to expect from Los Angeles!

“Don’t it sound clever, come and play / What more can I say? Welcome to LA.” -Kendrick Lamar, The Recipe

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