Follow Julia's guidance to observe stars and constellations in this February issue of our monthly astronomy series.
In this first episode of the CISC Monthly Astronomy Series, Julia Marin-Yaseli de la Parra shows us what we can observe in the sky, even from a densely populated area like Los Angeles.
It's this time of the year again when Pasadena covers up the streets with floats made of flowers for the enjoyment of young and old alike! In this post, Marta Navales gives us some tips to attend the event and enjoy the wonders of this floral festival!
If renting an RV is your dream, but you find it too expensive, know that there is a way to rent one for as little as $1.00 per day. But, is it really worth it?
This May, I visited the Big Island of Hawaii with my husband, named for the fact that it's the largest island in the archipelago. We planned to stay there for 5 days and chose Kailua Beach on the west coast as our base to explore this beautiful island. From the moment we landed, lush green… Continue reading The Big Island of Hawaii- Sun, Sand, Sea and Volcanoes!
Back in March, my husband and I traveled south to Alpine, California, in the San Diego Mountains, for an afternoon flying birds of prey. We purchased a private raptor experience through Sky Falconry, apparently one of the few places in the U.S. licensed for such an activity. We were here to learn all we could… Continue reading Flying a falcon and a hawk: Sky Falconry experience
In late August 2017, my mother and I went on a mini road trip to Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Hearst Castle and Solvang. Here's what we got up to. We set out in my car from Pasadena on Saturday afternoon and drove up the I-5 before heading cross country to Paso Robles – a… Continue reading Paso Robles, Morro Bay and Hearst Castle – California Road Trip
This April, I headed to Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan to get my advanced scuba license in the cenotes of the region. I started my trip exploring the city of Merida. The downtown or ‘Centro’ as it is called consists of beautiful squares, quaint churches and the majestic central cathedral. Afternoons… Continue reading Travel: Scuba Diving in the Cenotes
Why is everyone visiting that Californian desert falling for those fancy trees? What is so attracting in such a dry, remote place? To discover it, follow Julie on her journey to Joshua Tree National Park and get ready to escape to one of the most iconic American parks.
Started as a pensioner's paradise and a resort town for wealth East Coast families looking for a respite from the winter cold, Pasadena is now famous for so much more - from the Rose Bowl Parade to the monthly flea market and, of course, Caltech! Today, Pasadena houses around 150,000 residents and is probably the… Continue reading Culture Fix: The 7 Museums of Pasadena