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
So you bought a car? Great! Now you need coverage. Did you know that taking the lowest car insurance in the US doesn't cover your civil liability? Here are some explanations on the different coverage options in California.
As most Angelenos, when you arrive in L.A., you will most probably buy a car. But how do you buy a good one on a budget? What are the tips you need to know? You can find answers to your questions in this article.
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.
Nestled in the high desert off Joshua Tree lies the Southern California Vipassana Center, a minimalist, quiet campus in perfect harmony with the natural habitat. Surrounded by rocky hills, snow-capped peaks and fields of farmland on all four sides, the center feels like it's the middle of nothing and everything at the same time. This… Continue reading Shh: My experience at a 10-day silent meditation retreat
Some tips on where to start when you need to fill in Form I-765 for your Employment Authorization as a J2 dependent.
Written by Meagan G., Cooking Group Leader This month Christina (with the help of Katarina and Nicole) taught the Cooking Group how to make spätzle, a kind of pasta common to the cuisines of southern Germany and Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Alsace, Moselle and South Tyrol.We cooked an original plain version and a spinach version on… Continue reading March Cooking Group Recipe: Spätzle
Written by Mary J., CISC Hiking Group Leader On Saturday 9th March Hiking group braved the cold and the snow to finally complete the hike from Red Box to San Gabriel Peak via the Bill Reilly Trail. We had been trying to complete this hike since December but kept having to postpone due to poor… Continue reading Hike to San Gabriel Peak and Mount Disappointment
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
A wet winter in Southern California means an explosion of wildflowers in the deserts. Here are some tips on where to go to observe this phenomenon.