About  Me: Santa Monica Beaches


We moved to Santa Monica in 2012. It wasn't a huge move distance-wise from Pacific Palisades just a a few miles to the north, to Santa Monica.

But it may as well have been half a world away, as our lifestyle changed dramatically. 

Instead of driving everywhere, today we ride bikes almost everywhere - the sinle excptuion being our twice-weekly grocery store runs. (My boys eat like there's no tomorrow so I could never pedal anywhere with all those groceries.)

We also have the best of restaurants, beaches, shopping, and entertainment a short walk or bike ride away, allowing up to skip hassle and expense of findin parking.

And when it comes to our fellow Santa Monicans - the mix of people couldn't be more diverse, entertaining, or fascinating.

A New Direction

It has been seven years now, and we couldn't feel more at home, happy, and welcomed in our adopted home. As a travel writer for more than a decade, I've covered dozens of cities in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean for major daily newspapers and magazines. 

I know good stories when I see them. And here in Santa Monica, I saw them every day. So in June 2014, I created Santa Monica Beaches.com to share the unique stories and history of this beautiful, diverse, wacky, wonderful, never-a-dull-moment Southern California city we call home.

I feel so lucky to be able to live and work in a place where each new day brings a fresh, exciting new adventure. And I'm delighted to share them with you


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