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Mirage | Palm Springs Travel Diary

The other week, I spent a balmy Sunday out at Palm Springs. Palm Springs is a super convenient two hour drive from Los Angeles, while serving up a completely different laid-back desert vibe, and it was strategically chosen so that I would be able to make it to any unexpected acting auditions (read on to hear how that one back-fired πŸ˜‰ ). There is a long-running joke within the acting community that if you are experiencing a slow season with…

Glen Oaks, Big Sur

Where the San Lucia mountains rise up out of the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Coast Highway winds its way north through forest and along jagged rocks to San Francisco. Needing to get away from the hustle in LA for a bit, I spent Christmas among the redwoods, at Glen Oaks, a cluster of cabins, far from cell reception and decent internet. Progress as an actor is difficult to definitively measure, and I had had a difficult time adjusting to life…

Maui Part 2 – Swimming with the Sea Turtles

The water is warm and gentle waves crash to shore, nothing like the monster waves I’m used to in Sydney, or at say Waimea beach. The water is a clear light blue, and in the depths you can just make out the shape of something swimming towards you. It is illegal to touch the sea turtles in Hawaii as they are protected, but they will swim right up to you. We were there mid-morning, right after a late breakfast and…