Wednesday, August 27, 2014
From time to time, I live in Carpinteria, California. Located close to Santa Barbara and UCSB, this beach town is a special place offering a combination of ocean access, hiking, scenic views, temperate weather and a small town sensibility (and two Starbucks). An 80 minute drive from Westwood, this town is great for relaxing and exercising. When in LA, I rarely travel to the Venice Beach or the Santa Monica Beach. While in Carpinteria, I go to the beach every day. I have even gone jogging for three straight days. In LA that's unlike to be the case. When I was a kid, we would vacation on Fire Island along the Atlantic Ocean. With the bright sunshine and blue skies, the Pacific Ocean just looks better than the Atlantic.