I've been meaning to write about Bandon, Oregon. This was one of the first posts I had in mind when starting One Rad Detour.

In the Coos County of Oregon lies the little city of Bandon – or as most tourists like to call it, Bandon-by-the-Sea. In the summer of '16, my family and I spent a weekend in a vacation home there – it was close to the city itself and overlooked the coast too!


This was pretty much the weather throughout our whole stay. I know – it was dreary and grey, foggy and chilly. The coast was not what we expected at all (we were thinking there'd a bit more sun).

But when we went down closer to water, our feet sinking in soft sand, it was quite the sight and experience.




Once we were on the beach, my cousins began running and jumping over sand dunes. I don't have photos of this one event, but my sister found a mega-mountain-like sand dune, climbed all the way to the top, then proceeded to roll down the hill. Classic.




Of course, our stay wasn't only comprised of running on the beach. We explored the city of Bandon and visited the docks to go crabbing too.



While exploring Bandon and the coast, my family and I were also in search of some caves. We were unsuccessful the first couple of times, but on our last day – just before we left for home – we found them! Talk about good timing.



Yes, Bandon was less sunny then we thought it'd be. But with the charming town, mysterious fog over the sea, soft sand dunes, caves and cool rock formations...it's got it's own beauty. I definitely felt a ton of Goonies and Stephen King vibes. Not to mention there were times where I felt like I was in Taylor Swift's Style music video ha ha!

This was also the trip where I decided to start collecting books from new places and inscribing the city in the first page. When we stopped by the city's bookshop, I picked up A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Thus began a neat little tradition for the bookworm in me.


Bandon-by-the-Sea


I've been meaning to write about Bandon, Oregon. This was one of the first posts I had in mind when starting One Rad Detour.

In the Coos County of Oregon lies the little city of Bandon – or as most tourists like to call it, Bandon-by-the-Sea. In the summer of '16, my family and I spent a weekend in a vacation home there – it was close to the city itself and overlooked the coast too!


This was pretty much the weather throughout our whole stay. I know – it was dreary and grey, foggy and chilly. The coast was not what we expected at all (we were thinking there'd a bit more sun).

But when we went down closer to water, our feet sinking in soft sand, it was quite the sight and experience.




Once we were on the beach, my cousins began running and jumping over sand dunes. I don't have photos of this one event, but my sister found a mega-mountain-like sand dune, climbed all the way to the top, then proceeded to roll down the hill. Classic.




Of course, our stay wasn't only comprised of running on the beach. We explored the city of Bandon and visited the docks to go crabbing too.



While exploring Bandon and the coast, my family and I were also in search of some caves. We were unsuccessful the first couple of times, but on our last day – just before we left for home – we found them! Talk about good timing.



Yes, Bandon was less sunny then we thought it'd be. But with the charming town, mysterious fog over the sea, soft sand dunes, caves and cool rock formations...it's got it's own beauty. I definitely felt a ton of Goonies and Stephen King vibes. Not to mention there were times where I felt like I was in Taylor Swift's Style music video ha ha!

This was also the trip where I decided to start collecting books from new places and inscribing the city in the first page. When we stopped by the city's bookshop, I picked up A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Thus began a neat little tradition for the bookworm in me.


About a week ago my family and I flew over to Los Angeles, California, to celebrate my dad's 50th birthday with our relatives. The trip was kept a surprise from him for about 6 weeks (how my mom, sister and I accomplished this is still beyond us), up until we were on the road. It was so exciting to see the rest of my family again.


Our first day in California was spent at The Getty Museum with my sister Krystle, and our cousin, Eena (check in at Cabin Twenty-Four !!!). Despite visiting Los Angeles countless of times, this was our first time checking out the museum. I can't believe we never dropped by before!

I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves, but this place was beautiful, both in its interior...



... and exterior.



The view was a surprise too! 




After The Getty, we left for Newport Coast. Our resort sat on a hill that overlooked the ocean, and it was beautiful.

The following day was spent exploring what the resort had to offer–these included a basketball court, three swimming pools and bowls of taffy. Yes, taffy. My sister could not stop going back and grabbing a handful.

That evening we began preparing for our dad's birthday dinner. Decorations with a "vintage dude" theme were in place, and the food was ready. We even had longtime family friends from San Ramon visit and celebrate with us–I was really happy to see my dad just enjoying his special day.

While all of the food we had was good, I kept coming back to the birthday cake. It was a kievsky cake, and it was delicious. I'm craving some as I'm typing this.

The remainder of the trip was spent exploring more of the coast–we greeted our last day with a trip to Balboa for some stand-up paddle-boarding. It was such a fun experience that I'm actually considering doing it more frequently this summer.



We grabbed lunch at Ciao's, an Italian restaurant on the main street of Balboa Island. Although I shared a filling calzone with my sister, we still went ahead and got a frozen cheesecake from Dad's Original Frozen Banana. So, so good.

On our way back to the resort, we made one last stop at Crystal Cove. The beach here was secluded, and we accessed it through a really cool tunnel!



It was a short break from reality, but a wonderful one regardless. I'm definitely missing the sun and the warm weather. Until next time!




A Golden Trip

About a week ago my family and I flew over to Los Angeles, California, to celebrate my dad's 50th birthday with our relatives. The trip was kept a surprise from him for about 6 weeks (how my mom, sister and I accomplished this is still beyond us), up until we were on the road. It was so exciting to see the rest of my family again.


Our first day in California was spent at The Getty Museum with my sister Krystle, and our cousin, Eena (check in at Cabin Twenty-Four !!!). Despite visiting Los Angeles countless of times, this was our first time checking out the museum. I can't believe we never dropped by before!

I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves, but this place was beautiful, both in its interior...



... and exterior.



The view was a surprise too! 




After The Getty, we left for Newport Coast. Our resort sat on a hill that overlooked the ocean, and it was beautiful.

The following day was spent exploring what the resort had to offer–these included a basketball court, three swimming pools and bowls of taffy. Yes, taffy. My sister could not stop going back and grabbing a handful.

That evening we began preparing for our dad's birthday dinner. Decorations with a "vintage dude" theme were in place, and the food was ready. We even had longtime family friends from San Ramon visit and celebrate with us–I was really happy to see my dad just enjoying his special day.

While all of the food we had was good, I kept coming back to the birthday cake. It was a kievsky cake, and it was delicious. I'm craving some as I'm typing this.

The remainder of the trip was spent exploring more of the coast–we greeted our last day with a trip to Balboa for some stand-up paddle-boarding. It was such a fun experience that I'm actually considering doing it more frequently this summer.



We grabbed lunch at Ciao's, an Italian restaurant on the main street of Balboa Island. Although I shared a filling calzone with my sister, we still went ahead and got a frozen cheesecake from Dad's Original Frozen Banana. So, so good.

On our way back to the resort, we made one last stop at Crystal Cove. The beach here was secluded, and we accessed it through a really cool tunnel!



It was a short break from reality, but a wonderful one regardless. I'm definitely missing the sun and the warm weather. Until next time!





What a beauty. I do love waterfalls. 

Oh, and the grinning lil' bean by the side? That's me!

Hi! I'm Angie, and this is my blog: a tiny space of soon-to-be-collected adventures, thoughts, tidbits & things. 

As Ferris Beuller once noted, life moves pretty fast. And when it gets overwhelmingly stressful, I turn to the pages of books, the spontaneity of travels & the presence of great company to brighten things up a bit more.

Welcome to my One Rad Detour! 

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What a beauty. I do love waterfalls. 

Oh, and the grinning lil' bean by the side? That's me!

Hi! I'm Angie, and this is my blog: a tiny space of soon-to-be-collected adventures, thoughts, tidbits & things. 

As Ferris Beuller once noted, life moves pretty fast. And when it gets overwhelmingly stressful, I turn to the pages of books, the spontaneity of travels & the presence of great company to brighten things up a bit more.

Welcome to my One Rad Detour! 

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