The world exists within those willing to open their eyes wide enough to see its endless possibility and its undeniable beauty.

– ATOD Magazine

 

When my friend, an award winning travel writer, asked me to write a paragraph about my home town and how I got into travel writing, I sat down to the computer and the following words just poured out:

 

I grew up with the smell of salty waves crashing against the grainy shore under the glimmer of perfect Southern California sunshine. Born and raised in Santa Monica where once upon a time it was a haven for fisherman and Hollywood glamour alike, a contrast of socio-economic culture, a world full of diversity, was all around me. My thirst to learn about the world began very early on. Playing on the Santa Monica Pier, people from all around the world came to bask in the beauty around us. Faces of all colors, ages, and backgrounds flocked to the pier throughout the year and it sparked a deep desire to travel as far as I needed to in order to learn about their culture, their art, their cuisine and what stories their history would tell.

As a child roller skating up and down the famed Venice Boardwalk with whispers of Jim Morrison’s mysterious son living somewhere among us, I began noticing just how extraordinary the world around me really was. Travel writing was a natural progression …

 

 

LUXURY TRAVEL | ATOD Magazine

Antigua, Barbuda, Belize, California, Germany, Japan, Las Vegas, Mexico, and more …

Collaborations include Expedia.com, Go Tokyo, Travel Paso, Highway 1 Discovery Route, Visit OKC, Grand Sheraton Hotels, SLO Wine Country

gg21

pp-10

202-master-record-close-up-a

treehouseacre-3

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-4-28-35-pm

acrebaja1


LUXURY TRAVEL {PRINT}

LAPALME Magazine | editor of food + arts + culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

artbasel-dawngarcia-winter-2016_page_56

 artbasel-dawngarcia-winter-2016_page_57

 artbasel-dawngarcia-winter-2016_page_58

 

aria-1-dawngarcia-lapalme

 aria-lapalme-dawngarcia

 malta-mens-final-print-reduced-size_page_56

 malta-mens-final-print-reduced-size_page_58

 malta-mens-final-print-reduced-size_page_59

 malta-mens-final-print-reduced-size_page_57

 MENS SUMMER 201621

 MENS SUMMER 201623

 MENS SUMMER 201622

 WOMENS SUMMER 201634

 WOMENS SUMMER 201635