Endangered Baby: Leatherback Sea Turtle

Recently I visited Las Baulas National Marine Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. But I didn’t see a single one of these leatherback turtles that the park is named after (baula is the Spanish word for leatherback sea turtle). It’s because after surviving for more than 100 million years, Pacific leatherbacks are now critically endangered. My…

What Does Pura Vida Mean?

In Tamarindo. Costa Rica is so fresh! I feel at home here more than any other place I’ve been…even more than my actual home in Los Angeles. Vibrations are high and all of nature is in tune with one another. The locals and expats easily found a place in my heart. I’m going to continue…

Seafood Watch

I’m crazy about the fish tacos at El Pescador in Highland Park. But I haven’t been back there in months because I’m afraid to ask the question: where was this fish caught? The last thing I ever wanted was to be one of those people they make fun of in Portlandia! I’m guessing that the…

Welcome to everything is nature

The name everything is nature comes from something my niece Anna wrote to me in a homemade card. I thought it was so philosophical for a 7-year-old, and it’s so true. For Earth Day 2015, I decided to give a little gift to the planet by starting my own little magazine in honor of life…

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on whale watching

I got a chance to correspond with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world. It took him 312 days in 1968-1969, and he won the Golden Globe Race. At the age of 75, he’s still at it. His story is well documented, but what I really wanted to know…

Endangered Baby: Amur Leopard

It’s so difficult to choose the first endangered species to highlight here, because there are so many. Obscure ones like tapirs, okapis, saolas, pangolins; and the famous black rhinos, Sumatran elephants, and South China tigers  – you’ll learn about them all here at one point or another. I decided to start with the exquisite creature…