Another bucket list for me, a drive through the Cali desert which I can now tick off. A little disappointed I didn't realise how close I was to Joshua Tree but I will have to save that for next time. I am a huge nature lover and the desert didn't disappoint with the feeling of vastness it offers. Limitless and free, a feeling I aspire to feel more often. Driving is another favourite of mine, like playing tennis, one of the greatest sensations in life.
Now onto The Courts in Borrego Springs! Now this place is just unreal. Unreal is the only word I can use to describe it. Photos can just about do it justice. It just so happened that it rained pretty much solidly throughout my whole trip so I didn't get a chance to play on the courts... Highly recommend this place, no doubts worth the trip out there!
I was fortunate enough to be staying at a friends in Laurel Canyon, and spent the next few days visiting clubs in and around LA. I managed to meet up with Sophie, who is another huge tennis lover and entrepreneur. Due to the virus (and rain) we didn't managed to get on court for a hit, but Sophie is an awesome player and competed to a very high standard. Another very genuine and passionate person. Be sure to check her out! Instagram - @sophieanger
Malibu didn't let me down... very cool. Malibu Racquet Club is in a special setting and a real hidden gem. Definition of classy and understated.
I have always really appreciated good craftmanship and there is something about surf boards that I find very pleasing. Where my love for classic cars and Harleys stem from too. Anything you can feel has been made with real genuine love and passion! This is in Surfing Cowboys, Malibu
Unfortunately the rest of my trip was a little restricted due to the pandemic. But here's one of my sunny mornings at Venice Beach Basketball and Padel Tennis Courts... I will live here one day!
One thing that travel does give you is an expanded mind. I feel very fortunate to have seen so much of the world in my few years and travelling places on my own has always acted as a huge catalyst for my personal growth. Even though the landscapes and nature never cease to amaze me, it is always the people that you meet and in the connections you make that will always matter the most and leave you with the greatest, longest lasting impact.
What an epic adventure I will not be forgetting in a hurry!