There’s nothing quite like a California Christmas. This picture was taken on Christmas Eve morning on the drive down to Santa Barbara. The colorful sunrise, the mist in front of the Channel Islands, the glassy water…that’s the kind of winter I’m accustomed to. So now that I’m back in Ohio, I find myself feeling homesick for the sunshine and the land itself. Not to mention family and friends. Good thing I’ve got some springtime travels to look forward to: Chicago and DC. Nothing like a little travel to take my mind off the everyday!