Shaun White Encounter
Unexpected experiences are one of my favorite parts of travel. While walking down Venice
Beach for my first time I saw a crowd gathering at the skate park so I decided to check it out. Shaun White, fresh off his Olympic gold medal victory in Vancouver
, was skating with the local kids. He was waiting his turn and chatting with people around him, and it felt as though I was getting a glimpse of what everyday life was like for the locals, even if in this town the locals happen to be celebrities.