To inspire others to step out of their comfort zones and detour (D= Discover; E = Experience; Tour) more.
To build a visual platform to share my adventures through photography and writing. My intention is to help guide others to create their own L.A. adventure plans with unique ideas for exploring, helpful tips, information on costs, and the history of places both locals and tourists love to visit.
"Detour L.A." encompasses my slogan (D= Discover; E = Experience; Tour) and also resonates with me because: 1) My adventures typically come with a detour or two (finding your way around L.A. can be tricky, and getting lost is something I've become quite good at!). And 2) As a euphemism for life. Detours, or unexpected situations that veer us off our route, happen. Life has twists, wrong turns, dead ends, road closures, construction zones...you catch my drift. With some detours unable to avoid, we (sometimes with the help & support of others) can become empowered to hop on the road to resilience. In the words of Carl Jung, "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become."
Hi! I'm Jordan. Since I was a young girl, I've had a love for exploring, photography, writing, and creating. I have my bachelors degree in Communication, Masters degree in Counseling, and work full-time in L.A. When I'm not working, my favorite thing to do is to explore the City of Angels, either by myself or with friends, and share my images, experiences, and insights with others.
I hope this will be a helpful resource as you plan your trip to L.A. or to simply inspire you to explore more of your own city (...and to embrace the detours along the way)!