"Keep up the great work, Donna. There's nobody like you out there in the smogosphere, and you bring a very human and grounded perspective to a long-running dilemma of Los Angeles: do we love our lifestyles more than the public health it endangers. As a Smogtown co-author and local writer, your blog is indispensable! Breathe well!"
Chip Jacobs, Co-Author of award-winning book Smogtown
"Wow you’re fun to read! I was just forwarding your website to a friend and so had occasion once again to get wrapped up in your world. You are an inspiration. Yes I’m still reading and it just struck me how much like Kurt Vonnegut your writing, style, wit… but I’m probably not the first to mention that. Breakfast of Champions. Are you familiar with it? Maybe more like Vonnegut (serious bits) meets Bridget Jones."
Deb from Victoria, B.C.
Jack from Sechelt, British Columbia
"Wonderful review ... it makes me want to experience Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge myself ... and Maligne Lake ... and Chris and ... all things Canadian. Sure glad I found your blog!"
You've a fantastic knack for weaving humor with serious, life altering information - punctuated with gorgeous photos. A visit to your site turns into hours as I'm drawn further and deeper into your world. Looking forward to the film version ;)"
I think what you do on this site is unique by combining real-life air quality conditions, and just the right amount of data, and steep that into the cultural milieu to give a better sense of place than anyone else out there ostensibly writing ‘travel’ pieces.
If you think about it, you can visit anywhere in the world and avoid drinking the water, you can choose the food you eat, you can select just about any experience you want, or avoid encountering anything unpleasant in various locales around the globe…. except the air.
You have to breathe.
Great concept, and very well executed.
Best of luck!"