When I decided to move a little over a year ago, I made a list of places that I wanted to see and travel to before I made the final move. While I wasn’t able to cross off all the things on that list, the last trip that I took before our road trip (more … More Hearst Castle and San Luis Obispo
When I first moved to Southern California 4 years ago, I never thought it would be a permanent move. I loved living in Boston and would miss it but the opportunity to live across the country wasn’t going to come around often. It was the perfect time; I had just graduated from Physical Therapy school, … More A Big Move
Of all the places to visit in Los Angeles, the museums, restaurants, exhibits, theme parks, and much more, the Getty Center by far tops my list. It is my favorite place in LA. In fact, I visited it for the first time on only my second trip to California to see my sister, way back … More Getty Center
While I’ve never been a big traveler, I have taken many trips in my lifetime. And on those trips, I’ve come home with lots of different souvenirs and trinkets; something to remember my trip by. There were keychains, some t-shirts, a few magnets, among others. But it wasn’t until this past year when I made … More Do You Collect Things When You Travel?
As I’ve gotten older, I have come to realize how much of an introvert I am (see this test). And with that, I tend to be a bit of a “no” person. This is not to be confused with the opposite of being a “yes man”. It’s not that I never say yes; I am … More Saying Yes
When I tell most people that I’m going to the Huntington Library they give me a funny look and ask why I would go to a public library (assuming I’m going to the Huntington Beach one). Well, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is anything but a public library. I don’t often … More Huntington Library and Gardens
Sorry for the radio silence for the past couple weeks. I was in the middle of moving from my apartment and into a temporary living situation with my sister and brother-in-law (and the cutest niece ever). All before making a final move back to the East Coast. I’ll be writing more about that move later. … More I Moved!
Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with thunderstorms. After a particularly traumatizing experience at a young age, involving a terrible storm and a tornado warning, I would get anxious when I saw the dark clouds rolling in and the wind whipping the trees. I loved the movie Twister (I can’t even … More Summer Storms
I vividly remember the first time I read Harry Potter; I was 10 years old and my mom and I read it together (I even made her do the accents when she read haha). I was instantly hooked and every couple years as the next book would come out, I devoured it in days. I … More The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
On my way back from Yosemite, I wanted to make a stop somewhere along the way. Perfectly situated just south of the park was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I had every intention of driving through Kings Canyon and then south into Sequoia but after looking more closely at the map, the only road … More Sequoia National Park