Hawaii, USA

Nāpali Coast Tour: A Kauai Must See

The island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Its lush, green rain forest carpeting most of the island is what gives it the nickname The Garden Isle. From the pristine beaches with white sand and turquoise water, to the charming villages, flowing waterfalls, even its quirky, resident… Continue reading Nāpali Coast Tour: A Kauai Must See

California, USA

A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California is one of the largest urban parks in the world. It covers over four thousand acres, in the Los Feliz neighborhood with Burbank to the North and Glendale to the East, running along the 5 freeway. It’s even bigger than Central Park in New York. The park is an… Continue reading A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

Arizona, USA

A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

California / Arizona state line When you think of Arizona what thoughts are brought to mind? Hot weather? Desert and cactus? Maybe water skiing on Lake Powell? Cue a Matrix meme here: what if I told you, there is a part of Arizona that gets cold and even sees snow? Crazy right? The city of… Continue reading A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

California, USA

Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Los Angeles is a pretty hip place. Trendy restaurants seem to pop up every other day, there’s always another cool bar to try out or an event happening somewhere. But there are so many trendy restaurants, bars, and museums spread out all over that sometimes it’s hard, even for a local, to know where to… Continue reading Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Hawaii, USA

Honolulu: What to See When You Only Have One Day

Honolulu and Waikiki Beach are almost synonymous with Hawaii itself. A wide angle shot of the soaring hotel high rises lined up along the beach is used in movies and TV shows over and over again.  When you’ve only got a day in a place as awesome as Honolulu, you’ve really got to prioritize. There’s… Continue reading Honolulu: What to See When You Only Have One Day

California, USA

LA Museum Day

I’ve been fascinated by history for as long as I can remember. When most kids played in a cardboard box pretending it was a car, I wrote Mayflower on the side of mine and pretended to sail to America. When I was in the seventh grade I went on a class trip to Colonial Williamsburg… Continue reading LA Museum Day

Hawaii, USA

Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

The Aloha State. The Sandwich Islands. Hawaii is one of those places that seems to entrance everyone who steps foot on one of her islands. I know of dozens of people who return back again and again and I’ve never understood why someone would go to the same place for every vacation until I went… Continue reading Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

California, USA

Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna

Labor Day - the traditional end of summer (although fall doesn’t technically start until three weeks later) and that three day weekend right after the first week of school has become a popular holiday for spending time outdoors. Gotta soak up all that sun before it’s gone right? Or at least I assume that’s what… Continue reading Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna

California, USA

A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos

One of my favorite things to do when I’m on vacation is visiting historic sites, whether it be churches and castles in Europe, temples in Asia or ancient structures in Mexico, I love envisioning what life was like in that exact spot hundreds or sometimes thousands of years ago. It’s important to note when you… Continue reading A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos

California, USA

Discovering Point Loma: Ocean Views and State History on the San Diego Bay

There’s no doubt that San Diego is a beautiful city.  I might be biased since I grew up there, but I’m pretty sure a ton of people agree with me.  There is so much to see and do; sandy beaches line just about all of the coast, new breweries and restaurants are popping up what… Continue reading Discovering Point Loma: Ocean Views and State History on the San Diego Bay