Dominican Adventures

  For the past several months, I’d been living in anticipation of my first international trip in years. Every night before bed, I would look up pictures on Instagram or Google to see awe-inspiring images of gorgeous waterfalls and white sandy beaches. Finally, on April 2nd, the day came. I was going to the Dominican … More Dominican Adventures

Shroom Caves

As Solana Beach’s worst kept secret, it seems that almost every local San Diegan has at least heard of the Shroom Caves. The tall, sandstone caves that are visible from the 5 freeway are a favorite hangout spot among local teenagers, and a canvas  for graffiti artists. I first heard of this place as a … More Shroom Caves

The Saxony Swing

Hiding in the heart of Encinitas is a place straight out of your average Indie film: The Saxony Swing. Named after the road you can find it on, this spot is on the intersection of Quail Gardens Road and Saxony Road, in a sweet little canyon. The first time I was brought here, we went down … More The Saxony Swing

Slide Rock State Park

Finally in the Arizona series is one of my favorite places we visited on the roadtrip; Slide Rock State Park. Located a little north of Sedona is this gorgeous haven from the hot Arizona sun: a natural waterpark surrounded by some of Sedona’s infamous red rocks. After paying a $10 entrance fee, we walked in … More Slide Rock State Park

Horseshoe Bend

Another commonly photographed spot in Arizona is Horseshoe Bend. With an amazing view of the Colorado River weaving around Page’s painted canyons, Horseshoe Bend is a popular spot for photographers and appreciators of natural beauty to visit. A trail takes you a mile west to see the beautiful place. We went around sunset on the … More Horseshoe Bend