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

The Garden of Eden

Hidden deep within Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz, California, is a gorgeous hideaway dubbed by college kids and locals alike as The Garden of Eden. Surrounded by some of the tallest redwood trees in the world, this stream is one of Santa Cruz’ lesser known attractions.       Even though I happened to … More The Garden of Eden

Big Bear Lake

Last Thanksgiving, my mom and I decided it was as good of a day as any to venture out two hours east to the San Bernardino Mountains and Big Bear. We weren’t planning on skiing or anything (in all honesty, I’m not sure what exactly it was we were planning on doing there), but driving … More Big Bear Lake

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

Lake Hodges

One of the only actual lakes in San Diego, Lake Hodges is a gorgeous spot in San Diego, and a rather un-touristy one too. The drive to the lake is breathtaking, as Del Dios Hwy gives some of the best views of the lake that I’ve ever seen. The drive somewhat reminds me of Big … More Lake Hodges