Hiking Half Dome has been on my life list for a while now, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to finally visit Yosemite National Park this summer. Looking up at the famous mountain from the Curry Village parking lot in Yosemite Valley, I couldn't believe how awe-inspiring it was to see it in person. The iconic granite peak that symbolizes the rugged beauty of the Sierra … [Read more...] about Highs and Lows of Hiking Half Dome
Big Sur is a big deal. Think of it: rocky cliffs with long, luscious views of the Pacific Ocean, magnificent mountains cloaked in fog and covered in evergreens, and nature in perfect harmony with itself. I sincerely can't think of a more visually captivating place than this stunning stretch of the California coast between San Simeon and Carmel. A big part of Big … [Read more...] about Big Sur: Natural Beauty on the California Coast
The past two weeks have been fulfilling--and full--as I've made my way north through the Pacific coast states. … [Read more...] about Adventures Along the Pacific Coast
I've left Los Angeles now, and I'm heading north along California Route 1, also known as the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Although I'm excited for what lies ahead, I can't help but think back to the three amazing days I spent in L.A. … [Read more...] about So Long, Los Angeles
Hey, everyone! I'm finally off adventuring again, this time on the West Coast of the United States. Join me as I drive almost the entire length of the Pacific Coast, from San Diego to Seattle, and hit some highlights in between. Things didn't start out so well last night. My flight, which was scheduled to leave at around 8:30 pm didn't push back from the gate until a few … [Read more...] about Pacific Coast – Here I Come!