Visiting concrete jungle in the winter is a bad idea. Especially if that jungle is Chicago. That’s ok, because although the observatories were closed due to lack of visibility my first few days, there are luckily other things to do. Lincoln Park: one of the city’s more popular parks right out of the dense landscape of skyscrapers and … Continue reading The farmer in the… city?
California born and raised, I always assumed we had the best beaches and never thought past this tidbit of common knowledge. I’ve been up the Pacific coast line into Canada and thought, “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” False. On a recent trip to North Carolina, my friend and I joined her parent’s … Continue reading Wrightsville Beach: charming beachfront, perfect destination
In honor of Yosemite National Park’s 150th anniversary, I want to share my favorite, most peaceful spot in the tourist-run valley for anyone visiting this summer. As many times as I’ve been to Yosemite valley to hike trials and gawk at the massive water falls (when they had water in them), one of my favorite places is … Continue reading Tranquility lives on quiet bank in Yosemite
So much about the state of Utah hides behind the shadows of stereotypes, mal-education and just general ignorance. I didn’t know much outside the Salt Lake City airport and what I saw beneath the plane until recently. This summer, SLC was my final destination, not connection, as I then drove north to explore Cache Valley, … Continue reading Cache Valley: hidden hiking paradise
If you’ve ever been to Charlotte, North Carolina, you know there’re so many neighborhoods to explore, it seems near impossible to get fully acquainted with the city. However, Uptown Charlotte not only has a beautiful skyline from the distance (when the roads are straight enough to expose the architecture without trees blocking the view), but also has gems … Continue reading Not just produce in 7th street market