North Dakota


The Midwest is vast, flat, and open. Not to mention, it also has water, a thing California knows nothing about. Continue reading




Seattle has been one of those places that I always wanted to visit.

So when my friend was having her bachelorette party in Seattle for a weekend, of course I had to go! We spent 48 hours in this city (not to mention the 20 hours it took to get home. Thanks, canceled flight…). We got to see some sights, spend some time with the bridal party, and take in all Seattle had to offer for the weekend. Continue reading



Full of canals and bridges, Amsterdam is surely a beautiful city… even in the rain! Being a smaller city, I felt it was easy to navigate. Most people travel by bike there, but I found that being on foot was just as good. Amsterdam seems to be a hotspot for cultural arts and scenic views. So it was fun to explore the culture and experience #typicaldutchstuff.

Oh, and everyone there speaks English. Which is more than I can say for France.

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Louvre pyramid

It’s been weeks and I’m still thinking about the magic of Paris! The city is highly romanticized but there was still so much to it that made it live up to the expectation. Paris is so easy to get around that most of the time you don’t need to use the metro or a taxi. Walking the streets of Paris is magical mostly because of the history, culture, and ambience. Some of my favorite movies take place in Paris and I loved singing all the songs in my head as I walked.

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This city is full of so much history, yet so completely urban at the same time. I knew I would enjoy it, but I wondered if it would feel too familiar to be an adventure. They speak English, how foreign could it be? Well, little did I know that London was exactly what I was looking for in a trip. Easy to get around the city, easy to communicate with locals, and a comfortable city vibe that was both new and familiar at the same time.

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San Diego

20150425_173910It was a beautiful weekend to be in San Diego. There was a little bit of rain, but much more sun. I would love to go more frequently, since it’s not as far of a drive as I had anticipated. I noticed how everything was so accessible in San Diego. Minimal traffic, all districts were relatively close by, and the hotel circle is very central to the city. I was able to get to each destination in about 10-15 minutes! Although there is so much to do in SD, here is the budget-friendly experience that I enjoyed immensely.
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