Summer Road Trip to Zion National Park

I have no idea how to relax. Relaxing involves having to sit still for prolonged periods of time and just… existing. It’s just not a vibe I understand. Maybe it’s an untreated form of anxiety, but if I’m not up and doing something, I feel like I’m wasting time. Anyone else feel this way? Cuz I…

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Guys. I finally did it. I upgraded my existing Zion National Park pass to an America the Beautiful pass, which honestly, I had no idea was possible. Yep, I’m starting this post off with a #protip: you can essentially use an existing NPS pass to cover the cost of the America the Beautiful pass. i.e….

Food & Drink Guide: Seattle

A good friend of mine is heading to Seattle soon and I bombarded her with texts of what to do, eat, and see in Seattle. Thankfully, she’s super patient and appreciates my quirks, I think 😉 To avoid that next time someone asks me about Seattle, I’ll save them the text rampage and direct them…

Where to Eat in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

I’ve never visited Southeast Asia. I know. Shocker. It seems like everyone has gone to Thailand over the past three years. Me? I’ve just never had the opportunity to and traveling there wasn’t very high up on my list. Let’s just say I’m not a huge fan of hot, humid weather. But when my cousin suggested…

Travel Guide: Yosemite National Park

Frequently, when I’m stressed out from the daily grind or from plain old adulting, I like to venture to the mountains. Just close enough to where I can stare at them from afar before I even set foot on them. Large, unmoving masses that have been there long before me. Their existence reminds me that everything will…

Road Trip Through Zion & Bryce Canyon

Being in my late 20s, I just don’t find the appeal of ringing in the New Year at a club filled with hundreds of strangers. Call me a granny, but if being so meant avoiding high heels and ear-splitting music in a sweaty box, then I embrace it! And embrace I did. As a last…

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Unless you’ve been shut indoors without any connection to the Internet — besides to this blog for some reason, you’ve probably heard that wildflowers are blooming everywhere in California. And of course, I had to see this recent “superbloom” with my own eyes. I decided to head to Antelope Valley to smang on some poppies….

9 Items You Should Pack for Coachella Camping

Coachella starts Friday, but thousands, including yo gurl, will be venturing to the Empire Polo Fields today. As I’m scrambling to pack everything I need to camp (this will be my 6th time?!) out there, I thought I’d share some of my must-have items to make Coachella camping a success, especially for those going to Weekend…

BLD: Los Angeles – Day 1

Los Angeles is chock full of food options. From cheap eats to fine dining, LA’s food scene is one-of-a-kind. Below is how I’d spend a full day in one of my favorite food places in the world. As always, use each post to build your own food itinerary for BLD. CITY: Los Angeles BREAKFAST Where…

Review: Osprey Daylite Daypack

I love bags. Not purses. Like built-for-utility, well-designed bags. I mean, don’t get me wrong. A nice purse always catches my eye, but I always go for function over looks, first. And if you know me at all, I have an unhealthy number of bags in my possession. I put bags inside bags. To paint…