In the land of palm trees

Confession: I had only seen palm trees once before my March Break on the west coast. In 1998, my father and my friend’s parents yanked us out of school for a few weeks to drive down to Florida. I was captivated by the weird looking trees. And recently it hit me: I want to go…

Desert Things

Basically, this blog post is as barren as the Algodones dunes. Here, have some pictures of sand.    

San Francisco

I accidentally went to San Francisco. When I was planning my solo March Break adventures, I was putting in a lot of airport combinations to see what was cheaper, and I ended up booking to San Francisco instead of San Diego, like a total rookie traveller. When I saw my mistake, I figured it was…

Random things that happened in California

-I got a piece of cactus stuck in my finger for 2 weeks -I also ate cactus. A different one. -I ended up in a commune -I accidentally went to the Scientology headquarters -My rental car got swarmed by thousands of bugs that squished all over it. The wipers couldn’t even get them off. I…

Columbia River Gorge

Originally when I was planning my trip to the Pacific Northwest, this wasn’t on my to-do list. But I kept noticing more and more shots on Instagram of places I’d want to see, and they were all in this area. Here is something you need to know about the Columbia River Gorge area: it is…

Damn Fine Coffee

Clearly, the whole two days without sleep + another time zone change caught up with me this morning. I managed to get to the car rental place when they opened, and hit up the hotel’s breakfast buffet, pack, and check out. And then it hit. I had no idea what to do, where to go……

Sleep-deprived in Seattle

Last night, I slept at an airport. I spent the evening out with my cousins for food and drinks, and had a godawful early barely-morning flight to Seattle. So, basically, I shoved some couches together in a corner under some stairs, napped for 2 hours, and spent an unreasonably long time in a security line….