Why Liège? | Day 51

When people go to Belgium, they go to Brussels or perhaps Bruge, but there I was on a train to Liège. Who goes this city while backpacking Europe? This girl. You’re probably wondering why Liège was even on my itinerary? I’ve got three reasons: waffles, frites and beer. And that’s exactly what I got. I hadContinue reading “Why Liège? | Day 51”

Cinque Terre | Day 43

Ever since I left the Scandinavian islands and made my way inland through Europe, I was anxious to get to a coastal city again– Cinque Terre, the five towns that sit alongside the cliffs off the coast in Italy. The salt-filled wind brushed against my skin; I made it. I finally made it from the BalticContinue reading “Cinque Terre | Day 43”

Wes Anderson’s Milan | Day 42

If you’ve ever dreamed of being in a Wes Anderson film, one way you can realize that dream is by visiting the cafe that Wes Anderson designed himself– Bar Luce. I only spent time in Milan because I found out about this cafe and decided I’d fit it into my itinerary. It’s not very often thatContinue reading “Wes Anderson’s Milan | Day 42”

I’ll Melt With You in Florence | Day 39

Memorized by all the details on the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, the main Cathedral of Florence, I asked my new friend if I could touch it. I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that people who lived hundreds of years ago created such beauty that could withstand time and it was there rightContinue reading “I’ll Melt With You in Florence | Day 39”

Iceland, you’ve changed | Day 2

I learned on the first day of this trip to expect the unexpected. It may be cliche, but it’s true. I’m learning quickly how hard it is stay motivated when travelling while battling a cold that just doesn’t seem to want to go away and maybe it’s actually because of travelling that the cold isn’tContinue reading “Iceland, you’ve changed | Day 2”

Why Not Climb It? | Day 3 Mount Solmar

“Let’s climb Mt. Solmar,” she said. “Okay,” I say, followed by, “What’s that?” I look at Kaitlyn’s phone and see that it’s that very mountain in the postcard I had just finished writing. We had to missions for the day: Get to the post office to send out our postcards and to climb Mt. Solmar. WeContinue reading “Why Not Climb It? | Day 3 Mount Solmar”

Once Upon A Time In Mexico | Day 2 #KJgettintacos

We made it through customs and finally stepped foot outside of the airport, to be greeted with a beer and a shot of tequila. So this is Mexico? I felt like I was on the Vegas strip. Teddy had been to Mexico a bunch of times before and have friends who live here so weContinue reading “Once Upon A Time In Mexico | Day 2 #KJgettintacos”

Going Down To Mexico, Gonna Eat A Lot Of Tacos.

Where does saying yes get you? On a flight to Mexico with new friends. We’ve got me, the wanderlusting transplant from Hawai’i; Kaitlyn, the Australian gal who spent her semester abroad in Long Beach; Jasmine, the aspiring sports journalist out of Laguna Beach, and her boyfriend Teddy, the professional skimboarder. All of whom are currentlyContinue reading “Going Down To Mexico, Gonna Eat A Lot Of Tacos.”

Meet up at Meatup BBQ | OCBeerBlog

Sometimes when you’re constantly planning and going on adventures, you don’t ever get the chance to sit down and document them because you’re too busy just living in the moment. Recently, I got to grab a bite and some brews with the man behind OC Beer Blog and he asked me to guest write on hisContinue reading “Meet up at Meatup BBQ | OCBeerBlog”

Backyard Exploring | Crystal Cove

I get caught up with wanting to explore things in the distance, so I told myself to explore my surroundings. Crystal Cove is part of Newport Beach in Orange County, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast highway. What sets this beach apart from the rest is the Historic District of beach cottagesContinue reading “Backyard Exploring | Crystal Cove”