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 currently… Continue reading Going Down To Mexico, Gonna Eat A Lot Of Tacos.
Whenever I travel back to the Pacific Northwest, life gets stripped down. My love for beer and food get placed aside. That little campfire inside me that longs to explore turns into a wild brushfire and I am not content until I am engulfed by trees. Once I am there, I don’t want to leave.… Continue reading Road Trip | Day 6 No Beer, No Food, Just Trees.
Although I could barely manage to see my surroundings, every now and then I could see the silhouette of the redwoods towering over me and that alone made me feel safe, protected, and content. This trip has been full of clouds and rain preventing Mat and I from camping in the redwood forest, but not… Continue reading Road Trip | Day 2 #MJWINGINIT
In a few hours, 5 a.m. to be exact, my roommate and I shall load up his Subaru with some camping gear and my cat to and make our way to the redwoods in Humboldt. Good times. Good adventures. Be prepared. The last stretch of 2014 is coming to an end and what better way… Continue reading The Final Adventure of The Year| Road Trip
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 cottages… Continue reading Backyard Exploring | Crystal Cove
While my boyfriend held fears of our plane crashing into the deep blue sea, I held the fear of my chimichurri being denied by the TSA. On my recent trip to the East Coast, the only souvenir I brought home with me was a jar of Elvio’s Chimichurri. I purchased two jars from Elvio’s Chimi at Smorgasburg-… Continue reading Chimichurri, a Love Affair.
Forget the Batcave, the Ice Caves will be the only thing that comes to mind when you hear the word cave. In the upper left corner of the U.S. lies America’s best kept secret, the Pacific Northwest. Hidden behind the reputation of a supposed 24/7 rainfall lies the abundance of earth’s natural wonders. Just ninety minutes north of… Continue reading To the Ice Caves!
Holy CRAP! Where to start? I’m the girl who has dreams about food so when I heard about Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, it easily became my main focus for our trip. Smorgasburg is a food flea market that takes place on the Williamsburg waterfront on Saturdays and on the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 on Sundays. I… Continue reading Smorgasburg Food Flea Market | Brooklyn
Cat Cafe, Asakusa Neko-en, in the Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan. The woman who owns this place is a sweetheart and makes me you feel at home. There are also a couple of ramen shops on the same street. Not to mention the excellent view of the Tokyo Sky Tree.
I came across 23 movies that will make you want to travel on Matador Network. It included some of my favorite movies: Amélie, Lost in Translation, The Darjeeling Limited, and Into the Wild. Out of that list, Into the Wild was the movie that influenced me most to travel, at least throughout America. It was a movie that also strongly emphasized… Continue reading Movies That Inspire Travel