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Biophilia hypothesis: the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. The cool breeze hits my face as it rustles the branches causing them to do a little subtle dance. I am surrounded by the sound of birds chirping and every so often, I’ll catch a… Continue reading Biophilia


Ain’t It Grand 

Anxious to see the sunrise paint the canyon’s walls, I desperately rushed over to find it just to have my breath stolen from me. If I were to describe the Grand Canyon in one word, it would be: breathtaking. It was a word I never understood until this cold morning. I think I sat in different spots around… Continue reading Ain’t It Grand 

The Road to Zion

I ask her the question, “How long do you have?” And with no hesitation, she says, “One week and a half” I wonder, will she make it wherever she may go? She listens as I say to her, “You don’t have to be alone” Leaving LA, Tobias Jesso Jr. I officially have one week and… Continue reading The Road to Zion

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. We… Continue 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 we… Continue 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 currently… Continue reading Going Down To Mexico, Gonna Eat A Lot Of Tacos.

Road Trip | Day 2 #MJWINGINIT

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

The Final Adventure of The Year| Road Trip

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