Norwegian Fjords: Beautiful, Magical, Breathtaking.

Approaching the Seven Sisters. While all of Norway is beautiful, the fjords are breathtaking. It is surreal to be totally encased by enormous mountains in every direction. Waterfalls, vivid greenery, and small fishing huts line the mountainside and small, rocky shorelines, making you feel slingshotted into a Nicholas Sparks novel about a lady from the …

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2019 Road Trip: An Unexpected Visit to the Southeast.

**Those who've read my previous road trip blogs know they are long, and this one is no different! If you read until the end: Thank you!!!** Most road trips I take with my friend are jam-packed and hectic, with stop after stop after stop. We decided to do this one a bit differently, spending more …

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The Vasquez Rocks; Home of the Bandido.

In the Sierra Pelona Mountains in northern Los Angeles County, near the small town of Agua Dulce, California, sits a collection of rocks that is really cool, and really famous. Formally known as Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, many call it just the Vasquez Rocks (I will refer to it as such here). This 932-acre park is pretty much …

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St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 2.

Hello! As this is a two-parter, I won't spend a ton of time on an introduction. If you haven't read my first Russian blog, you can find it here: St. Petersburg, Russia; Palaces and Vodka – Part 1. Day 1 was very hectic and jampacked, while Day 2 was more relaxed and less frantic. Both days …

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St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 1.

This is going to be a 2-parter! Please stay tuned for Part 2! The 3 items we needed in order to step foot on Russian soil. Oh Russia. It has worked up quite a name for itself, hasn’t it? Regardless of your feelings on Russian politics or Vladimir Putin, there is no denying that 17th …

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National Park Adventures: Joshua Tree National Park.

I have wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for about 3.5 years. Since my time in California is ending, it was now or never (obviously not really, but it’s much easier to visit while still in the state). Located in the Mojave Desert, it sits 20 minutes from the city of Joshua Tree, one …

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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum: it’s really weird.

"I do not wish to be an artist. I only wish that art enables me to be." - Noah Purifoy The Castle. **Note: This blog got a bit wonky when I added the photos, my apologies. This is not a wordy blog, but I still wanted to add as many photos as possible.** Nestled in …

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Southern California, Part 2: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

Hello! As this is a Part 2, I won't spend much time on an introduction. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, here is the link: Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets. Part 1 covers: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Venice Beach, the San Diego Zoo, the Tournament of Roses Parade: Post-Parade Float Showcase, and Mount …

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Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

View when flying in from the East. When you think about Southern California, or just California in general, is it along the lines of: crowded, Hollywood, acting, Democrats, and tacos?  While California is generally all these things, it is also much more. I have a love/hate relationship with this state, as it is technically my …

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