I’ll always have Paris… 

“I need to move around a bit. To shuffle my surroundings. To wake up in cities I don’t know my way around and have conversations in languages I cannot entirely comprehend. There is… Continue reading

Heaven on Earth: Touring the Provençal Villages

Provence, when I think of you, I’m overcome with emotions. For five days you filled my life with unforgettable memories. I fell in love with your magnifique qualities. You are the nearest thing to heaven on earth I had ever seen.

A Feast for the Senses: The Picturesque Village of Les Baux-de-Provence 

“Everyone who comes to visit, always asks me to bring them to Les Baux-de-Provence!” Michel told me. I can understand why. Beauty is not only something that pleases the eyes, but also pleases… Continue reading

Exploring Provence: Medieval Avignon@ the Palais des Papes and Pont Saint-Bénézet 

Michel asked me what I wanted to do today. I told him I want to explore Avignon by myself, something that I wasn’t able to do the last time I was here. That’s… Continue reading

From London to Avignon: a Six Hour Journey via Eurostar 

After spending a night in London, I was ready to embark on my next adventure—a detour to Avignon before going to my final destination (Paris). The high speed train to Avignon is approximately… Continue reading

One Night in London

My travel bucket list has three categories: 1. Piece of cake…easily achievable! 2. Hmmm…it’s going to be difficult but it will happen someday! 3. Ummm…in another lifetime perhaps? But before I start talking… Continue reading

Charleston, South Carolina: A True Southern Beauty

Charleston is now one of the most spectacular cities and hottest destinations in the United States and was named by Travel and Leisure as the #1 city in North America.

Thoughts on Race and their Relationship to the Outdoors while Hiking at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California 

While hiking at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, I noticed the demographics of the hikers were mostly 90% whites and 10% Asians. I remembered a podcast I listened to exploring the relationship of race and the outdoors. The National Park Service has reported the lack of diversity in hiking, and when breaking down the numbers, the demographics for their staff mirror the demographics of the visitors, as well as volunteers: 80% whites, 5-6% Hispanics and Blacks, and 2% Asians.

Chasing Waterfalls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon 

The highlight of my Portland trip was a visit to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Although the time I spent perusing books at Powell’s City of Books was a blast, I wanted… Continue reading

A Weekend of Keeping up with the Snots at The Hamptons

The Hamptons was never on my bucket list even during my shallow twenty-something years. At that age, I was constantly around the party crowd, who regularly went clubbing just to see and be… Continue reading