Nebraska, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 4 — Nebraskan Fossil Beds

Finally, the road trip officially started!  Pop Pop and I left the Fort Collins Best Western on Thursday, Sept. 24, but we made sure to stop at my favorite pancake destination, Urban Egg, which I discovered last year on the road trip out to California. It was my first time eating indoors during the pandemic,… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 4 — Nebraskan Fossil Beds

Colorado, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 3 — Work from Colorado

If you’ve kept up with my road trip 2.0 so far, you’re probably thinking it has been quite boring. I wouldn’t blame you. Pop Pop and I spent the first day and a half driving, and on Wednesday, Sept. 23, we worked. My uncle was super nice and let us work at his house in… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 3 — Work from Colorado

Colorado, Nevada, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 2 — An Open Road

On the road again, and seemingly forever. Pop Pop and I were behind the wheel by 7:30 in the morning on September 22 with nothing but driving on our minds. The road trip back to NJ was definitely less relaxed than the trip to CA, because while we had about the same amount of time,… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 2 — An Open Road

California, Nevada, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 1 — Goodbye, LA

When I arrived in Santa Monica in June of 2019 with my grandfather, I did not expect to be hitting him up for another road trip just over a year later. But, as I said, COVID-19 has really changed people's lives, and the reflection it allowed me ended up changing mine.  Pop Pop arrived at… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 1 — Goodbye, LA

California, Thoughts, Travel

CA to NJ: The emotion I was not expecting to visit

I knew I would be emotional coming to Los Angeles just to leave again (and for good), but I didn’t expect to care about leaving my apartment and friends so much. When I landed at LAX, I was greeted by my always cheerful roommate, and we met up with our coworker for dinner and drinks… Continue reading CA to NJ: The emotion I was not expecting to visit

america, California, Thoughts, Travel

CA to NJ: I’m headed home

Sept. 12, 2020 My best flow of thought and writing comes when I’m on airplanes, but even now, on my way to Los Angeles, it’s difficult to think of the words to say.   Let me start with this: I did not think when I picked up a freelance writing gig in early August it would… Continue reading CA to NJ: I’m headed home

Travel, travel tips

What is “Adventure,” Really?

Hello, friends! Today I want to talk about a revelation I had about something I mentioned a few weeks back: adventure.   What is adventure? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s  an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks;an exciting or remarkable experience;an enterprise involving financial risk I want to focus on the first and second definitions.  An… Continue reading What is “Adventure,” Really?

america, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Tennessee, Travel, Utah, Virginia

Cross Country Road Trip: Wrapped Up

Six days and 3,000 miles later, I completed my first cross-country road trip with my partner in travel. The amount of memories made in the states between New Jersey and California are irreplaceable, and I am, as always, grateful to have another unforgettable adventure with my Pop Pop. Speaking of, it’s a special day today:… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Wrapped Up

California, Nevada, Travel

Cross Country Road Trip: Nevada to California

June 12, 2019 Time flew by and Pop Pop and I reached the seventh and final day of our cross-country road trip. We had my favorite meal of the day at the quaint Southwest Diner that provided a complimentary breakfast with our stay at the Best Western there in Boulder City. Our last destination of… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Nevada to California

Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

June 11, 2019 The western-style breakfast did not disappoint this morning with French toast, classic biscuits and gravy, eggs, fruit, yogurt and more. However, we had even more exciting things to do besides eat breakfast today. First up: horseback riding. I chuckled when Pop Pop said he was interested in a horseback ride, because I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Utah