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

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

america, travel tips

What is revenge travel and will you partake?

If there is one thing we learned during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that Americans don’t like feeling trapped (i.e., protests against masks, flocking to bars as soon as they open and so on). America is still facing rising cases throughout the country and the uncertainty of when any sort of entertainment will return to “normal” is consequently… Continue reading What is revenge travel and will you partake?

Thoughts

Why Taking Photos is Important

“Millenials only see things through the lens of their cameras.” “Why don’t kids put down their cameras and live in the moment?” These are statements I’m sure most of us have heard or even thought—I can say I’ve done both. I actually just read an opinion article that determined that younger generations on their phones… Continue reading Why Taking Photos is Important

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?

California, entertainment

Solo Series: I took an Acting Class

No, I didn’t let the LA dream hit me and decide to become an actress. My dad is friends with a really nice man named David Wells who is an actor and owns an acting class business. I met him a few months ago when my dad was in town and he said to swing… Continue reading Solo Series: I took an Acting Class

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

Cross Country Road Trip: By Myself in Cali

June 16, 2019 Pop Pop left yesterday and I am officially in LA with just my own company. I cannot say enough how thankful I am to have Hallie’s apartment to myself for the time being. It’s the one thing I am sure of right now, and it’s the one thing making me comfortable. Since… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: By Myself in Cali

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