September 24, 2019

I recently spent a night in LA with one of my closest friends, who has an adorable and highly intelligent 4-year-old. I've been around this kid since he was an infant, and he's always been just as verbal as he is inquisitive, so it's no surprise that his first phrase was, "What'...

November 16, 2018

I first visited White Sands National Monument when I was about eleven years old, and I was utterly fascinated by the landscape. I had never seen dunes before, and from the ripples to the way the sand sparkled under the sun, this was a spot that really stuck with me. In college I bookmarked a few sun...

October 29, 2018

I drove through Bend, Oregon last fall, but I didn’t have much time to explore the surrounding areas, so I promised myself I’d spend a few days here on my next northwest road trip. From the views of the Cascade range to an abundance of amazing eateries, it's official: I’ve fallen madly in love w...

June 23, 2018

I saw my first tornado in 2016, and it was easily one of the most intense moments I've ever experienced in nature. From the force of the wind to the smell of the rain (not to mention the hypnotic movement of the grass and clouds), spring storms in the midwest are truly their own special kind of...

June 16, 2018

I first visited the Grand Canyon on a family road trip when I was a kid, and it blew me away. Last spring I went backpacking in Havasupai (equally mind blowing), and rather than going straight back to southern California, I routed myself east on I-40 to the South Rim. Yavapai Point did not disappoin...

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