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I've always been curious about our world since I was a little one. Now, I'm incredibly blessed through the art of writing (and the Internet!) that I can share what I learned about this world as I explore.

I provide more than guides but tips to encourage yourself to seek majestic beauty through trips you've never taken, things you've never experienced, hikes you have to conquer, and take that step to be a confident adventurer. There are so many stories surrounding these places and I want to be that storyteller for you.





Tag: west coast

20 Things I Learned When I Moved To The West Coast

20 Things I Learned When I Moved To The West Coast

Moving to the West Coast in The United States was nerve-wracking at first. I did not think that change was happening for me right after graduating from college. The East Coast was always home for me or at least I thought it was… You never […]

Hiking Benefits I’ve Seen So Far From the 52 Hike Challenge

Hiking Benefits I’ve Seen So Far From the 52 Hike Challenge

If you have been following along some of the old articles and my Instagram, I have mentioned that I have been doing the #52HikeChallenge. I joined this challenge when I first heard about it and since I had moved to the land of many, many […]

Hiking the Bell Rock Trail in Sedona: The Astonishing History And Its Powerful Connection to Spirituality

Hiking the Bell Rock Trail in Sedona: The Astonishing History And Its Powerful Connection to Spirituality

Did you know Sedona was once a beach? It’s kind of crazy to think about it especially when we all know of Sedona being famed for its red rocks situated here in Arizona and its dry atmosphere. These rocks were formed from millions of years […]

What To Expect On Your First Time Horseback Riding Experience

What To Expect On Your First Time Horseback Riding Experience

Hiking the trails in Arizona, I have always come across horseback riders that I would stop and pave way for to let them get ahead on these trails. There are numerous, close to infinite, trails in this state with rocky and deserted terrains that create […]

Best Places To See In San Francisco, California, For Your First Time (including Yosemite National Park)

Best Places To See In San Francisco, California, For Your First Time (including Yosemite National Park)

Collaboration Blog Post by Leslie Lopez and Gabrielle Sales (Side note: This will be quite a lengthy and detailed post about San Francisco, but grab a snack and maybe a beer while you read through our suggested itinerary.) San Francisco is a city we all […]

Lights of the World: One of America’s Largest Lights and Lantern Festival Located in the Heart of Arizona

Lights of the World: One of America’s Largest Lights and Lantern Festival Located in the Heart of Arizona

When you think of festival lights, you may automatically think of the holidays, during the time that millions of people around the world proudly display their brightly lit decorations. That’s not the case for Lights of the World, a lights and lantern festival located in […]

In Winslow, Arizona, You Can Go See The Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth

In Winslow, Arizona, You Can Go See The Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth

Located few minutes from the historic Route 66 and by Interstate 40 in Winslow, Northern Arizona lies a giant hole. Yeah, a giant hole, but not just a plain giant hole… it’s a meteor crater. Instead of singing “Well, I’m standing on a corner in […]

Let’s Pretend We’re In Italy at Las Vegas, Nevada: Tivoli Village

Let’s Pretend We’re In Italy at Las Vegas, Nevada: Tivoli Village

Last week, I came back from Las Vegas, Nevada as part of a short family trip (and since coming from Arizona, we went to the Grand Canyon first — my second time and we directed over there).  It’s been two years since I last visited […]

Visiting Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona: Find Millions of Cacti

Visiting Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona: Find Millions of Cacti

The other day (October 14) was the 24th birthday of Saguaro National Park! I moved here temporarily in Arizona on September 29th to spend time here to relax with my family, especially with my parents who moved here almost a year ago. Coming to this […]

How I Made the Most of 24 Hours in Colorado (featuring the Rocky Mountains)

How I Made the Most of 24 Hours in Colorado (featuring the Rocky Mountains)

Nobody ever forgets the first time they travel alone. In May, after spending time with my parents in their home state of Arizona, I decided to take that plunge to do some solo traveling and it was going to be my first time. I said […]