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California Travel

San Francisco: Coit Tower​

July 11, 2018

A visit to San Francisco requires a trip to Coit Tower. It’s one of the best places to get a panoramic​ view of the entire city, and it’s only $9 per person for admission. If you visit Coit Tower, it’s probably important that you …

California Travel

San Francisco: Painted Ladies

July 9, 2018

The painted ladies are a group of Victorian style homes in San Francisco, near Alamo Square, painted with bright colors and embellished with perfect little details. There’s a beautiful small grassy area across the street that’s great for picnics, plus you can see the …

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Dine With Me Food Las Vegas

Dine With Me: Andiron

July 7, 2018

Let’s talk Andiron. It’s an amazing restaurant at Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas. I thought the name of the restaurant​ was super odd at first, but after some googling, I realized that an andiron is actually a fireplace accessory that supports the wood log …


California Travel

Beach House Views

July 2, 2018

My friend has a beach house in the quaint little city of Dillon Beach, California. It’s in Bolinas County, which is in the Northern part of the state. One of the coolest things about this beach house is that it was built by hand …


California Travel

Quest for Cows

June 12, 2018

I’ve been to Marin County (and surrounding areas, including Sonoma County) three times before. And every time I come, I make it a goal to seek out cows. There are pastures all over the place, and it’s hard to drive very far without seeing …


PNW Travel

Portland: Powell’s Bookstore

June 10, 2018

Powell’s bookstore is basically heaven on earth for book lovers. With a proper that spans nearly a whole city block, multiple floors packed to the brim with new, used, and rare books, and the perfect amount of Portland-esq vibes, it’s definitely a wonderful place …


Food Recipes

Starbucks Inspired S’Mores Bars

June 9, 2018

*Update: this blog post was written last summer, and I never got around to posting it. Starbucks has decided not to bring back the S’Mores Bars, so now seems like a good as time as any to make them! ———- I love Starbucks. I …

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Arizona Travel

Grand Canyon

June 7, 2018

My friend Tara and I did a quick day trip to the Grand Canyon. It’s only twoish hours away from Las Vegas, and the drive was full of beautiful desert blooms. I hadn’t been to the Grand Canyon since I was a kid, and …