olympic np

in january, I had knee surgery and so for the month and a half after, I had to keep to low-key activities for full recovery. it was boring as hell and I was getting ansty for new explorations but alas, my knee recovered. we started off in central washington trying to get to this ice cave…

cuba pt III

“we shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” -t.s. eliot, little gidding after we’ve traveled the whole world and we’re old with wrinkly, leathery skin we’ll come back to where it all started confused by…

cuba pt II

in mexico city, we had pulled out 1/3 of our money saving the other 2/3 to withdraw in cuba. andrew and I don’t like traveling with large sums of cash on us and stupidly figured that we would be okay. when we got to havana however, our cards didn’t work. I don’t know if it was our bank,…

cuba pt I

one of the first things andrew and I did when obama lifted the cuban embargo was buy plane tickets. cuba has been a longtime dream for andrew and has obsessed about it ever since I met him in 2011. back in april when we bought the tickets, you had to electronically acknowledge that you fit in 1 of 12…

sequoias, pinnacles, JT

I want to keep this specific post as simple as possible with only my favorite picture from each park because at the moment, I strangely feel the need to preserve the memories. therefore, this may be a boring post to you, which I’m okay with. and if you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen these.. except…

alabama hills, ca

for weeks all I had seen on social media was alabama hills. alabama hills this, alabama hills that. we were supposed to go to kings canyon national park for the second time but thought we should check this place out since it was apparently all the rage. welllllllll it definitely was/is. all of the campsites…

bryce canyon national park

I love utah. I love it so much that I’m borderline obsessed. for a couple of years, certain things led me to have hard feelings towards the state as a whole and now that they’ve been resolved, I feel like I’m playing catch up again and wanting to go any and every chance we get. andrew took…

death valley national park

I know that next on the timeline of catching up with posts is our wedding but I tried writing it and I got too emotional. It was such a sacred day for us both that it’s going to take a few days to fully relay all that I want to so for now… our quest for…

21-22 November: Joshua Tree, CA

for her birthday, peach wanted to go to joshua tree… my type of girl;) I made these prayer flags two years ago and I fly them every chance I get my love for these girls…. indescribable.