Category Archives: Travels


san diego- nightso ends my trip to san diego, i’ll be back to the city and back to real life tomorrow. the holidays with my family and friends have been such a nice little brake. i got a new camera for christmas, a nikon d 3200 to be exact. yes! so i figured i’d share a few of the pictures i took while getting the hang of the thing.

san diego- winter


southern california bound

home for the holidays

i am heading home to san diego for some holiday family fun. and even though its not your typical white christmas scenery, lights on a palm tree always feel like christmas to me. so tomorrow its going to be me, some good tunes, and the 5 south. i’m so excited to see my family and friends, and just hang out.

sunset cliffs

god and who doesn’t love bright sunny december days?

Happy Holidays!

some massive animals!

i’ve been in South Africa just about a week now! its been super fun, over the weekend we went to the Schotia Game Reserve (a privately owned park) and Addo Park (a national park). since it’s winter time here there were not all whole lot of tourists and we got our own little tour! our guide was a such a cute little lady, and she dove us around in a jeep type thing and she knew so much about all the animals, like did you know elephants really love prickly pear cactus? yep they do and the thorns don’t bother them at all. so we got to get all up close and personal with these animals, and really check them out (all those photos were taken with my iphone! thats how close). around dusk we actually saw some elephants chase off the group of lions it was a pretty intense moment!

i’ll get some more pictures up soon, tomorrow the surf is supposed to be epic big so i’ll be take lots of pictures i’m sure!

away we go

i’ll be meeting my brother alex in amsterdam then we will be on the same flight to cape town south africa(ah!). i was talking to him earlier discussing logistics and what not and he mentioned that he only has one carry on, his guitar. and i was like, what?!?!? where are you putting all your stuff????

i am a chronic over packer, i just don’t know when to stop, although i have now mastered the art of zipping an over filled suitcase! i have 1 checked bag, my chrome backpack for my laptop and books and whatnot, then a small duffle bag for all the stuff that didn’t fit in my suitcase! i guess i’m not too bad, but i always wish i could just keep it simple with one bag and one purse.

picture source {paperfashion}

around the world

i am leaving this sunday to go to africa. this seems random and sudden i know, it feels like that to me to, but its not, its actually been in the plan for the past year and i’ve been so busy with school work and internship that i kind of forgot about it. i mean i didn’t forget that i at the end of may i was going to travel to the other side of the world but, it was definitely pushed to the back of my mind while everything else in my life took precedence. now that school is final over,  and my last day of my internship was this week i can finally wrap my head around the fact that I’M GOING TO AFRICA!

i will be gone for just about two weeks and will be staying in cape town and jeffrey’s bay south africa. i am so excited to finally catch a break, and just chill out in some beautiful spots!

Photo Sources {National Geographic} {Art Life} {Cachemire & Soie}