Explore: Universal Studios Hollywood

It's been a while since I've explored somewhere new! I wanted to write about my first experience at Universal Studios! As a person born and raised in SoCal, I'm also just as surprised as you that I've never been before. I've technically been to Universal Studios back in 2012 for Horror Nights, but I don't [...]

Travel: Portland for the New Year

Pioneer Square | Portland, Oregon 2017 has finally arrived and I decided to kick off the new year with a weekend trip to Portland! We spent 3 nights and 3 days in Portland and the weather wasn't as cold as I expected it to be, thankfully. The weekend was filled with good food, beautiful views, [...]

Travel: Post-Grad Seattle Trip

Chihuly Garden Glass | Seattle, WA So it's official! Melissa and I are finally done with our undergraduate careers at UC Irvine. We both finished school a quarter early and thought that a trip to Seattle would be a great way to celebrate. We booked the trip right after finals and stayed for 5 days and [...]

Travel: Arizona Road Trip

Lower Antelope Canyon | Page, Arizona I realized in January that this was my last official quarter as an undergraduate at UC Irvine. I've been seeing a lot of my friends taking trips to San Francisco, Seattle, and even studying abroad. Studying abroad was something that I never considered doing because I knew that it [...]

Travel: Lake Tahoe for the Weekend

South Lake Tahoe, NV Van Sickle Bi-State Park | South Lake Tahoe, NV Drove a few hours from San Ramon to South Lake Tahoe for the weekend and the weather was fantastic! It was chilly (averaging about 40F) but it wasn't the right season for snow just yet. The main goal of the weekend was [...]

Explore: Alcatraz Island in SF

Alcatraz Island | San Francisco, CA I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go on a tour of Alcatraz Island when I was in SF for the weekend! I took an audio tour of the island and it was by far the best tour I've ever been on to date! The narration, the [...]