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: 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 [...]

Travel: My First Time in SF (Part 2)

After visiting the Golden Gate Park area, I got to explore the cloudier part of SF. Before I explored Fisherman's Wharf and I got to try the infamous Philz Coffee. Philz Coffee | San Francisco, CA It was surprisingly empty around the time I went, so there was no wait!  I was actually surprised to [...]

Travel: My First Time in SF (Part 1)

Japanese Tea Garden | San Francisco, CA Visit the Yelp page here. My first time on a plane was this past March 2015. I hopped on a plane, landed in Oakland, and got to see San Francisco for the first time in my life. Here's my first adventure in NorCal back in March. The Japanese [...]