Going Back in Time in the Oldest Castle in the United States: Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots here in Florida. There's history, culture, good food, interesting architecture, and the people are so friendly. I've always thought that it was like New Orleans but classier and cleaner. If you've read some of my previous posts, you'll know that I adore New Orleans so…

Feeling Nostalgic of My Hometown, Tucson, Arizona

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll probably know that I was raised as a desert dweller. I lived in the dry landscapes of the southwestern United States in Tucson, Arizona. Arizona is a state unlike any other. The environment, particularly the Sonoran desert, can't be found anywhere else in the United…

Places That I Really Wanted to Visited in Houston, Texas, But Never Did

I recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida, after living in Houston, Texas, for just over a year. In that year, the COVID-19 pandemic started and I moved out of the state, so I never got the chance to visit a few places on my bucket list. "Greetings from Houston" mural, ft. me! So, what are those…

What It’s Like to Visit Disney World During the Pandemic

I will preface this post by saying: I know that it is not a smart idea to visit Disney World, or go anywhere (besides outside to explore, alone) during this pandemic, but my family surprised me with a trip to Disney World for Christmas. It was not my idea and I originally did not want…

Christmastime is a Dream at St. Augustine, Florida

I recently went to St. Augustine, Florida, with my family at Christmastime, and it was an absolute dream! I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, but I had seen some beautiful photos of the Christmas lights that encompassed the entire town on social media and recommended that my family and I visit. When we…

Places in Florida that I Really Want to Visit This Year

In case you haven't heard, I recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida! I moved here having never visited before, knowing nothing about the area, and being a west coast California girl. So, this area - this entire state - is entirely new to me, and I can't wait to explore it! I already have a bucket…

A Midwestern Dream | Exploring Lafayette, Indiana

Have you ever explored the Midwest? This west coast gal hasn’t! But now I’m slowly working my way through it and I’m actually so pleasantly surprised. Lafayette, Indiana, is located about an hour and a half north of Indianapolis, in the Midwestern part of the state; it’s also about two and a half hours from…

Places I Really Want to Visit Again

Quarantine has made me really introspective about the places that I've been lucky enough to visit, and which places I would love to visit again. Of course I'm feeling the wanderlust, so here are a few places that I really want to visit again at some point in my life! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is rich…