I’ve been spending a bit more time in a place that I never thought I’d be: The Midwest. And something even more surprising? I’m loving it! More specifically, I’m in Indiana but I’ve been roadtripping throughout the region and I’m learning a few things during my time here that non-midwesterners might not know that surprise me, or things that even people living in the Midwest … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned about the Midwest
Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from Indianapolis. Park admission is $7 per car on weekends, $4 … Continue reading Crossing through Riverbeds & Seeing Lover’s Leap | Hiking Trail #2 in Shades State Park, Indiana
At this point in my life, I’ve taken quite a few road trips across the United States. Each one is a different experience, but still so much fun. Road trips are an easy way to see the country and travel on a budget, either alone or with people. I’ve taken road trips solo and with people, but travelling solo is definitely more challenging than travelling … Continue reading Taking a Solo Road Trip? Here are some tips to help!
Looking for a fun place to both hike and swim? Get a workout in and then relax on the beach? (Or one over the other – I won’t judge!) Indiana Dunes National and State Park is the perfect place for that! Indiana Dunes State and National Park is located along the northwestern edge of Indiana, next to Illinois and its shoreline is of Lake Michigan, … Continue reading Climbing Over Dunes & Relaxing at the Beach in Indiana Dunes State & National Park, Indiana
Yes, the actual name of this trail is called “Old Baldy.” It’s because It leads to a saddle that is mostly “bald” (fewer trees), hence the name. Old Baldy is located in Coronado National Forest, about 40 miles south of Tucson in southern Arizona. It’s a favorite hiking spot for my family and birders. This hike is about 5 miles round-trip. On AllTrails, this hike … Continue reading Hiking Old Baldy Trail in Coronado National Forest, Arizona
So you want to intern a NASA? I don’t blame you! In my biased opinion, it’s one of the best places to intern! Here’s a fun fact: you don’t have to be in STEM to intern at NASA. Yes, you can intern and work at NASA and not be an engineer or scientists! They need people in business, finance, law, science communications, writing, animation, video … Continue reading 7 Tips for Getting a NASA Internship
So, what’s it like to fly during a pandemic? Honestly, it’s probably the easiest and simplest flying I’ve ever done in my life. Why? No one is flying! Of course, flying on an airplane with complete strangers who could potentially be carrying a deadly disease is a risk that you have to decide if you want to take or not. In this instance, I said … Continue reading What It’s Like To Fly During A Pandemic + Tips
At heart, I am a beach bum. I grew up in southern California, spending the summer vacationing at the beach, so it’s no surprise that I feel most at peace at the beach. I currently live south of Houston, Texas, so I’m only about 40 minutes from the beaches at Galveston. The Gulf definitely isn’t the Pacific Ocean, but it’ll do in a pinch when … Continue reading Beach Anyone? A Summer Day in Galveston, Texas