2018 is over! What an adventure this year was. Looking back at my year, I truly have so much to be lucky for. I touched 27 U.S. states, visited hundreds of cities, and met people I never imagined possible. So, without further ado, here is my 2018 year in review… My year started with a road trip from my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, to Washington … Continue reading 2018: The Year of Travel
Writer’s note: I apologize that this post is a little delayed as I was finishing up my internship, finishing summer school courses, moving back across the country from Washington D.C. to Tucson, AZ, and then started school shortly after. It was all such a whirlwind experience but I wouldn’t want to change a thing! Here is my final comments on my last internship with NASA, … Continue reading Thank You, Hubble
Interning with the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center I am so lucky to have finished my fourth NASA internship! This post is a little delayed as I was finishing up my internship, finishing summer school courses, moving back across the country from Washington D.C. to Tucson, AZ, and then started school shortly after. But, it was all such a whirlwind experience … Continue reading I Finished My 4th NASA Internship!
5 Things I Learned 1) There’s lots of people. And there’s a lot of people crammed into a smaller area. In the Southwest, there is quite a lot of people but there is much more space for everyone to spread out and have privacy — thanks urban sprawl. 2) People are waaaay more judgmental than in other parts of the USA. Social status actually means something. … Continue reading 5 things I learned when I moved to the DC area, and 5 things I miss about it.
Being a college student, I struggle when it comes to money. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t travel because you’re on a budget. It just takes some extra creativity and enthusiasm. Here are some fun and *FREE* places to see and things to do that I’ve discovered in and around Washington D.C. Visit the Smithsonian museums I love the Smithsonian museums. I can spend … Continue reading Free Things to do in DC
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! This year, I was lucky enough to live 15 miles north of Washington D.C. and check one adventure off my bucket list by attending the 4th of July festivities in our nation’s capital. My day began with the Independence Day Parade down Constitution Avenue at noon. It lasted little over an hour and hundreds, probably thousands, of people lined the streets. The … Continue reading 4th of July in DC
The National Arboretum is a tranquil piece of urban nature located in the outskirts of Washington D.C. It is an ideal for locals to visit because it is not a tourist-y location, but if you happen to enjoy being outdoors and walking around urban parks, the National Arboretum could be a lovely place for you to have a picnic. It’s also completely free to visit … Continue reading Visiting the National Arboretum
Imagine being in Disneyland (or any popular amusement park) in the summertime. Now image it being 50*F outside and it’s not actually Disneyland. That’s what the cherry blossom festival felt like in Washington D.C., USA. …But it was definitely worth it! I traveled into downtown D.C. via metro, which was abnormally busy, and got off on the wrong stop (oops). I ended up on a … Continue reading DC Cherry Blossoms