Hiking Old Baldy Trail in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

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

Beach Anyone? A Summer Day in Galveston, Texas

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

Don’t Mine-d If I Do… Hiking “Carrie Nation Trail #78” in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona is home to many unique hiking trails. It is also home to many old copper and uranium mines. When I visited my mom in May, she took me on a hike to an old uranium mine, and it’s now one of my favorite hikes in the area. This hike is under 5 miles roundtrip. On AllTrails, this hike is … Continue reading Don’t Mine-d If I Do… Hiking “Carrie Nation Trail #78” in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

My Top 6 Favorite National Parks in the United States

Visiting National Parks are my favorite things to do when I travel around the United States, and I definitely favor some, for all various reasons. In no particular order, here are my top 6 favorite National Parks that I’ve visited, and a few honorable mentions. 1) Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, California I’ve combined Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks because they’re right next to each … Continue reading My Top 6 Favorite National Parks in the United States

Oh Dam! Exploring Downtown Spokane, Washington State

Spokane, Washington, is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in the Pacific Northwest. It’s located near the border of Washington State and Idaho and is a fairly small but growing city. Just like my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, it’s large and growing, but quite small compared with their sister cities, Phoenix, AZ, and Seattle, WA. Spokane is one of the most tranquil places … Continue reading Oh Dam! Exploring Downtown Spokane, Washington State

What You Should Know Before Moving to Arizona

So you’re thinking about moving to Arizona? Well, you’re not the first one! Arizona is the fastest-growing state in the entire United States. I, myself, moved to Arizona and lived there for 10(ish) years after living in California. Here’s what I know about what it’s like to move to Arizona. What part of the state do you want to live in? Arizona has three major … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Moving to Arizona