Taking a Solo Road Trip? Here are some tips to help!

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…

What You Should Know Before Moving to Washington, D.C.

So you're thinking about moving to Washington, D.C.? I lived there for 8 months in 2018 and it was some of the best times of my life! If you're thinking about moving to Washington D.C., here are some things that I think you should know. What part of the city do you want to live…

A Couple Hours at the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Missouri

Visiting the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was one of my favorite experiences from last summer! At the time, I had been roadtripping from Washington D.C. to Tucson, Arizona, and I specifically made St. Louis a stop on my drive because I wanted to see the giant arch. The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot…

Snorkeling and Hiking at Haleakala National Park! Hawaii, Day 3

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I've ever been on. This is the third day of my week-long adventure, so be sure to read about my first few days in Hawaii and check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure! I…

My Favorite Things to do in Oceanside, California

Happy spring break!! It's that time of the year again when all of us students are travelling to the beach and enjoying the (brief) break from classes. Oceanside, California, is honestly one of my favorite places in the world. In middle and high school, it was my absolute number one favorite place, especially to visit…

“Where Nature and Astronomy Meet” Mt. Wilson Observatory, California

My work at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory took me on an unexpected trip to Mount Wilson, California. Mt. Wilson is a 100+ year old observatory about 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest. It's a beautiful 1.5 hour drive and there are also hikes that lead visitors through…