9.19.2016 0 Notes Joshua Tree National Park

While home in San Diego a few weeks ago, R and I knew we needed a night away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We quickly perused Airbnb for some options, and I found the cutest high desert Airbnb that happened to be available for the following night at a reasonable rate. So we instant booked and were on our way the next day! This part of the high desert is 2-3 hours from San Diego county which makes it perfect for a quick weekend getaway.

9.05.2016 0 Notes Manhattan, KS

Man, the Kansas heat isn’t kidding. Neither were her thunderstorms let me tell ya… and the humidity. UGH my poor hair. But all in all, it was fun to explore another new place! Manhattan, also referred to as MHK or The Little Apple is a small college town serving Kansas State University. EMAW here, no joke. From the wildcats painted on every driveway, the Go Cats murals, the wildcat house numbers; this town definitely bleeds purple. Not to mention the majority of the campus looks like a giant limestone castle which is pretty neat.

8.29.2016 0 Notes Kansas City, MO

Hi there from the Midwest! I’ve been in Kansas for quite a while, but got the change to explore Kansas City, MO, just across the river (and the state line) over the weekend. After flying into MCI and driving around downtown on my way to the state of Kansas, I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by all the old brick buildings, huge old-school neon signs for businesses and just the feel of the city itself. It was so old industrial world and I loved it.

8.22.2016 0 Notes Portland, OR

While on assignment in Eugene, I decided I wanted to take a daytrip north to Portland to check out the downtown area and then head Northeast to some spots along the Colombia River Gorge. Portland is just a two-hour drive from Eugene and if you’ve never been, it’s beautiful.

8.15.2016 0 Notes Eugene, OR

First stop: Eugene, Oregon. A couple hours south of Portland, this college town, serving the University of Oregon packs a punch.

While on assignment here, I had a lot of free evenings to check out the local downtown area of Eugene (which is so cute!), enjoy some local eateries, hit the UO campus, venture to Autzen Stadium, and even take a quick day-trip to Portland which we’ll save for its own guide. Below are a few places that I really enjoyed (and frequented) while I was there.