places, usa

Riding the Rails to Los Angeles (Part 1)

Always craving an escape from Vancouver, I recently decided at the very last minute to book a seat on the Coast Starlight and head to Los Angeles for some sunshine and to visit my friend Ben. According to Amtrak, the Coast Starlight route from Seattle to Los Angeles is "widely regarded as one of the most spectacular… Continue reading Riding the Rails to Los Angeles (Part 1)

California, featured, places

36 (ish) Hours in LA

The last time I was in Los Angeles, I was a young preteen and my biggest goal for the trip was mouse-spotting at Disneyland and window shopping on Rodeo Drive. At the time, I was under the (false) impression that Beverly Hills was the be all and end all of "LA culture". My adolescent impressions of the city came from my… Continue reading 36 (ish) Hours in LA

photography, places

Meandering through Greenwich

On my recent trip to New York, my mum and I opted to forgo the hustle and bustle of Midtown for the relative peace and quiet of Greenwich Village. Having been to NYC before, I knew from experience that staying in the tourist 'hot-zone' didn't really connect you to the best of the city. I… Continue reading Meandering through Greenwich

places, vietnam

First impressions of Hanoi

Since arriving in Hanoi, I have been completely overwhelmed in the best way possible. Hanoi is impossibly energetic and there is so much going on that it can be difficult to know where to look. Every time I turn my head I see and observe something new. I have only been here for two days… Continue reading First impressions of Hanoi

daily life, vancouver

midsummer thoughts

This summer has been a busy one. If I'm not working at Tourism Vancouver, I'm volunteering at the David Suzuki Foundation. If I'm not volunteering, I'm keeping the apartment clean, running, catching up on sleep, watching movies with friends, making salad, completing assignments and scholarship applications, and so on and so forth. It's nice to… Continue reading midsummer thoughts