Posts Tagged‘San Diego’

Being Patriotic via Instagram

I think it’s possible to be anti-Trump (and the incoming administration) without being anti-American. With homesickness starting to kick in and simultaneously having to hear so much anti-American sentiment lately abroad (including from myself), I think a reminder of how amazingly beautiful, colorful and diverse my country is would be perfect right about now. What better way to do so than through a homegrown American invention: Instagram! This is my attempt at being patriotic.                                                    …

My 5 Best Travel Moments of 2015

This year was personally one of my greatest years on record for traveling. Even though things were a bit rocky at times this year, it always makes me feel so grateful to look back and be thankful for the journey. I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the experiences I’ve had, as well as the resources to make it all possible (even if it took some sacrifices along the way). Getting right to the point, here are my top 5 travel highlights of 2015:   1) Road tripping the Pacific Coast Highway This is one of the most beautiful drives on Earth. I…

Hanging Ten with Surfers in SoCal

I recently spent some time visiting with a good friend on the West Coast (particularly Southern California, or SoCal), and I’m still processing the variances out there from my own East Coast attitude. Having not only grown up in New Jersey, and having lived in and around New York City for years now, it has become inherently clear in my attitude. This is particularly applicable in places as contrasting as SoCal, and even in parts of Italy with their “Relax! It’ll get done when it needs to get done!” laid-back attitude. I’m sad to admit that I generally always expect new…