Category Archives: United States

Musk Ox Alaska Wildlife CC

New Year’s in Alaska!

What better time of year to visit Alaska than New Year’s in the dead of winter?! I was coerced into this frosty adventure by a good friend and promised an amazing New Year’s Eve at a concert by one of my favorite artists, Slow Magic. The day after the show, we decided to make the most out of our four hours of daylight by driving south from Anchorage to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Here are a few of the best photos from that visit. Yes, it was as cold as it looks!  Continue reading New Year’s in Alaska!

Redeye to NYC

The excitement of travel

Travel just wouldn’t be exciting without a jolt of stress and indecision beforehand… I was all set to leave for New York on a redeye to visit a friend, spend a few days exploring, and ultimately help him drive his rental car back to Salt Lake City with his adorable dog for the holidays. Three hours before departure as I’m packing my dad texts me in a panic,  Continue reading The excitement of travel

road trip car window

Cross-country road trip in December: Why not?

When I saw my friend’s post on Facebook, “I’m planning a road trip from New York to Utah for the holidays, taking I-78 and the 70. Anyone ever do this? Am I nuts?”, I had already been looking for an excuse to visit New York City again. I playfully commented, “Want company?”, unsure if he’d take me up on my offer. I received a message an hour later, “It’s a long ass road trip.” The plan is Pittsburg, Colombus, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and finally Salt Lake City. The only city on the list I’ve been to before, besides Salt Lake of course, is Denver, so I was very interested. “Let’s do this!” Continue reading Cross-country road trip in December: Why not?

Turquoise Pool

Yellowstone National Park: Land of Geothermal Wonders

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most beautiful and diverse parks in the United States. It is renowned for its wide variety of geothermal features including geysers, mud-pots, hot springs, and its best-known geyser, Old Faithful. Yellowstone is also home to a plethora of wildlife species including bison, wolves, elk, moose, and several species of birds and bears.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao Tzu

This is my first step, and I’m excited to share my journey with you. I want this blog to be a history of the places I have seen, and a journal of all the places I have yet to visit. Growing up, I vacationed all around the United States with my family, which fostered my love for travel. I moved to China in my early twenties to teach English and was immersed in a completely foreign culture for several years. Having been back home from that experience for six years now, I am longing for another adventure. This time I plan to travel through several countries over a period of two years or more, working along the way. I am a photographer by trade, so that will be my main focus. Get ready for lots of photos and not so many words.