This was taken on a helicopter tour of the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon a few years ago. As we slowly lowered into the canyon itself, the canyon walls loomed up all around us, larger and taller and more majestic … Continue reading →
A pop culture-themed amusement park is rather infamous in this small town in Belgium. I can’t for the life of me remember the name of it, but I remember that the woods and hills surrounding the area were so beautiful … Continue reading →
That’s right, kids, I’m finally venturing out of the region again – but not overseas this time. (Though I’ve been itching to make that long-awaited Scandinavia-Mediterranean trek a reality lately…)
I’ll be spending the New Year’s holiday in Baja California again, this time with my boyfriend’s entire family at their vacation property. I’ve never had much need to travel to a tropical destination for winter vacation (I live in San Diego, people), but this will be a fun and welcome change.
Stay tuned for more photos, more adventures, and more stories from good ol’ Mexico…
Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California This Victorian landmark is a staple on the Coronado Island skyline – extravagant, luxurious, and rumored to be haunted, the “Hotel Del” is as famous as it is beautiful.
It’s been awhile, I know. Unfortunately, since returning home from my awesome six weeks in New Zealand and Australia, the extent of my travels has been around the southwest corner of the U.S. (with a short venture into Mexico!) Adventures have been pretty local, but that doesn’t mean I’m not finding them whenever I can.
For example, last weekend I hosted my first ever Gogobot-sponsored event in my hometown. Many of you know that I am heavily involved with the travel company Gogobot – I have been an editorial intern, hotel correspondent, and freelancer for them, and I am currently a Tribe leader as well as going through the process of becoming an Ambassador for them (excited face here!). Part of the application process was to throw a small event for my local community. I came up with the idea of a city-wide scavenger hunt as a way to bring the community together, have fun, and likely embarrass ourselves in the name of friendly competition.
The event was a roaring success (she said humbly), and I got an outpouring of positive feedback, as well as people who weren’t able to partake expressing interest in the next event I throw. Apparently, I know how to throw down around town. (Or something like that.)
Participants had two hours to go around town and complete the following tasks, among others:
Propose to a stranger and get a “yes”
High-five a law enforcement official
Moonwalk across an intersection
Pole dance on a street sign (life-changing to watch my male friends do this)
Ask someone for directions to the nearest cemetery
Take a look at this quirky video I compiled to share some of the teams’ crazy antics:
Interested in joining the next San Diego event? I’ll post details here when the next one is solidified, so keep an eye out!
(Not in San Diego? There will also be events in San Francisco and Los Angeles, thrown by my fellow Ambassadors and Community Managers, and I will share those with you as well!)