Hike 30/52 – Studio City River Walk

Date: August 12th Neighborhood: Studio City Difficulty: 1 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 1.22 miles (out and back) I am catching up on all my hikes because currently I am at hike number 38. This Studio City walkway is behind a large shopping center. It may not be as pretty a hiking through a canyon, but I do appreciate… Continue reading Hike 30/52 – Studio City River Walk


Hamilton: The Revolution

This Saturday, we're going to see "Hamilton". In honor of that, I'm going share my thoughts on Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. It's part text version of the musical, part behind-the-scenes. Whether you've seen the show, listened to the soundtrack on repeat, or you did neither of the two -- you are… Continue reading Hamilton: The Revolution


Week 15: Focus on the present and what is good

Week 15: Travel Regrets My travel regret is to have never done a study abroad whether it was a yearlong or even a week. This is a MAJOR thing I wished I changed in my twenties. At the time I was working as a waitress to pay for the school items, rent, entertainment, clothes, and… Continue reading Week 15: Focus on the present and what is good


Pam in the Wild

Meet Pam from I Want My Pop Culture where she blogs Top 40 music videos from 1980 to today. Check out the interview below! What's your 9-to-5? I work at a department store. Location: Michigan   What was your main drive behind your blog? It had been a dream of mine to create a website about… Continue reading Pam in the Wild


Weekend Coffee Share: One Less Thing

If we were having coffee, I'd make a French press and tell you I sold my car! What? Yes, I sold my car. We had three cars and I got rid of my primary car. I've had my 2006 Hyundai Sonata since 2010. It was my first car I bought with my first professional job… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: One Less Thing


Week 14: Part one of many…my favorite travel destinations

Week 14: Top three favorite destinations For this week's Travel Tuesday, I'll be sharing my top three travel destinations. Top Three? How did I narrow this down? Well I did not... Think of this little list as part of a far longer list of favorite destination ;-). Angkor Wat (Cambodia):  This was my first big trip… Continue reading Week 14: Part one of many…my favorite travel destinations


Sarah in the Wild

This idea was itching my mind for a while. I wanted to do an interview series highlighting bloggers who do full jobs like me. I think we need to highlight there are certainly more things in life than work and blogging is a gateway to support and share hobbies and meaningful activities. To me it… Continue reading Sarah in the Wild


Unique Blogger Award

I've been nominated for the Unique Blogger Award by Roda from Growing Self. Thank you so much for the recognition! On her blog she features her beautiful farm with ducks, chickens, horses, and goats -- while I am still working on my yard. I find her blog inspiring because she pursues and shares things in… Continue reading Unique Blogger Award


Unleash the Flower Power!

This was in the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle-- it's such a unique place!  I don't even know what I was doing in this photo. It's likely I was taking a photo from my smart phone. Thank you, husband, for taking this photo! A year ago my husband, my brother-in-law, and I went to… Continue reading Unleash the Flower Power!


Week 13: Scandinavian, Hmong, American

Week 13: Unique Cultures Encountered To start off, I am not well-versed some of the cultures listed below these are just my observations to why I think they're unique. Scandinavian When I was in Cambodia, I met a traveler named Ida who was from Norway. The first thing I said was, "Norway?! I hear you're… Continue reading Week 13: Scandinavian, Hmong, American


Weekly Coffee Share: Joy List

If we were having coffee, we'd discuss what are things in life that bring you joy. Why is it important to recognize things in life that meaningful and bring you joy? Because sometimes we get caught up in the noise and business of life. Sometimes we forget to think of some of the things in… Continue reading Weekly Coffee Share: Joy List


Week 12: Hey, You!

Week 12: Happy and sad travel stories Travel Tuesday is back! I just came back from a 3-day camping trip in Sequoia. Today I am taking an extra day off to clean and get back into the swing of things before tomorrow's business trip to San Diego. I initially wanted to share both a happy… Continue reading Week 12: Hey, You!