Happy New Year! 2016 Recap

January 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Happy New Year Everyone! Many people are glad to be putting 2016 behind them, and similarly the year was full of both bad and good moments for me. However, in the end the amazing experiences I had shine brightly when I look back. I got engaged exactly one year ago today in Yosemite. Brian and I started a travel blog together, Bound to Explore (chec...
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Canadian Rockies Road Trip | Banff and Jasper National Parks

November 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Exploring the beauty of this world is something I never take for granted. The way I feel when I breathe in mountain air, and stand at the zenith of a hike is sacred to me. Now more than ever it seems critical to stop denying climate change, and to cease destroying the natural beauty of our Earth in pursuit of financial gain. I worry about what the...
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Chasing the Last Fall Colors in the Eastern Sierras

October 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." - John Muir I was exhausted. I had just finished teaching a workshop on essay writing, shot my last wedding of the year, and I made it through mourning the loss of my grandfather. I finally had a chance to breathe, but I still felt suffocated. More than ever, I needed to get away. I needed to recharge. M...
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CA Road Trip | Big Sur, Muir Woods & Yosemite

January 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Brian and I took what seems to be becoming our annual winter road trip up the coast just after Christmas. This year, stops included Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, Muir Woods National Monument, and Yosemite National Park. Enjoy! Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur In Janurary, if the conditions are right, the sun sets right behind the hole in Keyhole Arch, a fa...
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Happy New Year! 2015 Recap

December 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Happy New Year! I hope you all had an amazing 2015! For me, the year brought many wonderful things and adventures, but ended with some heartache. In March, I finally left the nest and got an apartment with Brian. Over the summer, we went on a great adventure in Europe - visiting t he Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, t he Isle of Skye, York, London, L...
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Travel Adventures | Ireland

December 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The last stop on our trip this past summer, was Ireland. After hopping around three other countries, Brian and I decided to keep Dublin as our home base for the duration of our stay. Our hotel was located in Temple Bar, which made exploring the city easy due to its central location. I really loved the laid-back vibe that Dublin had, and what struck...
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Travel Adventures | Brussels & Burges, Belgium

October 28, 2015  •  1 Comment
Brussels was a breath of fresh air after spending so much time in the UK. Early on in our trip planning stages, Brian suggested spending a weekend in Belgium, and I am very glad that we did. It was fun to mix things up, and explore a new part of Europe. Plus, how could I say no to a country known for some of my favorite culinary delights: chocolate...
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Travel Adventures | Windsor Castle & Oxford

October 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
While staying in London, Brian and I knew that we wanted to take a few day trips to explore some of the historic places just outside of the city. But which to choose? The mysterious Stonehenge? One of the estates made famous by some of my favorite shows and movies like Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. Should we go take in the waters at Bath,...
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

September 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. I can't say enough good things about going to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. I was expecting a few sets, some Butterbeer, and that was it. However, the experience completely blew away my expectations. Everything was there. Everything. From the large exterior of Privet Dri...
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