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Maybe I’ve changed a lot in my tastes since living abroad, but the enamored feeling I once had towards Southern California no longer seems to be there. I still enjoy visiting the sunny side of the state, and I still love many aspects of San Diego, but the attitudes in L.A. and Orange County made […]

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I’ve been off the radar a bit more than usual as of late, and you may be wondering what the heck I’ve been up to! Well, I’ve been a little bit everywhere, more specifically a little bit all over the desert.  I’m currently in a busy pizzeria in North Hollywood, overpowered by the hustle and bustle […]

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I’m sitting in a new cafe in a town I used to call home. Everything is the same yet different. Transitioning back to the States, and more specifically California, has been more overwhelming than I thought it would be. Little things I never used to think of now rattle me, and make me realize a […]

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A look at life in New Zealand. I spent a year living in Wellington, and traveled all over the North and South Island, taking a GoPro with me for most of my travels. This is the result of that year, a year of growth, untouched and beautiful.

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It was my last full day abroad when I woke up to a Facebook message sent by my sister, letting me know that my grandma had passed away that morning. Dealing with death on the road is never easy, I can only be thankful that it happened so close to me coming home, allowing me […]

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I recently finished reading The Luminaries, a gold-rush era novel set on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. I’m glad I read it after I traveled through the area to have a bit of a reference for the story, and the book itself made me appreciate places like Hokitika even more, and the […]

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Kelsey and I trialled our backpacks, one carrying food, one carrying mainly camping gear, and gave each other a questioning look. This would be our first multi-day hike for the both of us, and we were doing it completely on our own in one of the most iconically beautiful parts of New Zealand: Abel Tasman […]

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