Category Photo Essays

Backpacking Point Reyes

Jutting out into the wild Pacific Ocean just north of San Francisco, the Point Reyes peninsula is quite a special part of Northern California. It is indeed one of my favorite places on earth. I’ve been a lot of places, but I keep coming back to this one. This is the third summer in a […]

The 14 hour road trip

On one random day off work last week, I drove for eight hours to see some pretty trees that I’ve never seen before. The idea to visit Calaveras Big Trees state park had popped into my head a few days before. I needed out of the City. I needed to pop this little self-made bubble […]

The redwoods are calling…

The redwoods are calling and I must go… And not just for a hike. I’m feeling a magnetic pull towards the trees, towards quiet friendly streets, towards community, towards open space, towards fresh air. Ya see, I’ve never ever considered myself a city girl. I’ve always been the nature/outdoorsy/mountain girl. So, why, you probably ask, […]

Mexico: The Chiapas jungle

The Mexico adventures continue… After a few days of hanging out in the interior of the Yucatan peninsula, I headed out towards the Mexican state of Chiapas for a few days of fun in the jungle! And I’m talking jungle, like wet, lush, tropical, green, buggy, prone-to-flooding jungle. The state of Chiapas is located in […]

Mexico Photo Essay: Inland Yucatan

My inland route through the Yucatan included the cute, colonial town of Valladolid, the bustling capital city of Merida, and a spontaneous side trip to the Uxmal ruins. It was a brief 3 day whirlwind visit through the heart of the peninsula, bookended by time on the Caribbean coast and a jaunt through the Chiapas […]