A very belated vlog of my summer 2017 trips!
I went to Joshua Tree for a weekend in August 2017 to celebrate one of my best friend's 25th birthday. It was a great trip with some hiking, spa time, cooking and fun times all around.
Where we stayed
We rented a big house in Airbnb that had a cool dome house in the backyard. Being one of two people there who were ridin solo (aka no S.O coming with) I jumped at the chance to sleep outdoors under the stars, and wake up to the sunrise.
Seeing as I'm writing this two and a half years later....I don't remember the names of the trails that we went on but there were lots of cool rocks and trees! Can't miss it :D
Spa / Hot Springs
After a day in the sun full of hiking, we treated ourselves to an evening at a hot spring spa!
I flew to NYC in July 2017 for a work project and stayed the weekend to visit a friend. It had been exactly 10 years since I was last in NYC. I chose a less-than-ideal time of year to go - the muggiest, most humid month of July. Still, it was great to experience the city as an adult and take in so many new sights and smells -- some reminding me of why I don't want to live there! Here is a very belated post outlining some of my travel.
I was based out of Brooklyn my whole trip and it felt a lot like Oakland in the sense that the city wasn't far away, but I could have a little more breathing space. There was a rich culture present in the city including in the up and coming Williamsburg neighborhood where I had brunch one day - vegan Chik'n and Waffles!