I booked a very spur of the moment trip to Portland, Oregon--my first completely solo trip! I am quite well traveled, but I don't think I've ever been alone from start to finish. This was a great place to start - it's super accessible on foot, with a wide variety of activities to get into as a solo traveler. I thoroughly enjoyed eating everything in sight, and actually quite like the gloomy weather that took over on day 2. Highlight of this trip, for me--was seeing Multnomah Falls and going to a Sade tribute show at a little jazz venue. I also really enjoyed spending time with myself, reading, people watching, having a quiet meal, or listening to music/podcasts while aimlessly walking around!
Have you been to Portland? What was your favorite part? Let me know in the comments!
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Alberta Arts District
International Rose Test Garden
Last summer I went to Canada for the first time, accompanied by one of my best friends and favorite travel partner! We stayed in central Vancouver but also ventured out to the following places:
Around the city
Gastown + Granville Island
University of British Columbia
Stanley Park + Kitsilano Beach
Capilano Suspension Bridge + Stawamus Chief Trail
Summer 2018 Vlog: Maui!
Blog posts coming soon! :) Yes I know exactly how overdue this is....it's a vibe.
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!