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A short getaway to Big Bear Lake

With the ease of long distance travel nowadays, sometimes we tend to miss the places that are local to us. Big Bear Lake is only 3 hours away from where I live. Despite living in California my whole life, I’ve never yet visited the lake. We rented a cabin in the Moonridge neighborhood for 2… Continue reading A short getaway to Big Bear Lake


Touring the Navajo Nation: Discovering Injustices

On my spring break road trip, my most eye-opening experience was our venture into the Navajo Nation Reservation. This was completely unplanned, as the route we meant to take to the Grand Canyon from Utah was closed. What I saw and learned on this drive opened me to the struggles and strengths of the Navajo people. I… Continue reading Touring the Navajo Nation: Discovering Injustices

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Southwest Road Trip; part 1

My last spring break as a college student has been a blast. I planned this trip about 3 months ago, but made sure to leave wiggle room. This trip, for me, was beautiful, spontaneous and very much eye-opening. Our trip itinerary: Sunday: Newport Beach-Catalina Island-Vegas On day 1, we left Oxnard at 5am to catch… Continue reading Southwest Road Trip; part 1

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Visiting the American Deep South

Growing up in southern California and living in one of the most liberal cities in America, one can imagine that visiting the rural South for me could make me uncomfortable. In my social work studies, I’ve been shown many negative statistics about this area. Although statistics present one side of the story, I found that… Continue reading Visiting the American Deep South


Car Camping and Traveling With Dogs

As a graduation gift, I have been privileged to become the owner of a Honda Fit. What particularly drew me to the model was its trademarked “magic seats”, which fold down flat completely. With a newfound way of traveling cheaply and to get more used to the car, my boyfriend and I (along with our… Continue reading Car Camping and Traveling With Dogs